Options for old ceiling cover-up


Old 01-03-06, 01:02 PM
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Options for old ceiling cover-up

We just ripped down a suspended ceiling in our kitchen to reveal a textured ceiling which appears to be drywall. It has several lines that look to be sagging a bit and appear to be joints, but it also flexes very easily. Could this be some sort of "thin" sheetrock?

Anyways - I am looking for ways to cover it up that might hide those imperfections. We planned on texturizing the walls with joint compound, but I wondered how that would look on the ceiling too.

Any other relatively inexpensive options?

Thanks all!
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Old 01-03-06, 01:58 PM
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Welcome to the forums sassy

Ceilings are often textured so that should look fine. The big concern is how well the drywall is attached to the ceiling rafters. Ceilings are almost always 1/2" or 5/8" rock. Sheetrock also comes in 1/4" and 3/8" although it is doubtful any one would use that on a ceiling.

I would see if rescrewwing the ceiling will pull it tight. You may need to push/prop the ceiling while securing it to the rafters. If this doesn't help you may need to replace the ceiling [unless the waves don't bother you]

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