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Ceiling repair
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 24, 2021 05:45AM
The popcorn coating in my garage ceiling it coming off (35 yr old house) cracking at drywall seams, coming off. I don’t know who to contact to repair. A painter? What classification does a pop corn ceiling fall under ?
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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 24, 2021 05:51AM
Drywall guys, they deal with repairs/installs.
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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: March 24, 2021 06:06AM
Based upon the age you state, it should be free of asbestos. Popcorn ceilings may have contained asbestos up to about 1978.
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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 24, 2021 06:52AM
.....if you can, please break the glass ceiling........



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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: Bernie
Date: March 24, 2021 07:06AM
Regardless of asbestos., Scraping and sanding is imperfect, messy and LABOR intensive.

Most will suggest putting new drywall over it.




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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: March 24, 2021 07:23AM
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Bernie
Regardless of asbestos., Scraping and sanding is imperfect, messy and LABOR intensive.

Most will suggest putting new drywall over it.

This is what my dad did in his house. But he most likely DID have asbestos in his ceilings.



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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: rgG
Date: March 24, 2021 08:47AM
I would talk to a drywall guy and ask if it would be easier/cheaper to put 1/4" drywall over what's there, as mentioned above, or to scrape off the texture and repair the seams. After that, you would still need to paint.

If it is minor, a painter could do small repairs and repaint.





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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: mattkime
Date: March 24, 2021 09:09AM
It would probably be worthwhile to check for water damage or otherwise figure out why its peeling. Could be a bigger problem.



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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 24, 2021 09:25AM
what Bernie & rgG said. Scraping, patching, & taping could cost more in
labor vs recover with 1/4" board. Of course either method would require
priming and painting if needed in your 'garage'.

btw, mattkime's advice is good. Check for roof leaks beforehand.
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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: rz
Date: March 24, 2021 09:34AM
We bought a rental condo about 15 years ago, and the first thing we did was have all the popcorn ceiling removed. Hate, hate, hate the stuff. IIRC, it cost about $4k for an 1,800 sq ft. condo at the time. It was a bit messy, as they have to spray it and then scrape it. The results were good.
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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 24, 2021 09:34AM
.....so popcorn ceiling......it isn't....a.....peeling......???



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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: samintx
Date: March 24, 2021 01:26PM
Thanks all. Good thoughts
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Re: Ceiling repair
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: March 24, 2021 03:56PM
FWIW a “cheap fix” involves adding screws and mud, rolling primer on, and blowing more “popcorn” on the ceiling. Then prime and paint over it.

Textured ceilings are a major pain in the tush when it comes to patching. It’s impossible to get the pattern to match.
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