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What do we need to fix peeling paint on ceiling?

antheaol
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What do we need to fix peeling paint on ceiling?

our ceiling is peeling.  We have checked, it is not moisture.  We have had 3 painters come and quote but we will need to do this ourself.  They all mentioned “sealing”.

 

what products will we need (apart from the standard brushes and ceiling paint).  Any advice for the DIY would be greatly appreciated.image.jpg

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Prawns
Senior Contributor

Re: ceiling paint

gyprock bog for once you flake all that paint off  - your going to have to level the surface again with bog.

Id suggest once you bog and sand it flat - hold off on painting for a full day - check your work under different lighting conditions to be sure it still looks flat (eg still looks flat with a light on at night)  I thought my ceiling was nice and flat once and painted immediatly - then found out it wasnt too flat once night time hit and night lights went on lol. Paints alot harder to sand back to rebog lol.

Im not sure what you would need sealant for unless moisture is coming though?

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Jason
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Re: What do we need to fix peeling paint on ceiling?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @antheaol. It's good to have you join us.

 

I'm pleased to see @Prawns gave you a very prompt and helpful reply. Let me also tag @Peggers to see if he might like to share his thoughts with you. @MitchellMc will also be able to assist when he returns on Friday. 

 

Please don't hesitate to post anytime you have something to share with the community or need a hand with a project around the house and garden. ​​​​We're sure you will get plenty of helpful information, advice and inspiration from our amazing community members.

 

Thanks,

 

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Peggers
Experienced Contributor

Re: ceiling paint

@antheaol it doesn't look too bad to fix, although it depends whether there's some underlying cause for that flaking. I agree with @Prawns though, if there isn't moisture, then I'm surprised that it needs a sealant. I also agree that filling and sanding will be needed, and check everything is smooth and flat before you paint again. I tend to start painting jobs with the British Paints Prep 4-in-1 anyway, it's an oil-based undercoat which takes slightly longer to dry, but it primes, seals and blocks stains as well as undercoating anyway. Gives a great base to paint over with your topcoats.

 

Good luck - be interested to see how it turns out.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: ceiling paint

Hi @antheaol,

 

It's fantastic to see you've already received some expert advice from our members. I'd second everything that has been mentioned especially @Peggers suggestion of using British Paints Prep 4-in-1

 

The first thing to do is get yourself some good quality scrapers like the QEP 12" Floor and Wall Scraper and QEP 8" Extend Floor And Wall Scraper, they'll make your life so much easier. You really want to remove all the loose and flakey paint until you get right back into solid material.

 

Once you have removed the existing paint, you should find this step-by-step guide useful: How To Paint A Ceiling.

 

I'd be interested to see what the ceiling looks like after you have started to remove the paint. Please keep us updated and reach out if you have any questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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