Remedy for ceiling that was poorly painted with sand paint

Janet Eaton
by Janet Eaton
Apparently the previous owners used sand paint to cover some ceiling damage caused by removing a closet or something . The paint is blobby in this area , it’s just ugly and needs some help. I’m not sure what to do with it . Add more sand paint , use texture paint .. just repaint it ,maybe a darker color ? It’s two shades of white now . Need inexpensive ideas, thank you .

  4 answers
  • Tae Tae on May 01, 2018
    My advice would be to texture the entire ceiling then paint it all one color

    • Janet Eaton Janet Eaton on May 01, 2018
      That may be what I have to do , but I’ll look into other options as well . Thanks

  • Janice Janice on May 01, 2018
    I would try scraping as much of the sand off, especially if you don't like the look of it. Maybe try sanding it lightly after scraping and then repaint the entire ceiling using a good ceiling paint for long-lasting solution. Good Luck!

    • Janet Eaton Janet Eaton on May 01, 2018
      Thanks, I’ll have to see if the sand comes off at all . I have a bathroom ceiling that the previous owners wall papered , ugh ..had to sand that , it needs more work .. what were they thinking ? Lol

  • Janice Janice on May 02, 2018
    They were'n't thinking! Many people do not think any further ahead than the next month or so (sadly). :( We once moved into a house and the previous owners had painted the bathroom with sand in the paint. You don't realize how many times you touch the walls while reaching for a towel, etc. until you've had sand painted walls! It took lots of work and elbow grease but we finally got it removed. I located some info on the internet that may help you. The internet wasn't yet available when we discovered our "lovely sand painted" walls decades ago.