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My smooth ceiling was textured with "popcorn". I wanted to remove and it came off fine using water with a little detergent as I'd been told on a home improvement site. After I painted it, it cracks and bubbles up and has done so several times. What can I do?

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Mary from Nashville

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By Julie (Guest Post)
July 13, 20060 found this helpful

Try to paint a sealing primer under your paint first. That should seal anything. Or possibly you have a leak above the ceiling and its getting moist in that area?

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By Dean (Guest Post)
July 14, 20060 found this helpful

You did'nt specify what you used for paint.The only thing you should put on a ceiling is ceiling paint designed for a ceiling.The other thing that comes to mind is you did'nt remove all the residue of the soap detergent preventing the paint to adhere.I would check with a paint store such as Sherwin Williams or other paint company.Forget Walmart or big box stores.They don't know anything.

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July 15, 20060 found this helpful

Dean:
I'm trying to educate myself here since I have several remodeling projects about to begin. WHY must you use only ceiling paint for ceilings? What is different in the composition of ceiling versus wall paint?

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I'm not trying to be a smart aleck.......just trying to understand so I can make good choices when I buy my paint! Thanks!

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