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Refresh a ceiling

When redecorating a home it's easy to overlook the ceiling, but ceilings need refreshing just as much as walls. Prominent Paints offer some practical tips on painting a ceiling.

19/10/2017

Don't forget the ceiling when redecorating your home. Ceilings need refreshing just as much as walls. We asked Prominent Paints to offer some practical tips on painting a ceiling.

New Ceiling - Plaster Finish

Ceilings that have been plastered with Cretestone, Rhinolite or Glass Stone should be lightly brushed to remove loose dust before applying Prominent Plaster Primer. Use a paint roller to completely cover the finish, as it is essential to prevent peeling of final coats. The ceiling can be finished with two coats of quality acrylic PVA.

Ceiling - Previously Painted

Where the ceiling was previously painted with acrylic PVA and is still in good condition, apply Prominent Promodek or Premium Matt. Follow the instructions on the can for proper application.

Preparation

Check nail heads and steel cover strips, and fill any holes or cracks with Progold Readymix Crack Filler. Spot prime when dry with Prominent Plaster Primer. You can fill any gaps between ceiling boards and cornices - and between cornices and walls - with Acrylic Gap Filler/Acrylic Polyurethane sealer.

Solutions

  •  If mould is evident, wash down with Progold Fungal Wash.
  • Where the paint finish has peeled and leaves an uneven surface after scraping off, apply one coat of Prominent Plaster Primer to the area and fill uneven patches with Progold Readymix Crack Filler. Sand smooth and then apply another coat of Prominent Plaster Primer over the crack filler, before painting with Prominent Promodek or Premium Matt.
  • Where there are water stains on the ceiling, apply a coat of Prominent Universal Undercoat before painting with acrylic PVA.
  • For any signs of damp, apply a coat of Prominent Dampcure after removing all paint to bare substrate. Where rust is evident, apply two coats of Prominent Ultra Prime.

If an oil based paint was used previously, and unless you want to take the time to sand the entire ceiling to de-gloss the finish to paint with acrylic PVA, it is necessary to apply oil based paint over oil based. Apply one or two coats of Prominent Premium Eggshell Enamel, or Prominent Premium Non Drip Enamel.

 

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