How do I repair blown ceiling?


Past owners attempted to cover a ceiling crack and it's painted smooth in that area, right in the middle of the room. Very obvious, help!

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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jan 08, 2019

    Is the rest of the ceiling popcorn or texture? You can get drywall compound and put it on. I have a textured ceiling and I used a damp handful of newspaper. I put the compound on the newspaper and dabbed it n the ceiling. You can hardly tell the difference, except the ceiling was whiter in the newly done area. A coat of ceiling paint took care of that.

  • Morgan McBride Morgan McBride on Jan 08, 2019

    If you have popcorn texture, you can purchase a spray can of texture at the hardware store.

  • Janice Janice on Jan 10, 2019

    Yes, the spray texture in an aerosol can may be the best, easiest fix. You can spray it on to best match what is there; then personalize it by using a rag, brush, wadded up aluminum foil or whatever to tweak it to match.

  • Barbara Connolly Barbara Connolly on Jan 10, 2019

    Thank you very much for the responses !

    • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jan 14, 2019

      I suggest you do lots of practice with the texturing before using it directly on the ceiling.