How do I repair a large hole in the ceiling?

Neelie B
by Neelie B

I want to remove my old swamp cooler vent and repair the hole so it looks like the rest of the ceiling. My ceiling is textured (not popcorn) like plastering.

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 04, 2020

    Neelie....You can usually pick up a repair kit at most hardware stores. Good look

  • Deb K Deb K on Jan 04, 2020

    Hello Neelie, You want to start by repairing the hole with some wood and /or drywall, you can buy the texture at your local home improvement store, in a pinch, you could use dry wall compound to make a texture to match what you have. I have attached a video to assist you, hope it helps

  • Dee Dee on Jan 04, 2020

    ou will need to dry wall the ceiling and then texture. Home Depot and lowes sells texture in a can for ceilings and walls. I used the wall kind when repairing and it worked really well, so I expect the ceiling texture should work just as well. It is only $11 a can.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 05, 2020

    Hi Dee,

    You would need to stick some wooden slates to the other side of the hole onto which you can fix a circle of plasterboard to replace the vent. Then use "Artex" from decorating store and pattern making implement to reproduce your ceiling pattern. Take a picture of the pattern with you a aid choice. Otherwise call a Plasterer who is able to fix the hole and complete the repair for you.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 07, 2020

    If the whole is very big you need to put a piece of Sheetrock in the whole then compound over the whole thing as flat as you could wait for it to dry when you don’t see a dark shadow it’s dry then give another coat of compound when covered good and flat lightly sand to soft touch with your hand then paint

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jan 07, 2020

    A span of 2’ on a piece of drywall will bow, over time. Add another “rib” or ceiling joist.

    Mimicking the existing ceiling texture will have to be done with old fashioned craftsmanship, without any pictures for us to look at. It can always be sanded down and the-worked.