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Old 09 June 2003, 12:34 PM
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I want to repaint my kitchen ceiling but it's got a film of grease on - presumably from the chip pan.
Any ideas how to get rid of it so that the paint will stick?

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Anyone tried that polycell base coat? The ceiling is not that even where some of the original paint has flaked off - will it be any good for this?

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Old 09 June 2003, 01:56 PM
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Sugarsoap will shift grease easily but wear gloves and don't get it in your eye.
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Old 09 June 2003, 10:49 PM
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Yep, use sugar soap to clean it.

The Polycell Base Coat is good stuff (we have a slightly flakey kitchen ceiling). However, bloody hard work to put it on as it is a bit like painting using plaster. Read that as your arms won't half ache afterwards

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Old 22 June 2003, 04:35 PM
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SugarSoap.. yes..
or use Flash and Cif.
we find that will shift it... I'm a DECORATOR by trade.

Once clean.. allow to totally dry.

what paint finish is on the ceiling at the mo?
Matt? Vinyl Silk or Gloss.. or Eggshell?

Clean down the ceiling of any flaky paint.

spot prime bare areas with thinned down emulsion.
use filler to fill cracks and to level off the 'mapping' of the flaky paint.
finish with two coats of soft sheen paint.
this will make it easier to clean down next time.Use a quality TRADE paint.. say Dulux..as you will use less coats of paint and it will cover better than Retail/DIY paint you buy

If the ceiling is badly 'stained' and they keep coming through... use PolyCell stain block (spray or paint) to block the stains out.

Email me if you have any more problems.

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Old 22 June 2003, 04:37 PM
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oh... if you use a Matt paint.. this won't show so much of the un even ceiling..

vinyk silks and gloss finish paints will show every undulation more than matt finishs.
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