Steve: and Jay, know what they are talking about or will connect you with places that do. We have the normal disagreements about wood/metal studs and other old products vs. new products but their advise is pretty good. Except watch Jay on paint brands. He keeps bragging about some kind of paint that is only available within 3 blocks of his house. Probably makes it in his basement. LOL
By the way, when you get your ceilings done, I have heard about one in a chapel in Rome that needs some work. Understand they want it painted off white and then Martha Stewart approved stencils on it. There is a picture of some real old guys there now but they are all sitting on the same side of the table so it's not too realistic.