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Ceiling Repair Dos and Don’ts

Cracks occur in drywall and plaster for a variety of reasons, such as settling of the house, faulty workmanship, roof truss uplift, or water leaks. But when should you abandon the urge to DIY the problem and call a ceiling repairman?

The process of repairing cracks in walls is fairly straightforward; however, it can be more difficult when it comes to ceilings, which are often textured, and are overhead, making repair work a bit more challenging than on walls.

The savvy homeowner can often successfully repair cracks in ceilings by following a few time-honoured techniques. What’s crucial is knowing what steps to take first, what tools to use, and when to call in a professional ceiling repairman.

Here are some basic tips and tricks on how to fix a broken ceiling, including what you should and shouldn’t do.

If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact a reliable ceiling repairman from Perth Ceiling Repairs on 0414 213 006.

DO: Find Out What Caused the Crack

In some cases, the cause of a ceiling crack can be clearly seen, such as visible water stains on the ceiling, indicating a leak caused the joint compound to soften and crack. When joint compound is applied too thickly, it shrinks and develops cracks as it dries, creating a spider web of fine cracks. Before repairing the ceiling, fix leaks to prevent cracks from recurring.

DON’T: Proceed Without Planning

It might be necessary to remove some of the texture from the ceiling for the repair and then patch the ceiling with a material that matches the rest of the ceiling. This depends on the type of ceiling texture and the extent of the crack.

Consider whether retexturing or painting will be needed to complete the look of the ceiling after the crack repair has been completed rather than smearing spackle into the crack with a finger. Take into account all aspects of the project and the desired result.

DON’T: Be Cheap When Repairing Your Ceilings, Buy the Right Tools

You’ll get the best results with the right tools and materials. To remove loose ceiling texture or peeling paper, a 6-inch taping knife is ideal. You can fill the cracks with premixed drywall mud, and reinforce the compound with mesh or paper drywall tape. After the mixture dries, you can smooth the surface with a drywall sanding sponge.

DO: Ensure That the Walls and Floor Are Protected

When you work overhead, drywall compound tends to drip everywhere, so make sure you protect the walls, the floor, and any other items in the room when carrying out plaster ceiling repair.

DO: Stay Safe at All Times

It is imperative to wear a dust mask and eye protection when sanding drywall compounds since dust can create billows of dust. Furthermore, in order to reach the ceiling, use a strong step ladder (not a wobbly chair or stool).

DON’T: Attempt Any Ceiling Repairs Without Consulting The Professionals

It is always advised to call a professional before attempting any DIY jobs because you don’t know what lies beneath the surface of the ceiling. You don’t want to place yourself, your family or staff or your possessions in harm’s way.

Call the team at Perth Ceiling Repairs on 0414 213 006 for a comprehensive inspection before carrying out any work. Our technicians are available for any ceiling repair near me in Perth.