How to Make a Popcorn Ceiling Patch Repair Video

Learn How to Make a Popcorn Ceiling Repair with Just a Putty Knife

By Mark J. Donovan

In this video Mark Donovan of shows how to make a popcorn ceiling patch repair.

Due to an old roof leak that caused water to leak onto the backside of the drywall in our attic a small area of popcorn ceiling loosened and began to flake off in our bathroom. Consequently I needed to make a small popcorn ceiling patch repair.

I first used a putty knife to remove and flake off the loose popcorn ceiling material.

Warning: If your home was built prior to 1979 do not attempt to remove the old popcorn ceiling material without first having the popcorn ceiling material tested for asbestos. Many popcorn ceiling materials made prior to 1979 used asbestos in the binding material. Asbestos can cause various respiratory problems, including lung cancer.

After removing all of the old and loose popcorn ceiling I used my putty knife to apply popcorn ceiling patch and repair material. You can find popcorn ceiling patch and repair material in a variety of popcorn textures, and in various sized containers, at any local home improvement center.

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When applying the popcorn ceiling material make sure not to apply it too thick and don’t spend too much time working it in.

Once the popcorn ceiling patch dries you can elect to paint the ceiling or not. It really depends upon the color of your ceiling. If it is a white ceiling you may be able to avoid having to paint the ceiling.

For information on repairing a large drywall hole, see the “How to Repair a Large Drywall Hole” Ebook from  The “How to Repair a Large Drywall Hole” Ebook provides step-by-step instructions on how to repair your damaged wall so that it looks as good as new.

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