Water Damage Repair

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Old 08-29-17, 07:01 PM
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Water Damage Repair

Hi All,

When I came home today I walked into the house to have water dripping on my head. Yay.

The tank on the upstairs toilet cracked. Strange, since it hasn't been used in a few years. Anyway, I got the water turned off and cleaned up but on the main floor I have some damage on the ceiling. Just wondering how you would go about fixing something like this?

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Old 08-30-17, 03:27 AM
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First thing you need to do is pop those bubbles to let the water out. Any loose texture/paint will need to be scraped off. Once the drywall has dried out [assuming it doesn't stay soft] you'd mud as needed, texture, coat with an oil base primer [to seal any stains] and paint.
 
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Old 08-30-17, 05:09 AM
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That knock down texture will be difficult to match with your repair. It looks like this might be a hallway. You could consider updating that hall to having a smooth ceiling.
 
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Old 08-30-17, 08:58 AM
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Funny, that's exactly how saw I this going. Thanks!

Its hard to see but I already popped the bubbles and I'm letting things dry out before going further.

As for the texture, yes, I've run into the problem of matching it before.

Thanks guys!
 
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