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Old 04-21-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Almost fell through ceiling repair

I was in the attic and fell between the ceiling joist. Now I have a crack in the ceiling in my daughter's bedroom. The crack is about 10 inches long. It does look like the crack is through the paper on the drywall. Can I fix this just by sanding, mudding and repainting, or should i tape the crack first?
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #2
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Go back into the attic first--Return to the seen of the crime---and lay a piece of plywood over the damaged drywall,

Now--go to your daughters room and add some drywall screws to the damaged drywall.

Now you're ready to mud.

If any paper actually tore or is bulged--knife out the bad paper and use paper tape or mesh.

Mud in the usual way.Blue bucket and a wide blade--very thin coats.---Mike--


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Sorry for my denseness, but what does 'blue bucket' refer to? A brand?
I've got a ceiling repair of my own in the wings.
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If you use mesh tape, setting type compound should be used for at least the first coat. Blue bucket is "lightweight" ready mix compound. I don't use it, but some folks do...
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #5
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Sorry for my denseness, but what does 'blue bucket' refer to? A brand?
I've got a ceiling repair of my own in the wings.
For name recognition, the blue bucket is "Plus 3" ask anyone at your supply store and they will know.
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The blue lid is usually used as a finish or last coat.


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