Does your ceiling seem blistered, brown, or water-damaged of late? It is time you fixed that. Here at Patch Wall Pro, we offer the best drywall services in New York/New Jersey area. Feel free to get in touch with us if you have any drywall problems. So, how can you patch drywall ceiling? This is for the do-it-yourself enthusiasts. We have listed several steps that you can follow to patch dry wall ceiling. A better option would be to hire our professional services to fix the ceiling and patch dent in drywall or patch square hole drywall: especially if you do not have any experience in dealing with drywall.
The steps to follow when patching a drywall ceiling include:
The first thing you should do is place a cloth beneath the ceiling area you want to work on. This will help to prevent creating a mess on the floor since some bits of paint and paper protecting the drywall may fall down. You should also wear protective glasses to shield your eyes from bits that may chip off from the ceiling. This is very important because if you will be standing on a stool or ladder, you risk losing your balance and having a dangerous fall in case you get distracted by a chip of paint or paper getting into your eye. After this, take a knife and make a shallow cut all round the damaged section of the roof. The cut is essential because it will prevent you from stripping off the paper from the undamaged parts of the drywall.
Now that you have mapped out the damaged area of the ceiling, you can scrap it off without ruining the undamaged areas. We recommend that you use a taping knife (6 inches) to peel and scrap off the loose layers of paper and paint. As you do this, you will stumble upon some crumbly bits in the plaster core of the drywall. Scrape them off too. Watch out so that the taping knife does not go beyond the cut area of the ceiling. After you are done peeling off the surface, dust it off using a paintbrush with soft bristles.
In case the seams in the drywall panels were blistered as you were scraping off the loose paint, take joint tape, and use it to cover the seams. You can also do this if you notice any cracks in the exposed plaster core. The tape is useful because it will prevent the entire repair from cracking. Mix a peanut butter paste with any compound that sets within 20 minutes. Ensure that the ceiling is wet by spraying it with some water. The moisture will help the setting compound to set and stick well. Take the compound and apply a thin layer on the ceiling using the same taping knife. After applying it, use the knife to press the tape and the wet compound gently together. You can also use this step to patch dent in drywall or patch square hole drywall.
After applying the compound to the tape and pressing them together, leave them to dry for a while. When you notice that the layer has hardened, mix another batch of the wet compound (setting substance and peanut butter), then apply it to the ceiling using the taping knife. For this step, you will need another taping knife (12 inches). Take the bigger taping knife and smooth out the edges of the compound. Leave the applied compound to dry and firm up for several minutes. Spray some water on it, and then use the big knife to smoothen it again. Obviously, this process will require you to practice some patience if you want a smooth flawless finish.
When the compound has completely hardened, take a sanding sponge, preferable medium grit, and use it to get rid of any blemishes or rough edges.
Once you are done with the sanding process, dust off the ceiling with a wet sponge. Using a roll or a brush, you can then patch and paint wall water based primer on the area. As soon as the primer dries, patch and paint wall a coat of ceiling paint on the area. Ensure that the paint is the same color as the rest of the roof. You do not want to have an inconspicuous part of the roof that has a different color from the rest. Choose a color that will blend in well with the rest of the area, for a smooth perfect finish.
If you do not have access to any of the required equipment such as ceiling paint, tape, sanding sponge, protective glasses, and water based primer, setting compounds, or taping knives, do not worry. We will patch and paint your drywall ceiling at an affordable price. Get in touch with us today.