How can I repair a damaged stipple ceiling?

A stipple ceiling, sometimes called a popcorn ceiling, may need repairs due to flaking and peeling or drying out. This is relatively easy to do.

  • A stipple ceiling can be repaired by dabbing on drywall compound in the same pattern as the stippling. Most people have a container of this around the house, so you won't need to buy more.
  • Stipple repair can also be purchased at paint centers and home improvement stores. It is in aerosol cans and can be applied by holding the can vertical to the ceiling and pressing the nozzle. This is very quick to do and gives a good result for the do-it-yourselfer.