How to fix peeling paint on ceilings is a question people ask that we can readily answer. You can read about how to do it in 4 steps. There is also information on what causes it and how you can help prevent it.
First, put on your goggles and a dust mask. Paint and lungs don’t mix well.
- Scrape off peeling paint on the ceiling with a putty knife. Use 150-grit or higher sandpaper. Clean off any dust.
- Patch the peeling area with a thin layer of patching compound and putty knife. Let dry. Apply a second coat. Sand and clean the ceiling.
- Prime the area with an oil-based primer. Let dry.
- Paint with a flat acrylic paint.
Sanding allows your patching compound, primer, and paint to bond more tightly. This reduces the chances of it peeling again.
Patching levels the surface for a better-looking paint job. Areas with thicker paint tend to stick out.
When priming be sure to have any fans on and windows open (it will have a strong smell).
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