Drywall & Popcorn Ceiling Repair in a Few Easy Steps
We are knee-deep in a DIY kitchen remodel. After taking down an old fan to replace it with a new light;, we saw that we had issues with the drywall or lack of drywall in spots. We have done speckling before, but have never needed to actually patch a spot. So, we needed to patch the drywall and then apply popcorn to the ceiling. I wish we could scrape the popcorn off, but our house tested positive for asbestos so unless we want to shell out big bucks for professional popcorn removal…. the popcorn stays.
Here is the whole that we had when we took down the fan. Also notice, the discoloring.
We bought some drywall mesh and put that on the hole. Then we lightly spackled over it. We let that dry over night, lightly sanded and then spackled again.
Next we used Zinsser ceiling popcorn texture that you brush on. You can see from the first picture the popcorn is going on around the edge. The next is filled in completely with the texture. The third is after it dried and we applied stain blocker (more on that in the next step).
Once the popcorn was dry (overnight again), we created a canopy around the affected area and gave it two coats of Kilz original stain blocker.
We let that dry for a few hours and then put up our light.
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