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Homer Improvement

11:52AM | 07/05/01
Member Since: 07/04/01
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I have a ceiling in my basement which was poorly taped before a thick layer of textured paint was applied. Every seam is very visable. We are intending to move from our home and want to do a "quick fix" to this ceiling problem. Do you have any solutions?
Thank you in advance for any assistance concerning our problem.

PattyB

05:11PM | 07/05/01
Homer: Probably have three choices:
1. Scrape all texture and spackle off the ceiling and start again. (Not my idea of fun)
2. Remove drywall and start again.
3. Buy 3/8 drywall, sheet to sheet screws, install new dw over old, tape with the self stick tape and finish.(Can only do this if you have enough head room in basement.)
Unfortunately none of the above are "quick fixes". Post back when you decide what to do.

Lawrence

07:59PM | 07/13/01
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
Working on ceilings is qualitatively different from working on anything else in your home because you need to constantly look up at it and hold you rarms above your head. Your neck and shoulders get stiff and tired, making you even more cranky and irritable than usual. Be warned before undertaking any ceiling project: it is much, much, much, much, MUCH harder than you might think.

The quickest fix would be to spray more texture up onto the ceiling to cover the imperfections. Textured ceiling sprays (Popcorn or sand) were developed originally to cover up imperfect ceilings because builders do not like working on them, and thus often make mistakes like on yours. Any other solution would involve rather extensive work, none of which is fun or "quick."

[This message has been edited by Lawrence (edited July 14, 2001).]

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