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dna812

07:26AM | 03/18/02
Member Since: 03/17/02
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I bought a house about a year ago, and have inherited several problems. One problem I have is a vent from an upstairs bathroom is has been leaking slowly. I have the leak contained for the time being, and I am going to try to seal it up, but now I have a large stain on the ceiling of that bathroom, and some of the "popcorn" has even fallen off from the center of it. Is this something that I can fix with a little research and hard work, or should I give it up and hire somebody to do it? It just seems to me that replacing a piece of ceiling would be a little difficult. Thanks for any help.

GlennG

10:57AM | 03/18/02
First off if it is only a stain and some of the popcorn finish has fallen off you can repair it yourself. If the wallboard needs to be replaced you may want to hire someone to do the repair unless you have done some drywall or drywall repairs in the past, or are willing and want to learn how.

To repair a small area where the popcorn has come loose and cover a stain you can do this:
1. Scrape off all the popcorn that has come loose.
2. Use a can of spray paint made to cover stains such as “Kilz” to conceal the stain. Paint only the scraped area and do not allow the paint to hit the popcorn that was not damaged. (Most home improvement centers will carry this in the paint department.)
3. After the paint has dried completely, use a can (or 2 if needed) of spray texture to apply a new coat of popcorn finish over the painted area (spray only the flat area you scraped). Do not use it over any areas that still have the popcorn in place or the texture will become too rough. This texture comes in a spray aerosol can in medium and large textures. Be sure to get the one that matches your ceiling. If you make a mistake you can easily remove the spray texture and try again. WHATEVER YOU DO USE SOME PLASTIC DROP CLOTHS AND COVER EVERYTHING! This spray is under high pressure and will fly everywhere. Wear protection on your eyes, a hat, and even make a poncho from the plastic to cover yourself. It is messy but it does work well. I have used it on numerous occasions. Most home improvement centers also carry this product. I buy it at ***** and Home Depot all the time.

If you need to replace some drywall and want to learn how to do it yourself; go to the Expert Advise area of this website and you can hire a professional to assist you.

Iceman

08:27AM | 03/19/02
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Glenn got that one right. The first time I used that spray popcorn, I got more on me than I got on the ceiling. Read the directions carefully.
Len

rpxlpx

04:59AM | 03/20/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Same experience here - it's like an explosion. But I've seen some in the store recently that are supposed to be gentler. Read the label.
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