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Pil 03-11-2008 10:28 AM

Texture Coming off Drywall Ceiling
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I am so glad I found this web site. It has some super information on it and look forward to learning more here. I also am hoping someone here can help me out. I appreciate your help in advance.

My problem - In April 2006 we had some work done on our house. In the garage we had the popcorn removed and retextured.

The garage ceiling did not start pulling away, or should I say we did not notice it until last spring.

The person who did this also did not do a good job on a couple of other things we hired him for. So, I would certainly not go back to him to repair it.

Okay here are some pictures of our problem. Can you please help me and suggest what to do.

I have no idea what happened here or if it was prepared correctly.

Thank you very much.

KUIPORNG 03-11-2008 10:35 AM

is your garage have temperature extreme ?
like Toronto... when it freeze....

don't know if there is anything to do with this....

Pil 03-11-2008 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by KUI****G (Post 106598)
like Toronto... when it freeze....

don't know if there is anything to do with this....

We live in Texas and it could be the cause but not convinced it would be.

Thank you for responding.

End Grain 03-11-2008 10:47 AM

From what I can tell in the picture, the ceiling drywall was not primed and sealed - correct?

That could be a major part of the problem. Poor adhesion.

KUIPORNG 03-11-2008 10:49 AM

from the picture though, looks like the paper from the drywall come off, if this is the case, it really not because of the workmanship, it probably because of one of these or all of these reasons:

1. the cement is too thick and resulting too much weight.
2. the temperature is too hot causing expansion and causing these.

well this is base on my little knowledge of physics though... not from a professional point of view...

Big Bob 03-11-2008 11:03 AM

Appears to be garage unconditioned space.
also drywall does not appear to be primed.


Scrape all you can off. Area's at tape joints and nail head that have bed coat of joint compound may stick ok.

Be sure ceilng is dry (low humidity) rent a dehu if need be.

Prime ...let it dry well... retexture...

good luck...

PS you may want to paint ceiling after texture to get longer life and it will appear cleaner longer.

slickshift 03-11-2008 04:25 PM

W/o seeing a chip, it's hard to say why it was incorrectly done
Most likely no primer, but could have been failure to clean off sanding dust, incorrect or bad primer (Kilz2), etc...
Regardless, the solution is to take down any/all poorly adhering texture
Scraping and sanding are usually the best way

What you have left will determine the best action
Most likely it will be a coat of penetrating problem solving primer, then texture or skim coat depending on what's left and what you want

AtlanticWBConst. 03-11-2008 04:54 PM

Did you have a roof leak, moisture issue of any kind in or above that area?

Usually, we only see that kind of separation in relation to moisture...

sirwired 03-11-2008 06:39 PM

Wow, that is all kinds of Epic Fail there...

Just looking at your pictures, it looks like the texture is cleanly separating from the drywall underneath. It appears that the drywall facing itself is intact. Unless they used Gardz on this ceiling for no particular reason, that is pretty darn unprimed.

I can't imagine that even the awful Kilz2 is so staggeringly bad that it would cleanly separate from the facing like that.

Scrape, prime with a quality primer, and you should be good to go to re-coat.


joewho 03-12-2008 06:34 PM

Is the whole ceiling like that? Or just that area?

Is there a drywall tape joint under there?

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