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Paint Peeling Off Plaster Ceiling

Paint Peeling Off Plaster Ceiling

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There could be many reasons for your paint job to be separating away from your plaster ceiling. Ceiling painting is not one of the better things that people enjoy doing. It is a long slow process if there’s lots of ceilings.

Mechanical issues

there could be moisture problems in the air causing the paint to separate from the ceiling. If there are a few spots here and there where the paint is peeling away from the ceiling possibly there could be something make in that area moist. Check to make sure that there’s nothing behind the drywall ceiling that could make that part of the ceiling moist and when the scene gets moist and the other side has he done its it will make the paint bubble away from the ceiling because the moisture has to escape somewhere and it will escape lifting the paint. To repair these areas obviously one has to scrape the loose paint off and make sure that the situation that is causing the peeling has been solved.

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plaster for repairing drywall and ceilings

If necessary apply some dry mix clustering compound such as “sheet rock 90”or “sheetrock 45”and then sanded smooth, apply primer over this area and then repaint. You might have to repeat the entire ceiling because patches show up in many cases and it will look like a touched up ceiling.

The person painting the ceiling might decide to make his job easier and hurrying it up. If it is an old ceiling that has had years of use especially in areas in kitchens and places where hot humid greasy vapor can attach to causing a barrier like a wax paper type of coating which will not allow anything to adhere to. Once this situation has been identified care has to be taken to ensure that paint will stick to the surface.

Washing the ceiling

can be done on a flat ceiling that has had no stucco popcorn sprayed on it. Usually a nice flat smooth ceiling can be washed with a mild detergent such as dishwasher soap or a clear from Canadian tire called “spray 9”which dissolves grease and dirt easily or you can use a little stronger cleaner called sodium phosphate which you need rubber gloves to use. After the ceiling has been washed down it should be rinsed.

Priming the ceiling

with a high quality paint primer that is designed to prime over existing paint. It’s quality should be high adhesion and a sealer to prevent stain bleed through. This is important because if you put a regular primer on a ceiling that has stains on it that cannot be washed off by regular means than the stain will bleed through the topcoat of your ceiling paint.

Ceiling paint

has been specially formulated for just that reason. Wall paint has a tendency to sprinkle more than specialty ceiling paint. The ceiling paint has more body and has a thicker consistency to prevent paint sprinkle. No one likes to have their face and arms covered in paint sprinkle not to mention the floor covered with wet paint particles. It is also wise not to water down the paint with water to make it spread quicker because you will lose the properties of the specialized paint to prevent it from sprinkling. Additional info:

  Paint Peeling Off Plaster Ceiling | Your Toughest Paint Questions Answered | This Old House.

Painting Stucco Ceiling | Repair Stucco Ceiling

Painting Stucco Ceilings

 can be quite a difficult and strenuous task to do. There is a lot of things involved when it comes to painting a stucco ceiling. Most the time when we get called in for painting a stucco ceiling is because it has gotten dirty over time and needs to be freshened up. There is nothing nicer than a pure white ceiling.

When the homeowner called to have their stucco ceiling repair done due to water damages from leaking or overflowing toilets or bathtubs in the upstairs washroom we have to come out and assess the damage and the work required.

In simple cases were the ceiling just needs to be repainted we check to see whether or not it has already been painted before. If it has already been painted then the bare stucco is protected from dissolving when water is applied to it . The problem with painting stucco ceilings is that when latex paint comes in contact with stucco it dissolves the stucco the wetter it gets. This has caused a lot of homeowners problems when they tried to paint the stucco ceiling themselves and discovered that as they were going over the ceiling with a full roller of latex paint it moved the stucco around ruining the stucco texture and in even some cases removing the stucco leaving bare spots. And this is why that we suggest to use oil-based white ceiling paint.

There are specially formulated ceiling paints that don’t sprinkle as much and you don’t get as much paint on your face and your floor.

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when attempting to paint a stucco ceiling these are the observations you should take:

Stipple, Knock-down, and Popcorn Texture, these are porous and crumbly type textures and require special care.

Determine if it has ever been painted before, or assume that it has not.

If it has been painted, you can usually safely use a low-shine latex paint.

If it has NOT been painted, or you are not sure, you MUST use OIL-BASED ceiling paint. Any water-based product may dissolve the texture and it could come down on your head like raining oat-meal!

