sanding the ceiling

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Theleman, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Sanding the ceiling was very tricky. Especially the arched bits. Moreover, the sander was not reaching to the ceiling from the Titan shop vac hose, so had to sand it on its own, and dust was falling like the snow earlier this month. Still it wasnae quite knee deep, and my car was able to drive ok on the driveway. :D

    Anyhow was thinking of getting a chordless rechargeable sander. Any recommendations? Thanks.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    I only use a large Pole, he's 6'11" and £45 a day.
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Get a longer hose for the Titan.
    My Makita VC2012L comes with a 3.5m hose.
  4. HarDeBloodyHarHar

    HarDeBloodyHarHar Active Member

    Or put it on a table!
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    My Abranet has a 4m hose. :p
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  6. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    Showing off now...:D
  7. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Thanks for all your recommendations:)

    Wife no approve no more spending on tools so just must climb on the ladder with sanding block.:(
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Perhaps you wife could sand the ceiling in that case!
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  9. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    How tall is the wife ??

    Get on her shoulders and you should be able to reach ceiling

    If still not tall enough, pair of 5” stilettos (the wife not you) and you must be getting close ?

    Unless your both Umpa Lumpas :eek:
  10. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    o_O DIY just called you and your good lady 'MIDGITS'! :eek:
  11. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    One of us will have to go on the other one's shoulders!

  12. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member

    Why sanding the ceiling? Get it skimmed...
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  13. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    It's been already skimmed but arched ceiling surface turned out rough.
    Maybe could do another skim?
    It may touch the floor in the end :D
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  14. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    Ohh what a feeling, Sanding on a ceiling
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  15. CGN

    CGN Well-Known Member


    Not the best feeling. I'd rather spend a couple of hours re-skimming then filling, sanding, filling, sanding etc etc
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  16. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

    Polystyrene tiles! That's your answer:D:D
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  17. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member


    DA would recommend textured masonry paint.:rolleyes:
  18. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Yup, this is what I plan to do.:)
  19. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Cover with course Woodchip paper no need to sand.
  20. Theleman

    Theleman Active Member

    Wife hated woodchip paper, so the work began. Pulled off all the woodchip papers from every rooms in the house and halls. Now we have only one room left with woodchip paper on, and it will come off sometime this year :)

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