Postby maxbaker007 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:49 pm


I tried to paint over an artex ceiling with normal emulsion white paint in the dining room, on a house about 10 years old.
It has cracked and peeled off most of what I have painted.

Is their a solution to this, I can't be the only person ever wating to paint a ceiling???


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Postby thedoctor » Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:33 pm

Sounds like the ceiling (as are most ceilings) was a bit greasy. It should be washed down well with sugar soapfirst. Follow the instructions on the tub to wash off. Its a very common problem.
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Postby canny » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:24 pm

scrap off loose artex and paint with PVA before painting. Dont let the roller dry out to much.
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