ceiling painting

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by G3UZF, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. G3UZF

    G3UZF New Member

    I have stripped a bathroom ceiling that had mouldy polystrene tiles. There is left a residue of the original tile cement, which is proving hard to remove.

    Can someone suggest a suitable product that will cover it?

    I am a pretty basic DIYer.

  2. snaglist

    snaglist New Member

    It might be worth carrying on removing the tile cement as hard as it is. Try using a stiff two or three inch scraper. Once its all removed you can fill it then apply your chosen paint.
    Or, if you can't get it off, you could skim over it with a couple of coats of plaster and then paint.
  3. G3UZF

    G3UZF New Member

    Tried the scraper idea already but doesn't seen to make much progress. *
    I know little about getting it plastered, unless that's what you do in the pub on a Friday night.

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  4. Guttercat

    Guttercat New Member

    Steam stripper should do it. Take the pan off and point the nozzle at them.
    Wear gloves ;)
  5. painterbird

    painterbird New Member

    Hello..right.. good idea with the scraper but try it with a hammer behind and use like a chisel...tap quite hard and it should fly off ... care should be taken when your hitting it make sure no one is in the room!..wear eye protection.
  6. oitchy

    oitchy New Member

    Just paint it, a blind man on a galloping horse wouldn't notice!

    If it were my bathroom, I'd skim it - if that's any help...?

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