09:33PM | 08/24/01
Member Since: 10/03/00
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I have removed the popcorn from my ceilings which has left some paper tears and gouges (sp?).

If I do minimal smoothing of this, will spraying orange peel hide most of the imperfections? (8' ceilings) If orange peel will not hide the imperfections then I would assume the easiest thing to due is do some minimal smoothing, prime and then trowel on a texture.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


02:09PM | 08/25/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
The most common reason for spraying texture on ceilings is to conceal imperfections, especially because ceilings are so darn diffcult to work on. Orange Peel texture hides less than, say, popcorn or brush-swirls, but it will hide some imperfections. Be sure to replace any tape that fell because the tape helps prevent the seams from shifting. No amount of texture can conceal a broken or sloppy seam because it will eventually reveal itself due to shifting and natural expansion/contraction with normal temparature and humidity changes.


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