I have a ceiling that has rough trowel like finish. It looks like someone wiped off their paint brushes in one spot. Is it OK to paint the ceiling? Can I use a typical flat white paint, using the typical procedure for painting a ceiling? Or, will the ceilng loose its charm with the trowel markings being filled in?
It would take many coats of paint to fill in the texture on your ceiling. The paint to use will be one designed for ceilings as they dry flatter than regular wall paints and look better on a textured on smooth ceiling. You will need to use a long nap roller such as a 1" or 1 1/4". If the ceiling has not been painted it will most likely take 2 coats to get an even finish.
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