Good Questions: Peeling Between Sealer, Help!

Good Questions: Peeling Between Sealer, Help!

Whomever finished this ceiling, never sealed the sheet rock, but for the nail holes. There was a small "pre new roof" leak spot that I scraped, prior to a fresh coat of paint. Well, didn't the whole layer of paint start to fall. It's not so bad on the edges, as the first coat must have been feathered in and not as thick. But, now I have these serrated edges around all of these spots, where the paint is adhered to sealer (shows how well sealer works)...

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I have repaired one or two of these on other ceilings, but not the whole ceiling. No one to add new sheet rock. Only me to repair and I have company next week. I need to seal it and paint it — any ideas on how I can do a quick fix on leveling all of these rough edges. Do I seal first or spackle first? I heard that there was a "thick sealer" that would allow me to feather into the rough edges and help level. Then paint would cover the rest. As it stands, I will be spackling spaces better than 2 feet around. Thanks, Adele

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