Hi everyone. We just purchased and moved into a
The ceilings are obviously sprayed with that bumpy spackle
stuff before the walls etc are added.
We have a couple of cracks in the kitchen ceiling which I
imagine happened when the unit was moved to our site.
Any suggestions on repair? I'd love to just remove it all
but that looks like a horrendous job.
"Hi everyone. We just purchased and moved into a
manufactured home. "
Since it;s a new home, what warranty do you have? Before you start
trying to fix it yourself, I'd check into that. Even cosmetic things
like ceiling cracks may be covered for some initial period.
I bought a new trailer home one time. As I recall the warranty wasn't worth
the paper it was written on. Getting a mobilehome dealer to stand behind
what they sell was like getting a used car dealer to fix something. My
experience has been that you'll fight them until you're tired of fighting
and then you'll fix it yourself. I had a Clayton, maybe some brands are
Our family room remodel included removing the textured ceiling and it
was done by spreading plastic on the floor, spraying ceiling with hand
pump sprayers then wide blade "putty knife" to scrape off the
In Florida it's called a popcorn ceiling and comes plain or
with mica glitter flakes. You can usually buy a textured
ceiling spray for small areas or a repair kit for missing
chunks. Screw holes from plants, etc. you can usually poke
a bit of white cotton in the hole with a toothpick. A fine
hairline crack you can even try dabbing on white toothpaste
which hardens like a rock. Caution, spray christmas tree
snow looks like it's doing the job, then turns yellow. :-(
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