08:12AM | 05/14/02
Member Since: 05/13/02
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I have a contractor that just put in a new ceiling and painted a coat of primer before I could talk with him. It is clear to me that he did not wipe the walls down of loose plaster dust before priming. There is dust everywhere. Is this a big deal? Will the paint peel off?

He is painting with a low VOC latex paint.




01:54AM | 05/15/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
How do you know he didn't wipe the dust off the ceiling before priming?


05:39AM | 05/20/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I doubt the paint will peel off, but my concern would be how it will look. If there's dust in it, it will not look smooth.


04:03PM | 08/13/14
It's definitely important to wipe off dust before priming or painting. I'm not sure how much of an effect it will have later on down the road, though. I would make sure to hire painters in the future that you can trust. Asking around for references is a good way to find a trustworthy company.


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