After you get the brace in place, grab a piece of paper and trace the edges of the hole. For small holes, you can mix paint with non-clumping cat litter and spread it over the hole. Name required Email will not be published required characters available. Scrape off some of the popcorn ceiling around the damage. Try it on a spare board or piece of drywall if you want to make sure it looks right. You should wear eye protection and possibly a filter mask.
Jenny Harrington has been a freelance writer since 2006. At some point, every house develops a flaw in the ceiling, whether it's from a plumbing leak, a fixture being moved, a crack from the foundation settling or another physical damage. You might have to paint the entire ceiling if the discoloration caused by the crack is too strong. Fold back the paper lip of the patch, and place the patch over the hole in the drywall. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon. This may take several attempts before you are satisfied. Use a spray-based repair texture kit in this step.
This should keep the stain from appearing later on. For this repair, you will need to put in the design with a stiff bristled brush. Use the edge of the putty knife to scoop a portion of joint compound from the container. Put a little bit around the edge and into the cavity. Spread it over the hole with a roller.
Roll out any patterns in the patch. Scraping the old texture down helps the drywall knife from skipping across the rough texture which will leave ripples in the drywall compound. Image: Debbie Williams Knock Down the Spray Texture Start with light coverage, wait a few minutes, and knock down the splatter with a wet drywall blade if applicable. The Home Mender, Dustin Luby, shows how to repair a hole in the ceiling with popcorn texture and apply new. Peel this layer away by sliding a putty knife under the paper and working it down the score line. We want to hear from you! You can save a ton of time by using a spray can of ceiling texture to do the repairs.
The drying time should not take more than a couple of minutes. These steps will help you patch a popcorn ceiling. You can make a ceiling repair yourself. You just need a rough idea—the spackling compound will fill in all the gaps. Drive drywall screws through the drywall into the wood supports to hold it firmly in place. Choose a brush that is about the same width as the width of the swirls in the existing texture. The second step of this process was to take a piece of wood and place it across the hole.
Post Directory How to repair a textured ceiling. Cut a scrap of lumber to fit the opening, extending beyond the edges in both directions. Identify the Damage Look for the cracks in the ceiling. Scrape roughly one to two feet out from the newly cut hole in the ceiling. Cleaning Up After you are finished, clean up the entire area. For small cracks, smooth a length of drywall tape over the crack, and over the spackle surrounding the crack. The color or texture may also be hard to match.
Though a textured ceiling is visually attractive, it is also hard to maintain. Smash up the cat litter first so that the pieces are about the same size as the ceiling texture pieces. Let it dry for 24 hours, and then sand with 220-grit drywall sandpaper. Follow the instructions on the can and shake hard for a full minute. Sand the area surrounding the crack.
Skip this step if there is no damage to the ceiling drywall. Once the circle was traced, I took the label off the backing and stuck it directly onto a small piece of drywall to serve as my guide. Then spread a thin layer around the outside perimeter of the crack. The textured material tends to fall off when it is touched or brushed. If there is water damage, the leak has to be fixed and all the damaged wood, drywall, or other material in the ceiling has to be replaced.
Ceiling damage repair, whether a small crack or a large hole, doesn't require a lot of skill, just the ability to stand on a ladder and smooth spackling compound properly. At this point, you just need to apply the spackling compound as normal. And that is all it takes to repair a textured wall or ceiling, so that no one would ever know it was damaged. Spray textures are available for a variety of ceiling types, so make sure to use the correct product or you will likely be doing it again later. Before repairing the ceiling, you must determine if your If you are not sure, call a licensed asbestos abatement company. Be sure to take out all the ridges. Drywall patching compound sands easily, so don't be too aggressive and sand through the tape.
January 22, 2015 How to Repair a Textured Wall or Ceiling. If any of the ceiling texture is damaged then scrape it away using a scraper or a putty knife. Natural accents around your ceiling could wear out over time. Check if the damaged area is damp or if there are active pests in the area. It kind of reminded me of my mom sponge painting our living room when I was a kid. Since it was going to be a day or two before we could get around to patching the ceiling, we decided to line the hole with a plastic shopping bag.