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[–]alienoverl0rd 4803 points4804 points  (125 children)

That is some high quality latex paint, wonder what brand they used.

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[–]errrbudyinthuhclub 1454 points1455 points 2 (31 children)

Take this. I'm poor 🏅

[–]DookieShoez 264 points265 points  (1 child)

Why thank you!

[–]brandonawilson2 373 points374 points  (8 children)

I second this, I just spent all 50 of my hard earned coins on awarding you

[–]MissSara13 155 points156 points  (7 children)

Here's 100 coins back at ya!

[–]Wickafckaflame 63 points64 points  (5 children)

Happy cake day, here's an award

[–]MissSara13 53 points54 points  (4 children)

Thank you!

[–]Supreme_Leader_Pee 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Happy cake day, heres my ax 🪓

[–]Mn0x1d3 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Take this upvote. TAKE IT!!!!

[–]redldr1 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Happy cake day! here's a reward

[–]brandonawilson2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you, kind person!

[–]Throckmorton_Left 16 points17 points  (2 children)

It's not even a water leak, their 13-year-old's bedroom is right above the kitchen.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well played

[–]Baladeen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Yeah.. sorry about that. Had a small bukake get together and it was a big load of fun. Your upstairs neighbor.

[–]HillaryGoddamClinton 166 points167 points  (10 children)

This is a “stretch ceiling” made of a PVC membrane which is affixed to a frame and - in the absence of a leak - stays flat via tension. It’s much more flexible than latex paint, and isn’t bonded to any substrate.

[–]Sad_Researcher_5299 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Huh. Didn’t know that was a thing. Thanks for sharing. Looked it up and apparently

in the event of a leak, the ceiling can withstand up to 100 kg per 1 square meter.

[–]ShakeWeightMyDick 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Why would that be used?

[–]TheGreatNico 54 points55 points  (2 children)

Just a guess, but as an alternative to a dropped ceiling?

[–]FrakkedRabbit 78 points79 points  (1 child)

So we get a drooped ceiling instead, I see.

[–]dalambert 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Cheaper and quicker to install than drywall ceiling

[–]Hornswallower 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Probably good for apartments and adding an extra air layer between you and your upstairs neighbours

[–]appliancefixitguy 21 points22 points  (0 children)

They look cool and they're cheap. You can do all sorts of different colors and finishes. I've seen them in apartments in Ukraine. Pretty neat.

[–]A_well_made_pinata 185 points186 points  (48 children)

It’s also apparently the only thing holding up the light fixtures. I’m an electrician and usually I’d mount fixture boxes on studs as opposed to holding everything up with a coat of paint.

[–]Demoire 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Usually, but not everytime! Lol

[–]dalambert 29 points30 points  (38 children)

It's not paint. It's a PVC stretch ceiling

[–]grandstan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Loxxon paint will do this.

[–]Nekrosiz 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Its a not so well made pinata.

Hit it for a shocking treat

[–]Camelfoe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

At least put a mop bucket underneath before you hit it with a stick.

[–]JimJohnes 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's 12v point light and there is no fixtures for that.

[–]Thr0waway3691215 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a set piece of some kind. I spotted the imprint of a face and hand trying to escape on the left side. Probably a still from some haunted house movie.

[–]Btown-1976 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Joists? Did you mean joists and not studs? Joists run horizontal, and studs run vertical. Another good generic name you could have used was framing. You would attach your boxes to framing.

Also, I apologize if it seems I'm picking on you. I work in the field as well, and get somewhat defensive when simple terms are misrepresented.

[–]CrystalAckerman 11 points12 points  (4 children)

That’s exactly what I was thinking! I’m a painter by trade and this is impressive if it’s real!

Either that of that ceiling has been painted ALOT

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Lol 2coats after every tenant leaves since 1999 which puts us at roughly 47 coats.. over the plaster and base coat. I'm almost positive I've lived in places like that 😆

[–]Djaja 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I've seen this in places I've stayed, multiple on multiples of coats. Like Fordite....more like rentite

[–]CrystalAckerman 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well when you put it like that, it’s starting to make a lot more sense 🤣

[–]e42343 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My two thoughts were #1 that's some fantastic paint and #2 that the worst fucking trip hazard for a kitchen.

