Ceiling Repair

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Old 05-28-16, 03:51 AM
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Ceiling Repair

Hello,

I am currently doing some repairs and whereas the wall repair and painting is something that I am used to, the ceiling is abit of a mystery. Can someone please shed some light on the way to seal the wholes and the missing sections (pictures attached)?

Any help will be appreciated.

P.S its my first post on this forum, so just incase I also provided the links to the dropbox folder where the images are stored

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Old 05-28-16, 04:15 AM
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Welcome to the forums Ivan!

It appears you have a plaster veneer. You'll need to scrape off the loose plaster first [don't get too aggressive or it will all come off] Then you need to apply joint compound or plaster [j/c is more diy friendly] to build it back up level. 2 coats rather than 1 thick coat may be easier.
 
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Old 05-28-16, 04:50 AM
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Wow, Mark, Thank You for the very quick reply and the welcome. I do have a question though, the layer of plaster veneer is about 3-4 mm, so can I build that up by putting two layers of j/c, or is there a layer of something else(some board or something) that I have to attach to the ceiling first with the finish of plaster on top?

Excuse my lack of knowledge (and experience plaster work), but somehow the 3-4 mm layer seems very thick to just fill with compound

Also, afterwards, do I just sand the surface with 240 grain sandpaper and paint over it to give it a nice uniform look? or you would advise some other kung fu magic to make it look great?
 
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Old 05-28-16, 05:04 AM
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I'm not well versed in the metric system

I normally make plaster repairs with Durabond but it's not as diy friendly as regular ready mix j/c. While a setting compound like Durabond can be applied thickly, j/c can't although it looks like 2 coats would be ok [if not apply 3]

240 grit is too fine! Normally joint compound is sanded with 80-120 grit. Primer and paint will fill in any sanding scratches left by 80 grit. Using a sanding pole will keep the paper flat and make sanding easier. I prefer to use sanding screens instead of sandpaper as it takes longer to plug it up. Another option is to use a wet/damp sponge to smooth out the j/c but the j/c must be applied expertly first for that option to work well.
 
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