Doug Peck

08:44AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 02/15/04
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A burst water pipe has damaged an 8' x 8' section of a customer's living room ceiling. The 12' x 20' room has a 5/8" thick drywall "popcorned" ceiling which was painted at some time. An older home, the poppcorn contains asbestos. The customer is adamant in wanting a perfect match between the old and the new.

Rather than tampering with the existing popcorn ceiling, could I replace just the damaged 8'x 8' area and overlay 3/8" thick drywall over the entire ceiling? Any drawbacks to this?


11:21AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
The only problem is trying to match the actual texture. You can get aerosol cans of texture at Home centers that work very well, or pump spray formulas.

The paint will conceal any color or age differences. The only problem is matching the actual texture. Not all popcorn is the same texture.


04:56AM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
also,now seeing as this will need to be reprimed and repainted you will have to do the whole ceiling.As this new repaired area is going to look new.

I take it somehow the pipe burst was caused by you?Reason I ask is because if it isnt,then just texture it to match prime and paint it and then the rest is up to the home owner.


04:58AM | 02/22/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
You want to repiar that area and then put 3/8 over the entire thing?

If that is the case you will be able to texture it pretty close to whats in the other rooms and reprime and paint this new ceiling.


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