that it's going to look much better (hanging my head and moaning). Actually, it still looks terrible. Don't know where I went wrong....the rest of the ceiling looks good except for this 4 x 4 foot area. And, of course, it is directly in front of the sliding glass doors. Well, I'm hoping that when it dries entirely it will look better. Either way, I don't think that I can paint the ceiling again.... But, on a good note...the 2nd time was much easier and didn't take nearly as much time as the first. So I guess I've gotten better at it?
Now I will tackle the remaining walls...but (isn't there always a but...??) I have a ??. I had many, many holes in my walls (I love to hang things) and I filled in all the holes with spackle and sanded all nice and even. Then I primed with Kilz...but didn't prime the whole wall, just where I did the patching. Am I going to have the same problem on the walls as the ceiling? or should I now prime the entire wall? I have a feeling I know what you are going to say..but I'm hoping not. The oil based Kilz, which is what I used, stinks!!
Jay, I completely understood your post about the subflooring. And you are absolutely correct about what the home inspector does/and doesn't do. I'm going to ask the seller since it was he that put the the luaun down.
Steve, used the petro jelly and it worked great. Thanks.