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jimt

05:22AM | 04/29/99
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My ceilings haven't been painted in some years and really, really need it. However, the ceilings are textured (popcorn) and are really dry. Someone told me to apply Kilz oil primer first, because a waterbase would **** all the texture off the ceiling onto the roller. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Also, would a foam roller for texture be alright or is there another applicator I should use? Thanks Jim

jimt

05:24AM | 04/29/99
The "****" were replaced for "wash". No profanity here.

DR HOME

02:30PM | 04/29/99
Keep checking, I do have the information on popcorn ceilings. Just need to locate it....

jimt

06:04AM | 04/30/99
Thanks, Doc. I'll wait.

DR HOME

02:20PM | 04/30/99
Didn't take as long as I thought, have to get more organized one of these days.

Found the information, but it is not what you want to hear. A few of the manufacturers strongly recommend against painting a popcorn ceiling. Apparently paint seals the surface and diminishes its ability to hide smoke and dirt. This in fact is the purpose for the pores in the surface.

However they do recommend spot cleaning with bleach and water or they all sell chemicals for the cleaning. They also sell repair kits. Here is a name of a company that you can write to if you wish. You can explain your situation. I have written to them in the past and they were very helpful. You will need to enclose a self addressed stamped envelope for the reply. Also ask for their free brochure on how to care and repair- its free.

Sprayed Textures Unlimited
1518 Hwy. 138
Wall Township, NJ 07719

Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. Maybe if I stay off the site for awhile others will answer more........

jimt

03:19AM | 05/03/99
Thanks alot. You have been very helpful. I really do have some major decisions to make now.

jimt

07:17AM | 05/17/99
Just wanted to let y'all know, I finished my ceilings and they look great. Applied Kilz primer with a foam texture roller, and a coat of good ceiling latex. Rough working ocer your shoulders all day, but saves a bunch of $$$. Thanks.
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