Filler on bathroom ceiling?

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Old 03-04-11, 09:55 AM
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Question Filler on bathroom ceiling?

experienced a bit of falking in the corner of the bathroom ceiling, exposing the sheetrock, before i repaint the ceiling so i put some filler up their to even out the ceiling? or just paint and leave a bit of an imperfection?. Trying to get this place ready to be sold.
 
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Old 03-04-11, 02:05 PM
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First you need to make sure all the failing paint is removed. Scraping and sanding should take care of that. Then apply a thin coat of joint compound over the affected area[s] sand and prime and you should be ready for paint
 
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Old 03-06-11, 10:17 AM
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Question Same as drywall compound?

is in the same as drywall compound or wall grout? or can that be used? just happen to have that onhand.
 
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Old 03-06-11, 10:42 AM
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Drywall compound is a slang term for j/c. The ready mix form comes in buckets [boxes in selected areas] A setting compound [like durabond] comes in powder form and has to be mixed with water. I've never heard of j/c being called 'wall grout' Grout is what a tile setter uses to fill the gaps between tiles. I think there is also a form of grout used in the concrete industry.

Exactly what does it say on your bucket?
 
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Unhappy wall grout

hmm its pounded but says wall grout, i guess this must have be used for tile at some point. guess i need to go buy some drywall compound.
 
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Don't worry, joint compound is cheap

BTW, just to further confuse you, it's also called mud
 
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When adding filler on your ceiling make sure to brush the affected area/crack and get all the loose stuff out. You can use a paintbrush in doing it.
 
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