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Old 12-05-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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I recently had my workers go prime and texture a ceiling in a good sized new construction home. What I didn't realize is that the painters had already sprayed their first coat on the walls. They sprayed all the dust from the walls up on to the ceiling. My guys primed and texture the ceiling but because of all the dust up there, the primer didn't seal properly and you can see a lot of bare spots especially in the corners (They used Synko primer and texture). What are my options here? Can this be touched up or do I have to repaint the whole ceiling with an oil based paint over the texture? Will that even work, or does it have to be scraped and redone? Thanks, any information would be greatly appreciated.

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I recently had my workers go prime and texture a ceiling in a good sized new construction home. What I didn't realize is that the painters had already sprayed their first coat on the walls. They sprayed all the dust from the walls up on to the ceiling. My guys primed and texture the ceiling but because of all the dust up there, the primer didn't seal properly and you can see a lot of bare spots especially in the corners (They used Synko primer and texture). What are my options here? Can this be touched up or do I have to repaint the whole ceiling with an oil based paint over the texture? Will that even work, or does it have to be scraped and redone? Thanks, any information would be greatly appreciated.
I have my doubts as to the painters being the cause... It is very and highly unlikely the dust from the walls amounted to anything on the ceilings from their painting. I think you have some other issues like a poor spray Texture or primmer job. Simple fix repaint the ceilings and be done. How much experience have you had?
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Thanks for the reply. I've got 6 years experience in tape, mud, and texture. I've never seen anything like this. There's about a 4" bare spot on the ceiling about 3" away from the wall on lots of the corners. I thought it might be the painter's over spray, that should of been sanded before priming the ceiling. It's really weird, the texture primer didn't grab on properly, but the middle part of the ceiling is fine.
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So, from 3" to 7" there's no texture?

What's the texture?

How was it applied?
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From 3" to 7", there is texture, but very bare with the primer. It's like a dark shadow, and for some reason the primer didn't take in that spot. Used a Asm paint sprayer and a Kraft texture machine with hopper. Texture is just your basic orange peel (Synko spantex)
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Hmmm.....that's a weird result. Before you said anything, I was wondering if you used a hopper, and there was some sort of mud/spray shadow going on because of the angle of the hopper. That wouldn't explain the primer deal though.

I think others would agree with me on this, a photo would be good in this situation.
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I will post some pics tomorrow. I am definitely not a texture master but I've done my fair share ceilings and never seen anything happen like this. I'm hoping a good oil based paint will take care of it so I can get paid and get the hell outta there.
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was it a knockdown? was there overspray on ceiling before you textured? A knockdown can wipe off completly if over paint. Either that or the dust on walls prevented material from sticking. You would think the dust would have blown off so Im thinkin the tex was maybe differnt lookin over the paint. A pic would help
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There was definitely over spray on the ceiling from the painters, it wasn't knocked down, just a basic orange peel. The texture looks pretty good throughout the house, just the primer didn't grab to the over spray I'm guessing.
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Why were the painters in your house before you were done anyway?

This story is messed up. No offense.
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