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Repair Ceiling????

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04-18-06, 12:45 PM   #1  
Repair Ceiling????

I am renovating a home I just bought, someone fell through the ceiling and a repair job was done and it looks like crap to say the least. I would like to know the best way to go about making it look better. Can I sand it back down to the drywall and try to match the rest of the ceiling or should I tear it down (drywall and joint compound) and start over. I have already bought the stifle brush to repair the ceiling in the living room and it does not look to bad. I am kind of new to repairing ceilings. ANY HELP would be greatly appreciated, THANKS

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04-18-06, 01:02 PM   #2  
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First we need to know why the repair looks bad. Is it lower than the rest of the ceiling? Or is it just poorly finished? textured?

You can use a straight edge to see how the repair lines up with the rest of the ceiling. Most often bad repairs are poorly finished and/or textured. You can sand down joint compound and texture but don't sand the drywall it self.

Often all bad repairs need is to skim coat with j/c and then correctly texture.

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