I have popcorn ceiling (yeah I know it's ugly) and after hurricane Frances
there were some leaks which I fixed. Unfortunately some moisture got to the
ceiling and there is a seam along the ceiling drywall that started peeling
off. I used a drywall puddy knife and scaped off an area about 6 inches
wide and 3" long that has no popcorn now.
I then tried to buy those popcorn repair kid...no luck...I cannot apply that
stuff into the area I scaped to match the look of the rest of the ceiling.
It's impossible. Plus the cottage cheese doesn't stick well anyways.
So now I am thinking of hiring someone to respray the entire room, covering
that spot and the rest of the room as well. Can a total respray mask the
spot or will it be worse apply popcorn on popcorn?
I did manage to get a moderately successful patch in my last home
using a sponge. It took alot of "playing" to get the consistency of
the mud just right. I did alot of practicing on scrap drywall before
I got decent results.
Even with spending days at the project, you could always tell where
the patch was if you looked at it carefully.
Mr Fixit eh
I don't like popcorn, but the entire house has it so I rather keep it.
Besides, it's a big mess to remove it. The previous owner has painted over
it so it does not come out so easy. House was build 1981 so probably no
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 04:06:02 -0400, "orangetrader"
I would remove it all and have a knockdown ceiling done. No sense
spending good money on something you don't like that won't help the
homes value. Look at some of the new houses and see the "texture"
they are using now. If you like it have that done and the cost will
be comparable to having ugly popcorn redone.
Agreed. I just bought a house, and used a realtor with LOTS of experience.
He was good enough to point out to me every single popcorn ceiling, because
(as he predicted), I was focused on other things. Since *ALL* home jobs take
83 times longer than we expect them to, I subtracted ten thousand dollars in
value from the price of any home with even one room with a popcorn ceiling.
It's an art... I used to use a guy back when I had to do electrical work
in existing buildings that could do a pretty darn good job of covering
up a patch with a roller and sponge, but you could hand me the same
exact materials and it wouldn't look nearly as good.
On Sat, 17 Aug 2013 21:09:32 +0000, JE (Elaine) Lawless
Maybe scrape off the repair you tried to make, paint the damaged part
white, paint a dotted line in some other color, leaving room to write
in black, "Open on dotted line" or "Open popcorn on dotted line." I'm
sure it wil get a laugh from anyone who visits and as a ceiling, it
will just as well.
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