another room another ceiling another question.

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more ceiling questions,just removed 6 downlighters,made good holes with plasterboard and plaster,thats all ok.
ceiling colour is peppermint matt emulsion (sad green to me) and i want to paint it white emulsion.
the ceiling is not perfect due to repairs and 1 joist above fitted approx 4mm lower so a shadow effect.
so what is the best emulsion to use and can i have a stipple effect by useing special roller.
i just want to get rid of the shadow efect.
thanks in advance.
ps have pendant central light now and much better.
 
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Why not use some filler and a very broad blade or floating towel and feather this across the area that is a bit low, then sand it down gently.
Emulsion paint wont stipple enough, even when its thick to hide any lumps well enough. You would need Aretx or a texured paint.
 
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thanks robbie.
it has already had the fill and feather treatment.so i am just now looking for an emulsion that will hide the imperfections as much as possible.
also i see there are various types of white emulsion,trade,matt,supermatt,contract matt etc.
which one is the best to help with imperfections.

many thanks.
 
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I agree with Robbie uk with regards to the stippling.

As far as the best paint to hide/disguise imperfections goes, I would suggest you go with a non vinyl, ie something like Contract or Supermatt as it is for a ceiling. It's not that either will really hide the problems but moreso that they will not accentuate it which vinyls, especially silk, tend to do.
 
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All paints will highlight imperfections silks will highlight them while matts will tend to only subdue them so in your case a matt finish would be the way to go, there are available stipple effect rollers for emulsion paints these are often called honeycomb but to achieve a uniform finish is rare.

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