Sometimes we tend to overlook even the most obvious things. Ceilings in our homes are one such element. By being alert and keeping a lookout for small cracks, fissures, and scraped paint, any kind of major damage to the ceiling can be prevented. This will save you time, trouble, and money, too. This article tells you how to fix a textured ceiling.
You will need safety glasses, drop cloth, putty knife, drywall sandpaper, drywall sander, drywall compound, stain sealer, spray texture repair kit, texturing brushes, and paint. Once all the requirements are in place, follow the procedure mentioned below.
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To start off, scrape that part of the ceiling that needs repair. Use a putty knife to do this. Then, grab the sander along with the sandpaper and sand around the edges of the damaged area.
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Now, with the help of the putty knife, apply a little bit of drywall compound on the damaged area. Let it dry.
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Next, use the sander for making the surface smooth. For stains that result due to water leakage and damage, use a stain sealer, apply it over the affected area, and wait for it to dry. This will prevent further leakage or bleeding.
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You need a spray texture repair kit for re-texturing the area. A number of variations are available for the same - orange peel, splatter, knock down, and so on. Follow the instructions on the instruction manual to get the desired effect.
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You could aim for different designs like a splotchy style and texture by applying a drywall compound on the area. Use texturing brushes later to match the new part of the ceiling that you just fixed to the rest of the ceiling.
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The final thing to do is to paint the damaged area such that it gels in properly with the rest of the ceiling and doesn't look patchy.
During the entire process, remember to keep a newspaper or a used and worn out sheet on the floor. This will keep the dirt and drywall from spoiling the floor and will confine the mess to that cloth or newspaper only. Do not forget to wear safety gear, especially glasses.