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Old 08-18-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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I spray mine, 2 different directions. I lay a heavy coat on each coat to give is a nice finish. I have never had a problem with this or experienced a failure with my preferred method.

How do you paint them?
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Whats the best way to do it?

I already bid but not sure how to paint it yet... I'm glad I found you guys...
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I've rolled them and sprayed them. Rolling tends to bring the popcorn back down to earth... Never had that problem spraying. Kinda depends on the job and if I think it will pull or not with the roller. You gotta have that sweet roll with the right amount of paint to pull it off.
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I spray mine,one coat,one direction,across the largest light source like any ceiling of course.

Never had any problems like this,but theyre always an off white and flat so,not hard to cover the Acoustic white they allready were.
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Ohh, I would also like to know how you patch hole in pop corn ceiling, I use the Homex tex in a can. What is your method?
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Your welcome TJ,ask me anything any time,I know it all after all.

And you should charge about a hundred dollars,yeah,hundred dollars,one for good two for bad.
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here's a ceiling that was spot primed where there were some stains, then primed full and one finish coat, all rolled.

I wouldn't have saved any time by spraying.
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IMO you would have taken about the same time, spraying. I'm not thinking my way is the only way, i just think it just what you prefer, no right method, just your preference. I would be worried about rolling near the uncovered window covering, that pop corn can have wings when rolling it.
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IMO you would have taken about the same time, spraying. I'm not thinking my way is the only way, i just think it just what you prefer, no right method, just your preference. I would be worried about rolling near the uncovered window covering, that pop corn can have wings when rolling it.
All the walls are covered by plastic and draped to the floor.
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of never mind i see the plastic now
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to me, I don't like spraying occupied because of the dried paint dust that falls on everything. Sure you got plastic on stuff but when you take it off what its covering it can get on alot of stuff.

Plus, I don't have to worry if something isn't completely covered, and don't have to drop out a complete room if its large. I like how its easier to manage when you have alot of valuables in a room. Plus, I sort of prefer a rolled look, I think it coats better. Just my way of doing it.
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Does anyone see new ceilings that are NOT textured in some way?

What's happened to SMOOTH ?



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Does anyone see new ceilings that are NOT textured in some way?

What's happened to SMOOTH ?
I wouldn't even know how to paint them
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Does anyone see new ceilings that are NOT textured in some way?

What's happened to SMOOTH ?
smooth walls require more labor time and so it's more expensive.
more time to get all the imperfections out. Texture, you can get away with alot more.
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Ohh, I would also like to know how you patch hole in pop corn ceiling, I use the Homex tex in a can. What is your method?
I use that stuff that comes in a tub also.

Works much better than the stuff in a aerosol.
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I use that stuff that comes in a tub also.

Works much better than the stuff in a aerosol.
I never had much patching, usually a screw hole not much more. Have you done big patches, how does it blend, link please
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I never had much patching, usually a screw hole not much more. Have you done big patches, how does it blend, link please
It works ok but, it takes awhile to work it out so it blends good.

It's not perfect, but then again, neither is getting a hopper out.

You want a link to the product?
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It works ok but, it takes awhile to work it out so it blends good.

It's not perfect, but then again, neither is getting a hopper out.

You want a link to the product?
I think i know what your talking about, is it that stuff that the container looks like a min gal of milk?
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In my neck of the woods,smooth texture is in.

Usually in the high end NC homes,it's all smooth.

It's a real PITA though,cause you cant touch them up,everything you do to tu a smooth wall shows IME.

Even when I backroll the wall,I can go to roll some tu spots,it shows.

Really ticks me off too,end up rolling whole walls that dont need to be repainted over some silly little dings the carpet people put on em or whatever.

If the tu spot is really tiny,I will get a small brush and just put a tiny dot on it and that will work,hand prints and smears that will wipe off thats what I do.

I hate touch ups.
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I think i know what your talking about, is it that stuff that the container looks like a min gal of milk?
http://www.lowes.com/pd_288385-1314-5004_4294806326_4294937087_?productId=3371844&Ns=p _product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sol d|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Patching%2BRepair_429480 6326_4294937087_%3Fpage%3D5%26Ns%3Dp_product_prd_l is_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&facetInfo=

sorta like this stuff, its readymix.
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