Purchase enough paint for about 1 gallon per 250 square feet. Ceilings are difficult to predict quantities for because they soak up a LOT of paint.

Use either a 30mm nap lint-free roller or a ‘Slit-Foam’ roller.

MASK EVERYTHING!! Any area un-covered will somehow magically attract the paint to drip on it. It’s a quirk of nature.

STRETCH thoroughly if you have not warmed up. Painting ceilings is hard on the neck, shoulders, back and arms.

Begin painting

Fill your roller up VERY full, and start in a corner.

Roll all in one direction for about 10′ x 10′ square, filling the roller as needed – usually about 3 to 6 times, depending on the ceiling type.

If using oil, immediately turn 90 degrees and paint the same area (this is your second coat); if latex, your second coat will be done later.

Repeat the process maintaining a wet edge to avoid ‘lap-marks’.

If using latex, do a second coat when the whole area is dry for 4 or more hours.

When everything is done 2 coats, remove all your masking carefully – drips may still be wet.

via How to Paint Ceilings.

For more additional info check out the link below:

via Painting Stucco | Your Toughest Paint Questions Answered | This Old House.

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Drywall Repair and How to Fix Drywall

 Drywall Repair/How to Fix Drywall

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Drywall repair and how to fix drywall

is the same as just ordinary drywall wall repair except it is unfortunately above your head a little more difficult to work with. The same rules apply to ceiling repairs as to drywall wall repairs.

When you’re preparing a ceiling and you going to spray stucco on the ceiling it doesn’t have to be absolutely perfectly smooth it can have a little bit of roughness generally a rule of thumb is that the ceiling plaster preparation should be what they call” for final coat of plaster without sanding” this means that the drywall on the ceiling will be as smooth and as flat as the wall would be without that final finish sanding to create a smooth feel to it.

When you are replacing a large area of ceiling I usually cut a dimensionally square hole or rectangular hole I should say where you have half the floor joists exposed so that you can screw in the fresh drywall to it. In the open spaces where there is no support between the new drywall in the old drywall you need to place a piece of wood behind both pieces. Generally what I do is I take a 1″ x 3″ piece of wood however long you want it as long as it’ll fit into the place where it is intended to be. You use some drywall screws to fasten the wood dividing the wood in half leaving the other half exposed so you will be able to fasten the new drywall to this piece and to both ends which still have half the floor joists exposed.


When you create this hole don’t forget to make sure it is square. Generally what I do is first of all make sure that all sides are equal to the opposing side and then I make sure that the diagonal dimensions are identical this means that the hole is square. Likewise when you are cutting the drywall you have to make the exact same measurements less possibly quarter-inch to allow fitting. Mark places you’ll be running the screws in to make sure that you are hitting the wood not an empty spot. I usually market with a pencil where the wood is so I know where to drive the screw.


Now that you have the board up and in place you can take some fiber tape (make sure it’s not old tape it doesn’t stick well) and tape all edges.


Next I mix up some durabond 90 and put my first coat of plaster on. The neater you do it the less work you have later on down the line. After this is dried and then put a second coat on wider. (Usually this is all I do or have to do because I am well practiced at plaster) but you might need to do one more coat depending on your skill.


Large-Hole Repairs

When a hole is larger than about 6 inches in diameter, the best approach is to cut out the damaged area and patch in a new drywall piece. There are many different ways to make this repair; one approach we found simple is using the Sheetrock Drywall Repair Kit ($5.50) from U.S. Gypsum Corp. It comes with all the necessary supplies to make the repair, except the new drywall itself

Drywall repair and how to fix the drywall is definitely a part of this Toronto painting contractors/Painter mississauga services.


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Drywall Stucco Ceiling Repair Spray Popcorn and Removal

Stucco ceiling

In most cases are installed onto drywall. On subdivision homes that have popcorn spray ceilings the drywall has only two coats of plaster on them. If there is no finish coat of paint applied it takes much more money and effort to finish the drywall off to paint ready finish (smooth even drywall plaster). And also it is not needed if it is going to be covered with course textured stucco which will hide a lot of imperfections in the drywall such as small spots they were never sanded or uneven spots.

popcorn ceiling stain

 Stucco Ceiling Stain
Stucco Ceiling Stain


Drywall stucco spraying

on the ceiling is water-soluble substance and can easily be damaged by moisture and water. A continuous buildup of moisture may blacken and cause mildew. Occasionally there are leaks coming in from above that can also cause popcorn to change color sometimes a orangey brown stain.
If this is all that happened was in fact a colored stain impregnated the popcorn but the actual popcorn structure and drywall is sound you can spray a special primer sealer on to the stained area ceiling of the stain so that it does not bleed through. This can only be done with a spray can and not a roller and brush unless you are using an oil-based paint because use latex (water-based) paint it will dissolve the popcorn as it is being applied.

