Repairing textured ceilings is not as tedious as it sounds. This article simplifies the whole procedure to its best!

Textured Ceiling Repair

When you’re moving furniture in and out of the house, chances that it may bang into the ceiling aren’t exactly slim! As cautious as we may try to be, mistakes do happen. And in cases like these, it isn’t the end of the world! Amends can be made! It is of course necessary to be cost effective while repairing textured ceilings. Matching the ceiling texture is a cardinal rule to good housekeeping while handling chores like repairing cracks, stain damages or any other ceiling problems of this sort. There are many steps to the process of fixing textured ceilings. All you need is the appropriate tools, products and the artistic touch of your wrist! Types of textures vary from popcorn to plaster and paint textured ceilings. Bear in mind that ceiling texture is thick and tends to stick to your furniture. Hence it would be better to play it safe and avoid such mishaps! However, if worse comes to worst, read this article and restore your beautifully textured ceiling!

Repairing Textured Ceiling

Materials Required
  • Safety Glasses
  • Drop Cloth
  • Rain Jacket / Poncho
  • Stable Ladder
  • Drywall Sandpaper
  • Drywall Sander
  • Putty Knife
  • Drywall Compound
  • Stain Sealer
  • Spray Texture Repair Kit
  • Roller
  • Paints And Paint Brushes
  • Texturing Brushes
  • It is important to trace the source of the texture ceiling damage. If it’s only a minor problem, plainly filling a hole or repairing drywall should suffice. In case of water leakages, it is essential to solve the root of the problem before repairing the ceiling to evade the torture of repeating the entire fixing process again.
  • Cover the floor with a drop cloth before working on the ceiling.
  • Prepare the tarnished area for renovation. Remove every speck of old texture from the area. This is crucial for the new texture to stick properly and can be completed by sanding, or scraping the old material.
  •  Scrape away any damaged ceiling texture around the repair area with a putty knife.
  • The area you clean should be larger than the original scratch, by a couple of inches at least. Make the area a square or rectangle with straight lines; they are easier to work with.
  • Sand the edges around the damaged area with the help of a sander and sandpaper.
  • Apply a small portion of drywall compound on the putty knife and fill a smooth coat of this compound onto the affected area. Wait patiently for it to dry up.
  • Get your hands back to the sander and reuse it until you witness a smooth surface. Apply a stain sealer over stains that manifest due to water damage and let it dry. This hinders future problems.
  • Re-texture the area by using a spray texture repair kit.
  • Several types of kits are available ranging from acoustic (popcorn effect) to orange peel to splatter and knock-down to what not, one of which is likely to elegantly match your ceiling texture. Aim at achieving the desired effect as you practise and follow the instructions mentioned in the product manual. 
  • Use fat fluffy rollers if you so desire a nice smooth coat of the compound.
  • Priming is necessary to speed up the repairing process. Use paint additives for a better and glowing touch. A premixed spray on texture may not match perfectly, but is helpful in repair, especially for popcorn textured ceilings and paint textured ceilings.
  • Recreate a splotchy-styled texture look by applying drywall compound on the area and then use texturing brushes to achieve a match to the surrounding ceiling texture.
  • Cover all the furniture and electronics before you start spraying and painting. Wear a rain jacket and poncho to avoid staining your clothes.
  • Buy the same paint colour and start repainting! It's fun and you will feel so content once you’re done!

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