Stucco Ceiling Repair
We had to cut out a piece of stucco in our ceiling due to a water leak from a shower stall above. Can anyone recommend a good contractor for this repair?
Oct 12th, 2007 12:40 pm
Oct 12th, 2007 12:48 pm
How big of an area are we talking about. If its small enough you can easily do it yourself by replacing the drywall and I beleive you can buy the stucco in aerosol cans for patchwork. I would just make sure that you tape around the area and use a plastic sheet on the ceiling with one side open to capture the overspray.
Oct 12th, 2007 12:51 pm
Oct 12th, 2007 1:22 pm
I did this repair myself last year and I am no handy man. I took a picture of the hole in our ceiling (it was aprox 2ft x 2ft) and took this with me to home depot and they helped me out.
Oct 12th, 2007 1:41 pm
Oct 13th, 2007 9:53 pm
Nov 7th, 2007 10:39 am
Thanks!! I just called you a few minutes ago... will let you know as soon as the shower repair is done so that you can fix my ceiling..venice_it wrote: ↑Oct 12th, 2007 1:41 pmI do a lot of these repairs. You will not be able to match it properly unless you use the proper equipment to spray the stucco on the ceiling.
The stucco can be matched usually, but depending on the age of the ceiling, the existing stucco is usually discoloured and the new stucco bright white in the area of the patch. You may need to paint the entire ceiling afterwards for the colour to be uniform.
If the ceiling is relatively small and has never been painted, the stucco on the entire ceiling could be removed, the damage repaired, the entire ceiling painted and then re-stuccoed. This route guarantees a perfect finish but obviously requires more work.
The biggest mistake people make, aside from putting too much product on using a sponge, is not doing the patch properly. You must remove about 10 inches of stucco around the patch and do the taping properly so the area is smooth and level.
A lot of people do a poor job of the repair and it creates problems when people try to sell their home.
You can check out my website at www.randydrywall.com
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