The ceiling in my house is showing shadow or ghost lines
that correspond to the longitudinal beams of the roof
humidity is causing the dark lines. I painted the
ceiling three years ago to get rid of the lines, but
they came back.
time, I want to use the best paint that is available in
you recommend a good ceiling paint that resists
There are a number of ceiling paints fitting that
description, including a group of new primer/topcoat
used one of these for the ceiling of my home office that
worked extraordinarily well and was low on volatile
organic compounds, which meant odor-free.
have long been a fan of Zinsserís BIN primer-sealer,
which is not low-VOC (volatile organic compounds),
because it is pigmented shellac. It does kill stains and
stops knots in wood from bleeding through the topcoat.
have used it regularly over the last 30 years in three
houses, especially to cover water stains in ceilings
caused by roof and pipe leaks after they had been
stumbled on the product in 1985, when I was renting a
condo in a resort community near Charleston, S.C. The
hot-water tanks were in the space between the first and
second floors, and what I assume was the high salt
content of the water shortened the lives of those tanks.
tank in our condo had been replaced before we arrived,
but a couple of workers showed up to repair the ceiling
while we were there.
set up plastic sheets for protection, and then sprayed
on the BIN and returned later to repaint, while
recommending the product all the time.
I suggest is that you go to a paint store or the paint
department of your local hardware outlet and describe
have had great luck recently with finding exact matches
for paints to cover repairs on a wall without having to
repaint the whole area.
problem doesnít seem all that extraordinary or
unusual, and the retailers might have a way to keep the
ghosts from reappearing in such a short time.