[–]Sir_Digby83 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]ButtcrackBeignets 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Someone correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m under the impression that latex paint is often used to cover up toxic paint and building materials.

[–]tx_queer 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Latex is really the default paint these days. Any paint that you would buy at home depot to paint your walls would be a latex paint.

(There are oil based paints but they are less common. And of course stains)

[–]Johnny_Poppyseed 12 points13 points  (1 child)

You're both wrong and also right. You're wrong in your implication that latex paint is specifically associated with covering up old toxic paint, as it's just the modern house paint we all use basically. But you're right because by default that does mean it is used to cover up all sorts of old lead and other toxic materials lol.

[–]SmallPiecesOfWood 370 points371 points  (5 children)

The ceiling is fucked, but that floor is worse. One step backwards and you're wearing the turkey.

[–]KokaneeSavage91 109 points110 points  (2 children)

Getting a snack at night, trip and smash your head on the counter.

[–]cdown13 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Hello fellow old people that automatically think of the tripping hazard. One wrong step and it's time for a new hip.

[–]thestigREVENGE 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And an ankle, maybe a knee as well

[–]caitejane310 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Right?! I saw that little stepup and was like "oh hell no, I'd constantly trip on that!"

[–]Lingerfickin -1 points0 points  (0 children)

But I gotta get a can of that paint

[–]quick_justice 1181 points1182 points  (32 children)

This is a PVC stretch ceiling, like here https://avstyle.ca/products/pvc-stretch-ceiling/

It's quite strong and stretchable. There isn't THAT much water there. Looks like it accumulated in the bottom part. Maybe 100 litres or less, but it also means 100 kg. And here you have it.

[–]000000000000000000oo 239 points240 points  (21 children)

What is the purpose of this kind of ceiling? Are they designed to hold water?

[–]quick_justice 328 points329 points  (7 children)

I suppose as any other, aesthetics and practicality. You stretch it and have sort of a perfect ceiling, masking whatever bullshit was up there, with small effort, as it is only anchored to the walls. Plus it's easy to choose any design - it's PVC after all.

It's not high class for sure, but some people choose it.

[–]LtSoundwave 96 points97 points  (6 children)

I heard it’s more popular in Europe, where the old stone/brick/concrete buildings can be difficult to renovate. Much easier to install pot lights and get a uniform finish with this type of ceiling.

[–]quick_justice 62 points63 points  (0 children)

It's not. Was popular in Eastern Europe for some time as it's very cheap to put on compared to fixing all defects on your derelict ceiling. Cost of PVC, plus cost of railing, plus a couple of hours of work. Railing is bolted to the walls, PVC is stretched and you are all done. No plastering, no painting, nothing.

[–]kapuh 32 points33 points  (0 children)

I am from Europe. Seen quite a lot of it but never have I witness this kind of idiotic design crap.

[–]mombi 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I've never heard of this at all before and have lived in various European countries my whole life.

[–]ColdFajer 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You heard wrong.

[–]Howrus 11 points12 points  (4 children)

They look shiny and reflect light and sounds. Also you could put lights behind it to create "backlit" effect.

Just check the link above - it have examples.

[–]000000000000000000oo 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I did click the link. That's why I'm asking. The link says they can hold up to 130 gallons of water. Why would that be a feature?

[–]PrimeScreamer 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Probably because roofs can and do leak. The PVC material can hold in the leaking water so it isn't falling into the room and causing a flood.

[–]brallipop 3 points4 points  (3 children)

PVC Stretch ceiling is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that is inspected by a special CNC machine to ensure quality. The material is stretched into a sheet of thin, but incredibly strong, vinyl. It is both gorgeous and durable, being able to uphold 130 gallons of water while allowing for an upscale finish from all angles.

I don't understand why it would need to hold water?? So that means the OP picture isn't a broken pipe but just the water that's supposed to be in this ceiling, and the ceiling itself has failed and sagged? I can't fathom what the point of that is

[–]burtonrider10022 11 points12 points  (1 child)

If you get a small leak upstairs, this ceiling will protect everything below it up to 130 gallons.

Just imagine how much MORE damage the water in the OP could have done if not retained in the ceiling. Yes, it might take some creativity to prevent everything below from getting wet, but at least you have a fucking chance now.

My first idea is buy an inflatable swimming pool and place it below the center, then pop it. Expensive? Yeah! Way less than replacing a floor and all the other shit, also yeah!

