Hiding drywall defects with paint

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Old 08-17-06, 11:01 AM
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Hiding drywall defects with paint

The sheetrock ceiling in my garage is not in the best of shape. You can see where the joints were taped and nailed in some spots, and it has a fair amount of defects and waves. It is painted white but really needs a repaint.

I was hoping a repaint will disguise some of these blemishes. Any type or color paint that would be best for this application? Light vs dark, gloss vs flat??

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Paint isn't good at hiding defects and some colors and sheens will actually make them more obvious. Best bet is to get out the joint compound and fix them first.
 
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I agree, joint compound is easy to work with so no good reason not to fix it. Flat paint will show less defects than a gloss, texturing can also hide defects.
 
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Paint covers, but it don't fill!
 
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Flat and light colors will show minor blems less than gloss and/or dark
No paint will disguise "You can see where the joints were taped and nailed in some spots, and it has a fair amount of defects and waves. "
 

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Thanks for the replys. I guess I have to start spackeling.
 
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Just to be sure, this is a job for joint compound, not spackle.
 
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Texture it, popcorn, stiple, orange peel, whatever. That will cover any defects (and is IMO, why texturing is so popular these days).
 
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Yeah, I am not so sure how to texture, but I guess I can hire someone to do it.

What is the difference in spackle and joint compound?
 
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Joint compound is also called mud and is what is used on seams and joints in dywall. It's typically sold in 4.5 gallon buckets. Spackle is a much drier and stiffer product meant for small drywall repairs and is typically sold in 8 or 16 ounce containers. What you're doing calls for mud. Hit your local home inmprovement store and you'll be able to see both of them to see the difference.
 
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