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I have heavy nicotine damage on my ceilings. I want to seal the ceilings and then install a drywall ceiling just below them (with cornices) to cover up the ugly painted "popcorn" texture (I tried removing the popcorn with no luck).

To reiterate: I won't be painting over it - it will be covered over with the drywall ceiling.

  • why wouldn't you want to use Bullseye shellac primer? It works great. – shirlock homes Apr 22 '13 at 9:47
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    If a 2# cut works out cheaper, it will work. You won't get any color hiding, as plain shellac is clear. Be sure to use dewaxed flakes. – HerrBag Apr 22 '13 at 12:13
  • Hi, thanks! Can I ask why I would need to use dewaxed flakes? ( I won't be painting over it - it will be covered over with the drywall ceiling.) Thanks! – skybreaker Apr 22 '13 at 13:16
  • I guess if I read AND understood... You don't need dewaxed.. – HerrBag Apr 22 '13 at 17:54
  • Thanks!! Your expertise is appreciated! I contacted the makers of BIN and they tried to say that regular shellac wouldn't work - but it seemed like they were just trying to sell their product. – skybreaker Apr 23 '13 at 2:11

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