Asked on Dec 30, 2018

How can I repair my ceiling from water damage?

Vicki NeedelsKelli L. MilliganAmanda


i purchased my house with a damaged ceiling in kitchen. The roof leaked, got new roof. Theyrepaired the Sheetrock with patches and then put up dropped ceiling. I removed dropped ceiling and found this!! I’m 65 and do a lot of repair work myself, but I’m stumped as what to do next. I know there is an old texturing method using rolled newspaper but never seen it done.

It’s about 1/4 deep

They did better job here, not good but better.

3 answers
  • Amanda
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Hello. I would first put drywall compound over the areas thick enough to blend. Then after it’s dry sand and apply another coat and sand again so it blends in. Last prime and paint. Good luck. Not fun but once completed it’s worth it.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Don't add texture, will make cleaning a mess plus, lower your house value. Just cut out the patch and redo it. Much easier than the "fix".

  • Vicki Needels
    on Dec 31, 2018

    Thank you

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