Published on April 13th, 2013 | by Henri1
Textured ceiling paint falls off
Q. We just purchased an older home that has been neglected for years. The ceiling had a popcorn textured ceiling.
We scraped the ceiling, and washed it and now have tried to paint it. But the paint keeps falling/flaking off. What do you suggest to keep the paint on the ceiling?
A. The ceiling had most likely been painted with a calcimine paint. Washing it reactivated the calcimine and no finish paint can stick to it.
You need to remove all paint and to prime the ceiling with a slow-drying oil-based primer such as Benjamin Moore Fresh Start alkyd primer. When it has fully dried, apply your chosen finish coatby