Drywall mechanics and my insurance company are debating the best way
to repair (or better to replace???) the heavy sprayed on acoustic
ceiling type finish in my family room where the leaning tree broke
through as it rolled out of the ground. The heavy rough finish was to
approximate a Spanish style room, with dark beams, etc. Several
mechanics said they can repair it, repray and with a coat of
paint---you'll never know. Others don't even "want to mess with it"
stating that there is too much danger in the repair sliding off the
wall where repairs meet old wall, regardless of how well they prep the
surface. The insurance company initially said, redo all the wallboard
(about 20 sheets, $100-$150 a board installed) because it will never
match. However, as their losses have mounted they are getting a bit
stingy. Any thoughts/ammuntion would be appreciated.