Had to cut hole in textured ceiling


Old 09-20-13, 08:43 AM
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Question Had to cut hole in textured ceiling

I hired a plumber to repair a broken line in between the first floor laundry and the second floor bathroom. He had to cut a hole in the ceiling as I expected. How can this be patched and invisible? this is a lowered section of ceiling and is only about 10-15 square feet. Is the best option to sand all the texture off and just redo it or can it be blended in? If you stood under the section of ceiling and looked up it loks like the picture. Thanks.

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Old 09-20-13, 08:59 AM
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Just out of curiosity, did they happen to save the piece that they cut out? If it didn't get destroyed when it got cut out, there is a possibility of being able to put it back up again by scabbing some scrap wood above the remaining drywall with some of the wood overlapping into the hole and screwing the cutout piece back in place.

Just a thought. That way all you'd have to do is repair the seams and screw holes.

I've managed to do this with success in the past.
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What type of texture is it? Swirl, stomp, knockdown, popcorn or orange peel?
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Texture can almost always be blended in but isn't necessarily as easy as just throwing some texture over the repair. Different types of texture may require different methods to make the texture blend. Odds are the whole ceiling will need to be repainted afterwards.
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I do have the original piece it was not destroyed, I believe it is swirl texture, Ill have to grap a pic of it later. Thanks for the input.
Old 09-21-13, 01:30 PM
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.. Having the saved piece, you can put that back in place as Wildbill mentions. That would be the route to take..

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