Remove Stucco

The reason why some homeowners dislike popcorn ceilings is that damage to the finish can be a challenge to fix. Many new homeowners become nervous when they move into a home that has a stucco ceiling with signs of water damage and staining. Repairing and repainting a patch on a gloss-finish ceiling is an easy job but repairing a popcorn textured surface is often intimidating to those who have never done it before. The good news is that it isn’t very difficult to patch a popcorn ceiling with a water stain – you just have to follow a few simple steps

via Popcorn Ceiling – How to Remove an Ugly Stain — Drywall Repair Renovations.

Stucco ceilings are becoming a thing of the past most people these days would rather have flat painted ceilings. popcorn ceiling removal is becoming quite popular. Removing the popcorn of stucco ceilings is done easily when the popcorn has never been painted before. The stucco comes off generally in two ways. The first way would be by wetting the ceiling and then scraping the wet stuff go from the drywall. This is rather a tedious and messy process that requires a lot of cleanup at the end.
The second method is by using a special stucco ceiling Sanding machine which will sand the popcorn of the ceiling smoothly and evenly leaving a nice surface to work with. And I’ll be from little to no dust created from this way of removing the popcorn. It’s more costly but in the end less mess and quicker.
Once the stucco ceiling has been completely smoothed out next you will need a coat of primer (usually a latex white primer) and then a coat of flat latex ceiling paint to finish off the ceiling.


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Stucco ceiling repair

Textured Ceiling Repair

stucco ceiling spraying
stucco ceiling spraying

There are a lot of reasons you’re popcorn ceiling requires repair work.

You could have had water damages from a leaking roof covering or an upstairs restroom commode or bath tub overflow or potentially also damaged or dripping plumbing system pipelines.

In some cases it could simply be a water stain/tarnish in the stucco, when this occurs we often spray “kilz” stain blocker likewise a similar product  you can use would  be “bin“. There are various other stain/tarnish blockers called Benjamin Moore’s “SPS”  stain/tarnish blocker are the most popular brands. This is essential to make certain that you have the tarnish entirely secured with these items before working with the tarnished location in your stucco ceiling.if the blackened area is recognizable, we touch it up with white paint if it has actually been repainted in the past.

If the  ceiling has  never ever been painted, then spraying with an aerosol is the only way to safely apply the white paint due to the fact that this does not soften and smoosh  the stucco around as the stucco obtains moist from the paint it will certainly moisten up and somewhat liquefy and you do don’t want this.

On one occasion we had to contend with a butchered ceiling by the electrician. Electrician was hired to install a bunch of pot lights into an existing  ceiling. Since electrician is not a drywall specialist nor a stucco repair man the attempts that he did in stucco repair and spray were horrendous. We first of all had to sand smooth flat to the ceiling all the places that he had made an attempt at stucco spraying and drywall repairs. Then we have to prime the entire ceiling to make it consistent throughout. With all the pot lights removed we spot sprayed lightly the flat plastered areas to give it a quick light texture of stucco. Since the rest the ceiling was already stuccoed it did not need as much fresh stucco as if it were a bare drywall ceiling. What the areas that were fresh needed two coats to make it look good.

Once the spot sprayed stucco had set we proceeded on spraying a light coat of stucco spray on the entire ceiling quickly giving a uniform look.

“Toronto painters” is your  ceiling specialists in repairs and stucco ceiling removal and drywall repairs serving Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville and Richmond Hill .

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Stucco Ceiling Repairs and Stucco Spray

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Are you finding that your  stucco ceilings are looking a little tired or you have had water damage…? We can help! ( Stucco Toronto) can help

  • We can repair damaged ceilings with our stucco sprayer to make your ceiling look good as new!
  • We can paint stucco ceilings that are damaged from water or smoke.
  • We can enhance your ceiling decoratively in a variety of ways.

Note: We can also repair crown mouldings most of the time.

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