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My Ceiling

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Matt-Page, 27 Mar 2006.

  1. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,661

    Not the usual post you will see on here and i apologise for boring you with it.

    I am still renovating my cottage and i am now stuck on my bathroom celing.

    It had, originally some sort of gloss paint on it, looked bloody horrible so the misses spoke with our builder who reccomended a egg shell finish paint, and said we wouldn't need to sand it down. So, taking his advice i gave the ceiling a light sanding, so the paint had something to key too, i put two coats on of slightly watered down paint onto the ceiling. It looked fine, until we had a shower and the water steam seemed to drip from the ceiling...

    The paint then also started to flake off a bit, so here i am, after 3 hours of sanding with only a quater done.

    MY question is, is thee an easier way to do this? Paint stipper (Nitromors) would be ok, but i need to be careful of the newly tiled/painted walls and new bathroom suite.

    Is sanding the best option? It is taking me ages and is making a right mess. Pluss i have dust bogies big time :p

    Thanks y'all and sorry for boring you....
     
  2. daveyj27

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,231

    Location: NH USA (Brit Expat)

    Water-based eggshell, or oil-based?
     
  3. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,661

    Water based...
     
  4. NicktheNorse

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,364

    Location: Oslo, Norway

    surely water based paint in a damp atmosphere is a no-no?
     
  5. [email protected]

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,074

    Location: MK

    Ever thought about a plastic celing?

    I think they have come down in price now, and they look great and are maintainance free!

    Well worth the initial payout.
     
  6. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,661

    Sadly the plastic ceiling is out of the idea.

    Ideally i need you to tell me how to strip the glossy paint, now covered in egshell from my ceiling....

    Anyone?