I purchased the appropriate multi-sliced foam roller. I knew that you only roll the paint on once, not back and forth. I know that if that crap gets too wet, it comes off.
Little did I realize that the stipple was so thinly put on that all you had to do was look at it sideways and it would come off with the paint. Very fragile.
So... change of plans. I will be scraping all that stipple off the ceiling, doing the necessary drywall repairs (old minor leak from poorly installed chimney flashing ~ since repaired ~ the flashing, that is) and then painting.
(Eye protection ~ check. Water sprayer ~ check. Scraper ~ check.
Bin to catch all the bits ~ check.
Any which way you like it ladder ~ check.)
I do prefer a smooth ceiling but scraping is a lot of work and hard on the neck for one with a herniated disk awaiting a consult with the neurosurgeon (end of January). So this slows me down as I can only do it for so long on any given day.
But I sure hope there are no more surprises underneath all that flaky shit. I have always hated stipple ceilings. I guess now I have to do something about it.
And this is what will be in store for the rest of the main floor rooms. *sigh*
Oh well. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.
AND... I have to admit I will like the look much better when it's all said and done.