How to Fix Ceiling?

q how to fix ceiling
How do I fix this problem.
  9 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 26, 2017

    • Brenda Brenda on Nov 26, 2017
      Whole-heartedly agree with John. Moulding makes the room and will make you ceilings look higher.

  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on Nov 26, 2017
    The “fix” you are looking for is a drywall issue. It is improperly installed drywall. Take a razor knife and cut out the section that is puckered. You don’t have to cut all the way through! Then redo the mudding only. You only want to redo the surface. This is an easy fix. ( when We bought our house, these were everywhere. I am fixing them one room at a time.)

  • Gayle Deas Gayle Deas on Nov 26, 2017
    Crown moulding will cover and add beauty and value too!

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 26, 2017
    Actually it is not improperly installed drywall - it is a poor mudding issue. The tape used to cover the crack where the two pieces of drywall meet was poorly done. You can use a razor blade to remove the old and puckered tape and replace it. You can find a how to videos on the internet if you are unfamiliar with tape and mudding drywall.

  • Sue Kerstetter Szymanski Sue Kerstetter Szymanski on Nov 26, 2017
    Make sure it’s not a leak problem first. If it’s mushy to the touch,check for leaks. Then you can any repair you’d like to.

  • Paul Seymour Paul Seymour on Nov 26, 2017
    to me it looks like movement so check for that also for leaks if you want to keep the original look that's what to do movement can be a problem if every thing is ok slice a small piece with sharp knife inspect if no major problems it can be fixed back the whole problem can be done like that putting mouldings over means the whole room and could be covering bigger problem.

  • V Smith V Smith on Nov 26, 2017
    I am with the folks who say it is a bad drywall seam. I have places like this in my home and plan to repair them before painting. My suggestion would be that if you decide to repair the seam (instead of covering) use the plastic mesh tape rather than the paper tape. The mesh is slightly sticky and is much easier to work than the paper.

  • Joy Joy on Nov 27, 2017
    After making sure you don't have a leak, add moulding. But the trick is to only attach it to the ceiling. This way if there is any up & down movement, the moulding will move with it & not rip out the wall.
    We were having the same problem and a builder told my husband what to do to fix it.