Best and easiest way to smoothen this ceiling?


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Old 06-14-22, 04:19 PM
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Best and easiest way to smoothen this ceiling?

My ceiling has these ugly grooves between each ceiling board. I was thinking of using a ''hole filler'' product to just put in between the grooves, the same stuff i used to fill holes in my concrete walls that dried up really hard and solid. However i'm not sure if that would work. Nor do i know if it would actually stick to the ceiling since gravity will be pulling it down.

I also don't know if the hole filler i used is the same as what people call ''mud'' that i've seen in youtube videos. I'm a complete beginner to this kind of stuff so i hope you can help me in the right direction. Thank you.

 

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06-15-22, 04:46 AM
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Personally, I'd just deal with it until your ready for more work than "Best and easiest...". There isn't much that will stick reliably to that ceiling especially after painting and years of dirt. When you really want a smooth ceiling I would consider sheetrocking over what you have now.
 
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Old 06-14-22, 04:25 PM
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I think the first question on every bodies mind, what is that ceiling made from?



 
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No idea what it's made of. I don't think it's made of wood. Maybe some cheap type of dry wall material? Not sure how i can find out either.
 
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It kind of looks like paneling, mud doesn't have a great track record adhering long term to wood because it expands/contracts with temp/humidity changes. Is there an attic above the ceiling? can you remove a light fixture to see what the ceiling is made of?

The grooves often look better as is than a poor job of filling them.
 
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Personally, I'd just deal with it until your ready for more work than "Best and easiest...". There isn't much that will stick reliably to that ceiling especially after painting and years of dirt. When you really want a smooth ceiling I would consider sheetrocking over what you have now.
 
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To Marksr and Pilot Dane, there's no attic above. Unfortunately i can't see what it is made of.
That's a good point about it not looking good if done poorly. I thought if all it took was to smear some filler between the groves, sand it and paint over it, then it would look smooth and it wouldn't be difficult. But if that doesn't work, then i think i'll just leave it as be. I appreciate the support.

Thank you everyone!
 
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Old 06-15-22, 02:06 PM
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Cant really tell what the entire ceiling looks like, maybe keep it. Have spent a lot of time and money through the house over the years adding planking to get rid of the smooth ceiling.

Detail is good!
 
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