- First determine what type of substrate you have. For example gyprock, cement sheet, etc. Once you have successfully identified what substrate you are dealing with you can then make a plan of attack.
- Now you have to check what condition the ceiling is in. If there is mould present you have to eliminate the mould with a mould cleaning agent, if there are any holes or cracks they will have to be repaired, if the paint is peeling all flaking paint will have to be removed etc.
- Prepare the substrate.
- Undercoat with an appropriate sealer. For Mould covered ceilings use shellac based undercoat, for peeling ceilings use Emulsibond Additive with an Acrylic Based Undercoat in the first coat only and if in doubt use oil based undercoat.
- Once the ceiling has completely dried and cured as directed on products used, application of Top Coat is now required.
- Ceiling Flat in all common areas of the home. We recommend Exterior Gloss/ Low Sheen Acrylic for Wet areas such as Bathrooms and even Laundry’s especially where clothes driers are present. This will help minimise moisture and heat damage and make maintenance in these areas easier.
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