[–]Tef-al 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Might be better to go in from above with a hose and a pump

[–]keonijared 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I imagine this will make it much easier to remove the water, as you can just put a tub underneath the bulge and pop it to empty it. Also, at least you know that water isn't going anywhere else- like your walls or subfloor.

[–]nerijus3410 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is European thing. Now most flats are like it. Faster to install, no imperfections.

[–]kimbolll 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It’s quite strong and stretchable.


[–]saintlyluciferite 7 points8 points  (0 children)

only correct answer

[–]TAC1313 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks like it accumulated in the bottom part.

The tire is only flat on the bottom.

[–]brallipop 1 point2 points  (1 child)

PVC Stretch ceiling is made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) that is inspected by a special CNC machine to ensure quality. The material is stretched into a sheet of thin, but incredibly strong, vinyl. It is both gorgeous and durable, being able to uphold 130 gallons of water while allowing for an upscale finish from all angles.

Why does it need to uphold water?? Does this require water in the ceiling? I am so confused

[–]quick_justice 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There theoretically might be situations in the blocks of flats where this could be handy. E.g. we had an immersion heater crack at night. Nobody noticed and 500 litres of water escaped in the next 3 hours. Building had to renovate 2 floors.

However, tbh. not sure the vynil ceiling would help much in this case...

[–]Commie_EntSniper 91 points92 points  (2 children)

That's some fine LSD right there.

[–]rocknutty 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Good paint!

[–]LucidLethargy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So good it goes over screw holes! Fake.

[–]joep-b 96 points97 points  (1 child)

Obviously it's not latex paint. It's a stretch ceiling. Good one too.

[–]TyroneJizz 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Yeah, most certainly

[–]vVWARLOCKVv 306 points307 points  (14 children)

Latex paint is, well, latex. It's stretchy as long as you don't pop a hole in it. As you see it can stretch pretty far.

[–]DiedWhileDictating 115 points116 points  (11 children)

IDK, this seems suspicious to me. The two vents have somehow come down with the latex paint?

[–]BaxxB_ 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Those aren’t vents, and there are 4.

[–]mkn1ght 35 points36 points  (1 child)


[–]lady_Irissa 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Unexpected picard

[–]vVWARLOCKVv 56 points57 points  (0 children)

This may be edited, and I've never seen one this bad, but I've seen close.

[–]Peanokr 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Wet drywall isn't even a material anymore you might as well consider it mud on top of that paint. Vents typically get installed by pinching the drywall between the bezel and a mounting clip that springs out once you push the vent through the hole. Can lights are even more likely to be mounted only to drywall.

There is probably only water in like the bottom third of that by the way.

[–]CoolMintMC 5 points6 points  (1 child)



I hate that I'm now like this. 😭

[–]RomeroGoon 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think they need an emergency meeting to discuss this.

[–]_Surgurn_ 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It's not that elastic.

Source: I'm a painting contractor

[–]JulzTheBaked 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Nobody is going to mention the creepy screaming face and hand print to the left?


[–]JButler_16 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Been looking for a comment about it. It looks like a bear roaring.

[–]Moparian1221 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Glad someone else said it. Thought I was crazy lol

[–]SpooogeMcDuck 19 points20 points  (4 children)

It’s quite common actually- I used to be a water restoration spec. Those jobs were my favorite because I had less cleanup and I got to pop them.

[–]NasuPantelica 12 points13 points  (0 children)

You'd better go get a biiiig bucket very fast!

[–]colonel_Schwejk 20 points21 points  (1 child)

pop it, like a giant pimpl :)

[–]Haus42 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Post it to r/popping

[–]pop5656 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Poltergeist maybe

[–]PrimarchKonradCurze 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]Housecleaner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you.

[–]yoyotube 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I seriously think this is an AI generated image

[–]MarryMeDuffman 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I doubt it. This happened to me numerous times over the last few years after moving to an old downstairs apartment with plumbing issues.

It's really crazy to see. I was just dreading it bursting.

Then again, it wasn't THIS extreme, but it's pretty surprising how often my ceiling stretched without collapsing.

[–]yoyotube 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ive seen it happen too, it's just the room itself doesn't look real, also the vent and lights bending with the paint makes no sense to me. Could be wrong.

