Use a sander with sandpaper to sand the edges around the damaged area. I have been fighting with drywall cracks, that keep coming back after I patch them, for years! Read the directions carefully, as it can be a little tricky. Position your 6-inch 15 cm drywall knife at about a 15° angle against the ceiling near the crack. Larger hardware stores may stock and mix paint, also. Press the paper into the spackle surrounding the hole, smoothing it flat so it fully adheres to the ceiling. Her published articles have appeared in various print and online publications. The difficult part comes when you need to re-create ceiling texture, especially if your ceiling is heavily textured.
I officially went into business for myself in 2016, after a few years of doing handyman work on the side. Make sure to completely cover the mesh tape with mud. Ensure that you smooth the compound down using the putty knife so that it's as flat as possible. Cleaning and repairing textured ceilings can be difficult. This popcorn is not like modern popcorn, it is not very deep, but it is very hard.
By following one of the methods below you can create different patterns that hopefully will match what you have. It sprays fast, so the entire can will empty itself within a matter of seconds if you are not careful! The fix for the cracks is to scrape the ceiling as smooth as possible and tape them. Allow the area to dry for 12 to 24 hours. Name required Email will not be published required characters available. Its approximately a 12-inch crack. Apply with a 6 inch drywall knife for a thin coat and spackle in a downward motion from the center.
This would be used on a popcorn type finish. Allow to dry, then prime and paint. Feather to a smooth finish, a minimum of four to six inches around the perimeter of the repair. Use long strips of tape to cover the entire crack. How to repair a textured ceiling crack By Keith A. If it was a stain due to water damage then apply stain sealer over the area and then let it dry.
Where the crack is thin apply the patching compound by dabbing it onto the ceiling with a small paintbrush. In most cases, and with a little patience, this is a do-it-yourself project. Otherwise the mud can dry too quickly and be difficult to spread an even texture and even crack when it dries. Allow to dry, then prime and paint. Slide it up under any loose, unattached pieces of drywall paper that are torn near the crack. Id like to repair it myself. Spray dilute mud in blotches and flatten the blotches by scraping them lightly with a drywall knife to produce knockdown, one of the most common textures.
Tarp off the area as seen in the picture. However, my concern is that I may have to remove all the stucco on the ceiling to match the existing stucco, and I dont want have to do that. Ensure a very clean area to apply drywall tape and drywall mud. Although matching the texture is difficult, the applied texture will be less noticeable than the original hairline crack. I officially went into business for myself in 2016, after a few years of doing handyman work on the side.
Sheetrock, known more generically as drywall, doesn't crack easily, so when a hairline crack develops in the ceiling, it's a cause for concern. Do not apply too much water as otherwise it can prevent the caulk from settling. Then, working from one end of the patched crack to the other, use the brush to apply paint a layer of paint to your ceiling. ~ Hope ~ Had a crack the length of my greatroom. Depending on the ceiling texture, you may be able to use a simple process with premixed drywall mud and a large paint brush three inches or larger.
Then you can move smear it around and smooth it out. We welcome your comments and suggestions. If there is only a small crack or hole that doesn't require a patch, force spackle into the crack to fill it. All you need is the caulk, a caulk gun and a small rubber spatula. Mix 5-minute mud powered with water.