wavy ceiling line

Old 04-18-08, 03:35 PM
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wavy ceiling line

i would like to try to fix a "wavy line in my ceiling where the slant ceiling meets the flat..the drywall.framing..wasnt put up straight..and with 2 colors the wave is more noticeable. would i be able to repair it with joint compound and make a straight line? ty
Old 04-18-08, 03:52 PM
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Yes, you can probably get a better line if you apply another coat of joint compound, but I swear that's why ceiling moldings were invented!

Here's an excellent tutorial, right here on our site!

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The wavy line is usually caused by either bad framing or a bad drywall hanging job [or a combination of the 2]

I'm sure you can fix it with j/c but it won't be an easy task. Personally when I see a bad angle like that I try to talk the customer into either painting wall and ceiling the same color or make the color change at the lower short wall.
Old 04-18-08, 05:33 PM
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Mark is right, keep the color the same on the slope as on the horizontal ceiling. This is what I recommend all the time to my customers on slopes and sofits..... keep the color the same. Only the large area horizontal surfaces I say keep ceiling white.

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