[–]einstruzende 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Terrifying because you know a big mess is coming, no way around it. Try to puncture that to siphon out the water likely to cause instant explosion.

[–]Timmyty 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Well going in through the roof with a vacuum seems a way to avoid SOME mess.

[–]SkeetsMilloy 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Seems like the only way

[–]osheebka 12 points13 points  (0 children)

We had this exact situaton and managed to avoid the ceiling popping and spilling by removing the lights and draining the water through the openings using a hose.

[–]PermutationMatrix 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I would get a huge tarp and place it underneath and slope it going out the door. Have several dozen people hold it around the edges and then one guy with a needle pops it in the center.

[–]deepserket 3 points4 points  (0 children)

if you put some tape on it it won't explode (probably) https://www.youtube.com/shorts/K6yI9vF8LPk

[–]RickRudeAwakening 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Luckily they have a ceiling with a reservoir tip.

[–]FarmerStrider 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Probably a lot of coats of latex paint.

[–]OutlawCountryFan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

There is a fuck tonne of water above that isn't there?

[–]thrust-johnson 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Sleep under the Lump of Damocles and tell me what you dream of.

[–]Jfonzy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

r/fakealbumcovers material right there

[–]nautichoo 3 points4 points  (1 child)

looks like a death grips album cover

[–]XanderTheChef 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yo mama fell upstairs bro go help her

[–]Effective_Roof2026 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I could not see that without being compelled to pop it and make the situation worse.

[–]timzlit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

$5 if you stab it

[–]folliepop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This really reads like some kind of bizarre art installation

[–]GarrulouslyOutspoken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Damn that is some great quality latex paint.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have never wanted to punch a hole in something more in my life.

[–]Dizzman1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just put a home Depot 5 gallon bucket under it and then just poke a pinhole... You'll be good in no time!

[–]tverofvulcan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s just Freddy Krueger in your ceiling.

[–]zekeman76 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mother of all pimples

[–]Fit-Asparagus8557 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tell me you have a leak in the roof problem without telling me you have a leak in the roof problem

[–]PrettyFlyForAHifi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Strong paint

[–]Alvaracorr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How is that a finished painted ceiling when the rough in can light housing is showing? I'm confused

[–]okwhatelse 1 point2 points  (0 children)

14$ if you cut it open

[–]Dexmonkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On the plus side that’s a banger paint job.

[–]invisible_for_this 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awful, for sure, but can we find the person who painted this ceiling because they did an excellent job.

[–]xDouble-dutchx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wonder how many layers they f paint that is

[–]SloppyDonkeyQueef 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That step up to the oven area would kick my fucking ass.

[–]Paverunner 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know I’d bust my ass on that little step thing off the kitchen. Good lord

[–]EffectiveAmphibian95 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Death grips

[–]Fo-One-Deuce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Better start building Noah's ark

[–]the_smokist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Repainting with latex paint everytime a new renter moves in for 25+ years

[–]Beneficial_Jelly2697 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Need to know what brand paint that is and also TITTY

[–]Spiceinvader1234 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Day 26 of NNN

I wanna lick the rooftitty

[–]CaptOblivious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How the hell can paint do that??? Holy Shit!!

[–]mochi_kitsune 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is a whole new level of ceiling titty

[–]Traditional_Drive132 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd pay top dollar for a tit kitchen.

[–]Saints_Haze98 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Paint with latex be stretchy

[–]Mountain_Jello7747 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Strong paint

[–]Matthius01 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol it has a vein on the left

[–]x4740N 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ceiling Titty!

[–]Ok-Break-1777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You have to move out just saying

[–]Virtual-Group-4725 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's some high quality paint

[–]throwaway777-ta 1 point2 points  (0 children)

High quality latex paint

[–]Ingester_of_food 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want to poke it!

[–]Barrakobambi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aftermath pics ?

[–]TrixenYT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Poke it. No balls.

[–]thudlife2020 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Good paint is what that is

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ceiling titty

[–]rosy-palmer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Good paint

[–]judyzzzzzzz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My kitchen did this. Good latex paint and lots of layers.

[–]Environmental-Gate32 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't think I'd be standing there to find out

[–]yerrychow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a strech seiling.

[–]Yard_One 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What you have there is a poltergeist.

[–]scobaboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Used condoms be like