Ceiling Repair

Old 07-07-03, 08:03 AM
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Question Ceiling Repair

Hi all.

We just had some electrical work performed in our kitchen. The electrician removed a box light fixture and installed re-work can lights. The challenge we have is that he had to run the wires several bays over, so there are now several "holes" in the ceiling (popcorn style finished ceiling).
4 of them are rectangular in shape and are approximately 2" wide by 6" long. Each is centered on a joist.
The final one is a circular hole approx 2" diameter in the middle of a bay.

What is the best way to patch these (again, drywall with popcorn texture)?

Thanks for the replies/assistance.
Old 07-07-03, 01:40 PM
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Patch the holes with new drywall. You said they were centered on a stud so you shouldn't need any backing but make sure you screw off the drywall around the patch as well. Now decision time. Do you want the popcorn to stay or go? A lot of people are taking it off. If you want it to stay then scrape off about 12 inches around each patch. Then tape and put 2 coats of mud on each patch making it nice and flat. Then re texture around the patches. You will have to use a spray rig to do this. Don't use the can stuff it doesn't look good. Make sure you spray the areas thouroughly so you can't see through it.

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