Touching up and Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling

How to Touch up and Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling

By Mark J. Donovan

Repairing a Drywall crack in the ceiling or re-surfacing a portion of it can be done by any homeowner with little effort. First, with a small trowel scrape away any of the loose ceiling texture material around the crack or affected area.

If there are any small cracks observed, after scraping away the loose texture material, apply a thin layer of Joint Compound. A small trowel will aid in this job. Then let the Joint Compound dry. Then sand lightly.

Next, you will want to apply a Textured Ceiling mix that can be obtained at any Home Improvement store. Sometimes the mix is dry and you simply add it to a container of Ceiling paint. Normally for small jobs

Home Improvement stores sell a pre-mixed paint/textured substance. Simply spread this over the affected area that you have prepared. Once this material had dried, apply a coat or two of paint that matches the rest of the ceiling and you are done.

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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