I have to create some kind of access to my attic.
I haven't decided where to cut yet. I have a hallway with 3 bedrooms and a
The closets are not very big and I would have to move everything every time
I needed access. (admittedly not to often)
But the closets would hide the access panel the best.
a couple of questions.
1. Can I cut a rafter and box it out or do I have to keep the with of the
opening to around 16" between the rafters???
2. If I do this in a more prominent area of the ceiling how do I reproduce
the finish on the access panel to match the rest of the ceiling??
The ceiling now has a rough texture to it. almost looks like sweeps of a
trowel but it a random pattern. Its not like my parents house where the
ceiling as a very distinct pattern that looks like it would be difficult to
I'm hoping to cut about an 18" x 24" finished size hole. Ad a thin frame
around the opening that will hold a panel that would be finished to match
the current ceiling pattern.
It this a special paint that bubbles up or is it some kind of plaster????
Again, If I can get the success into a closet the finish isn't as critical
but the closets are also towards the outside of the house and headroom in
the attic above is a problem..
Thanks for any advice