Ceiling drywall

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Old 01-08-18, 07:43 PM
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Ceiling drywall

Is this acceptable as a professional drywall job?
I hired someone to do the drywall, I primped and painted it. After 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of ceiling paint it still looks like this. what should i do?
 
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What is above the ceiling? another floor or attic? what size drywall was used? was the drywall hung parallel to the joists?
 
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Old 01-09-18, 09:51 AM
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What are we looking for?

BTW, I always do two coats of primer on new drywall if it's an appearance issue, paint, especially if inexpensive, will just soak into a lightly primed piece of drywall.
 
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Old 01-09-18, 03:06 PM
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Hard to tell from the pic but I believe it's were the ceiling is a little wavy which would be a framing issue possibly accented by the drywall hung incorrectly.

I almost always just use 1 coat of primer over new drywall. Better to have 1 coat of primer and 2 finish than the other way around.
 
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Thanks- this is a first floor kitchen, my concern was the seams being visible where the drywall was hung. It was hung parallel with the joists.
 
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Old 01-09-18, 04:35 PM
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Looks more to be an issue with the ceiling joists as opposed to the drywall work itself. Once you fire up the can lights it will be less noticeable. Light shined horizontally across drywall will always show imperfections, but in this case it looks like a proud ceiling joists and not a seam issue.
 
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Old 01-09-18, 05:59 PM
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I dunno...... looks more like a seam issue to me.
Is that a seam at every red arrow ? Looks like 4' wide between arrows.

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Old 01-09-18, 06:28 PM
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Drywall should not be hung with the long side parallel to the joists or wall studs. Hanging the sheet perpendicular and staggering the joints at the mid point serves several purposes. It is more structurally sound and the joints are easier to hide.
Hanging perpendicular is required by code in most cases, not just for looks.
 
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I had a feeling the drywall wasn't hung parallel Not sure there is a lot can be done now short of skim coating the entire ceiling.
Who hung the drywall?
 
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Old 01-10-18, 04:44 AM
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It's probably a combination of both.

(Marksr, you mean perpendicular)
 
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