Q Dear Hardware
I recently painted
the ceiling and walls in my bedroom. The walls came out great, that's
not the problem.
I applied two
coats of paint to the ceiling--it was white, so I painted over it with
a white ceiling paint. The first coat was fine, and I waited 24 hours
to apply the second. When the second began to dry, it started to crack
It's been three
days, and I still see new areas that are chipping. I think it's much
like a body rejecting an organ. What do you think happened? My
theories include too much humidity, bad paint, painting over an
oil-based (though I don't know why the ceiling would be), or aliens.
If I sand, plaster
the uneven parts, prime and then paint again, do you think that will
remedy the problem?
Wondering in the Woods
problem could be caused by a number of factors, mainly something was
on there that the paint didn't want to stick to. To solve this it's
going to take some extra work and time.
First you should
scrape off all the loose and peeling paint.
Then get some Red
Devil One Time spackling and apply it to the areas that have peeled
and cracked. Mixing the spackling with a little water and
spreading it on with a wide plastic putty knife makes this easier.
Working in small
areas at a time, let the spackling dry about 15 minutes.
Then take a damp
sponge and lightly go over the area to wipe off the excess spackling.
This will eliminate sanding. After this has been done to the
whole ceiling, let it dry completely, at least overnight.
Next you need to
put a coat of BIN primer sealer over the whole ceiling. BIN is
an alcohol-based primer, so be prepared for a strong smelling, runny
paint. It will go on thin, but this is okay.
After the coating
of BIN has dried, about an hour, you can top coat with your, or
any other ceiling paint.
Hope this helps
The Hardware Guys