Sheetrock Ceiling Repair Tips and Tricks
Welcome reader to the post of Cinto Drywall Service of Cary. Here are a few sheetrock ceiling repair and patching tips that will help you speed up the job, and avoid problems in the process.
Using a self-priming filler
Patches that are made using traditional patching materials must be primed with some form of sealing-type primer before it can be painted. Otherwise, the patched areas will show through the finished paint job and will have foggy spots. However, when you patch using self-priming patching material, you can skip this step entirely.
Using a setting compound for large holes
It’s fine to fill in minor holes and other dings with a patching compound, however, for dime-size and larger repairs, it is advisable that you use a joint compound which sets up by a chemical reaction.
The reaction begins the second you mix the water in, and the compound will harden in an allotted amount of time. The five-minute version is good, and the compound hardens quickly, meaning you have to apply another coat almost immediately. You need to note though, that setting compounds are a great deal harder to sand than standard patching materials. Which can be a chore when you are performing sheetrock ceiling repair jobs.
Making a dent for the patching compound
When you remove anything from your ceiling, there will often be a ridge of old paint or drywall sticking out which is difficult to cover with the patching material. The solution to this is to make a dent over the hole and then fill it. Most putty knives come with a rounded hard plastic or brass end on their handle which you can use to make the dent. Just press the handle against the hole and twist it while applying pressure to dent the surface.
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