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    Remodel - Ceiling Repair

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    Over the years the paper taped joints between the walls and the ceiling came apart.

    They looked horrible and I needed to do "something".


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    So - I had these plastic hypo applicators from a project from years ago. They are NOT medical and the tips are plastic. They are available at McMaster.


    I filled the applicator with contact cement - a small bottle was all I needed.

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    Then I stapled the whole thing up. Some places stapled up better up better than other places.


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    I then applied a generous layer of joint compound.

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    To even it out and "feather" it into the existing popcorn ceiling - I just spread it with a sponge. I needed to make sure there was a generous layer for the next step.


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    I "stipled" the compound with a 1" chip brush. I just poked and poked the compound to make it look something "like" the popcorn.

    Doing this repair took me weeks. If I was young and 40 - it would have been one - two days.

    Of course I needed to scrape and sand the wall to get a crisp corner edge.

    I also went over the corner with some painter's caulk and my finger to really blend in the corner.


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    When I paint a ceiling I like to brush the edges and paint down onto the wall. I will cut the wall color up to the ceiling. So this is the edging all brush painted. It was tough to get a good shot - but I think it is clear enough.



    There is is all painted up.

    So the breezeway, the hallway and the vaulted ceiling - is all painted - 3 gallons of Sherwin Williams Eminence Ceiling Paint

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    Pretty imaginative solution Leo. It came out pretty darn nice
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    Clever. Very clever.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Nice fix Leo. I've had a little success re-texturing ceilings, but usually is a lot of work, may have to try that one next time.
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    I think I would of cheated and just added some crown molding.

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    Creative & nicely done. Looks like something a Mfg. Eng. would do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    I think I would of cheated and just added some crown molding.
    I thought about Crown - but, it will not fit the plan I have, putting it there

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