11:52AM | 07/04/05
Member Since: 07/03/05
2 lifetime posts
The ceiling of my balcony needs to be repainted. Used a scraper to get off the paint that was pealing. Please tell me the steps I have to follow to reapaint the ceiling. IE should I power wash or sand the ceiling before painting or is scaping enough. Please advise.

Thank you



02:50PM | 07/05/05
Member Since: 06/29/05
5 lifetime posts

I'm not sure I have enough info here to help you but I would always recommend removing any loose and poorly adhered paint before recoating a surface. The challenge that you may have is that the ceiling may have excess moisture in it which is causing the peeling. If moisture is coming from the inside it will continue to peel until that is fixed. Some possible causes could be the top side of the concrete balcony is not sealed which is allowing moisture to get in. Maybe a roof leak issue. Once the moisture is stopped a great primer like Glidden's Gripper and a high quality ext paint will work great. For general prep I would remove all the loose paint and then clean the surface of all dust with a good concrete cleaner. Let it dry a good two to three days and then use the primer I mentioned. Good luck!


04:35PM | 07/07/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You should wash the ceiling to remove dirt, mildew and mineral build up with a solution of 1quart bleach,3 quarts water and 1/2 cup of TSP. Be sure to rinse well. You may have to do some more scraping as some of the paint will loosen up with the washing step and allow to dry 3 days before you apply paint.
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