Correcting the Cottage Ceiling

Once upon a time I painted half of the Cottage ceiling with a primer that I tinted with some leftover green paint.

I painted half of the Cottage ceiling back in 2011 and it has held up well.
I painted half of the Cottage ceiling back in 2011 and it has held up well.

It covered the water stains.

Even after priming and painting the unpainted side of the Cottage ceiling the stains bled through..
Even after priming and painting the unpainted side of the Cottage ceiling the stains bled through..

The other side of the Cottage was painted with a coat of Kilz and 2 coats of paint. Unfortunately the water stains would not be covered.

On the left the old paint; on the right the newly painted ceiling.
On the left the old paint; on the right the newly painted ceiling.

I found a gallon of paint which I had previously mixed with primer (I use Zinsser) and the same green paint. The tenant rolled it on over the still-stained ceiling and it covered nicely.

The newly painted ceiling hangs over the bedroom side of the Cottage.
The newly painted ceiling hangs over the bedroom side of the Cottage.

Hope your New Year is bountiful.

What one change are you making in 2017?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Correcting the Cottage Ceiling”

  1. Looks so much better! This is the opposite of my bathroom, where the walls are pale green (but darker than your ceiling) and the ceiling is robin’s egg blue. I like that combo.

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