We have a crack in our vaulted ceiling. What to do?

by Myrna
The seam tape is visible . The ceiling has a pattern that we would like not to disturb. A professional tried to fix it years ago
  5 answers
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 15, 2018

    Is that popcorn?

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on May 15, 2018

    Is this a manufactured home? The only way I can think of to repair it is to sand that seam and reapply drywall compound with a rag so it mimics the popcorn surface already there. This tutorial may help you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAHNqQlr6nw

  • Linda Linda on May 15, 2018

    Wondering that too knockdown or orange peel maybe? Amazon and Ebay sell texture sponges. My house has knockdown and I used the sponge to make repairs and changes. Pretty good, not Perfect. I suggest practice with the sponge before working on ceiling. They have spray texture at Big box hardware I didnt find that they work very well. I dont see a way around removing the tape on your ceiling adding drywall mud to the seam and applying new texture. If budget permits maybe you can find a handy person who can retexture entire ceiling. Hope this helps

  • William William on May 18, 2018

    If the seam tape is showing you will need to cut into the seam tape first. Then use mesh seam tape over the seam. It's sticky on one side. Do not use the paper tape. It will crack again. Apply no shrink drywall patching compound over the seam. Use a sponge or bunched up plastic grocery bag to duplicate the texture.