I have a small area of damage in my kitchen ceiling from a water leak
in the bathroom above. The leak is repaired, but the water created a
crumbly hole about 6" in diameter. The ceiling is coated with a texture
about the size of small-curd cottege cheese. How best to patch the
My idea is to cut out a 1-foot square hole where the damage is. Then
I'll make a 1-foot patch out of wood or wallboard and hang it inside
the hole with wooden supports (this was suggested to me by a friend.)
Now I'm wondering how to camouflage the patch. Can I use drywall tape
and spackle/plaster to hide the seam? Can you buy small amounts of the
texture to brush or spray on the smooth patch? I expect the patch will
never be invisible, but I'd like it to be as unnoticable as I can.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.