Repair Ceiling After Removing Wall - Remodeling - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 01-07-2014, 08:26 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Repair ceiling after removing wall


Hello, I'm looking for a way to patch the ceiling after removing the wall partitions of a former closet. I am expanding the entire small bedroom into a walk in closet.
Of course, the original ceiling is popcorn and has been painted.
Is there a product to cover the entire ceiling rather than scraping or replacing with sheet rock?
I have only 90 inches in height so I would rather not use a suspended system.
Thank you!
karenfritzohare is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-07-2014, 02:11 PM   #2
journeyman carpenter
 
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 3,480
Rewards Points: 1,578
Default


knock down the high spots on the stucco ceiling then go right over top of it witih 1/4" drywall.. much faster than trying to scrape down the entire ceiling which will more than likely need to be skimmed anyway. we do it all the time with homes such as this
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to woodworkbykirk For This Useful Post:
Windows on Wash (01-07-2014)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-07-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 76
Rewards Points: 118
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk View Post
knock down the high spots on the stucco ceiling then go right over top of it witih 1/4" drywall.. much faster than trying to scrape down the entire ceiling which will more than likely need to be skimmed anyway. we do it all the time with homes such as this
Bingo. Just did that in my kitchen. While the ceiling is trashed, its a good time add any overhead lighting, etc.
chrisb75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-18-2014, 01:07 PM   #4
Professional
 
TotalHomeworx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 70
Rewards Points: 75
Default


If you want to keep the look of popcorn then I would patch and respray just the area and paint the entire ceiling. You will have to scrape about a foot off on either side to patch in the new drywall and prime it. Use thumb tacks and hang plastic where the popcorn starts all around the patch to the floor. Rent a texture sprayer and give it a go. add more spray if its too thin or scrape it off right away if its too thick. Let it dry and paint.

If you want a flat or different texture then you will have to scrape it off/ sand/skin/sand/prime and paint or put up the 1/4" drywall and finish that.
TotalHomeworx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2014, 02:29 PM   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default


Thanks all.
All of these answers seem to be very labor intensive. I was hoping to find some sort of easy solution...life the old tin ceilings.
I may just frame this out in pine and paint it to match the other wood work.
Guess it may become a "design element"!!
Thanks again.
karenfritzohare is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wall - LOAD BEARING: How to Move? user49172 Building & Construction 6 05-19-2017 04:53 PM
Removing a Load Bearing Wall iengrave Building & Construction 17 08-10-2012 04:55 PM
Removing curtain track in ceiling and repair elllie General DIY Discussions 3 04-25-2010 03:45 PM
Popcorn Ceiling Repair CecszaR Painting 7 08-28-2009 03:37 AM
Wall to ceiling fw2007 Electrical 4 03-31-2008 06:18 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts