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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    What is the best way to fix small cracks in ceilings? If its a larger crack I usually tape and mud, but for smaller cracks, is it worth breaking the crack apart with a blade and then filling with plaster? Do I have to tape over it after plastering it? or is the plaster good enough to hold?
  2. General Painting Discussion
    After reading a recent thread I noticed some of you might be caulking wood to wall when the wood is natural/stain-grade. Now, I am not the caulk police, but the only time I'd ever consider filling a gap from a wall or ceiling to stain-grade trim is if there were massive gaps and the customer...
  3. Surface Preparation and Application
    When selling ceiling painting (usually orange peel or knock down) we tell clients that brush/roll yields a superior finish to spraying. Do you think that's true? Usually we do 1 coat of primer (123) and 1 coat of finish (ProMar 200 Zero). I'm a remodeling contractor, not a pro painter. Thank...
  4. Surface Preparation and Application
    I just finished up painting a Industrial open ceiling for a client. Before I painted, the ceiling showed light rust flashing in a few areas. My clients want a white finish. I went to the local Kwal which recently changed to Professional paint coatings and they recommended a waterborne glidden...
  5. Surface Preparation and Application
    We are working on a project where 70% of the interior is knotty pine which needs to be finished in a flat white on ceiling and a deep based color on walls. We decided after an hour with a Kilz Rep to stray from Sherwin Williams and use an oil based kilz product to prime. For the most part it...
  6. General Painting Discussion
    Kitchen ceiling popcorn was removed by homeowner. They did a pretty good job. Now they would like a lighter texture. A sand finish to lets say med popcorn texture. I cannot shoot it and will mix my own then cut and roll. I did have to skim the ceiling out twice afraid of previous imperfections...
  7. General Painting Discussion
    has anyone seen any ceiling price per square foot discussions........ been looking but I cant seem to find anything I am looking for differenent perspectives on pricing ceiligns especially spraying thanks
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