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options for moped ceiling

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 What are my options?

I have a moped ceiling that needs repair. there are at least 3 cracks that outline the drywall sheets, and a couple radiating from corners. The previous owner made a repair and it is so noticeable. The ceiling is also painted a high gloss. This is in a great room in the main living area so anything I do will be seen.

I would prefer smooth ceilings.The area is about 1,000 sq ft. so what are my options.

I assume you mean a sloped (post #207141, reply #1 of 5)

I assume you mean a sloped ceiling? The drywall may need to be re-fastened with screws, the tape removed and re-installed with

bag mix and mesh tape and then all the seams floated out far enough to look flat. A good coat of primer and a top coat of flat paint

make it look good again.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 40 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

But how do you get the mo-ped (post #207141, reply #2 of 5)

But how do you get the mo-ped to stay up there?


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

I'm thinking this might be (post #207141, reply #3 of 5)

I'm thinking this might be what's in order:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ERxQcEQ8V0


I love the couches & coolers & stuff. Might work well in a ceiling!

;-0

options for mopped ceiling (post #207141, reply #4 of 5)

sorry it is mopped. meaning the final surface was placed using some kind of a mop, leaving a large daisy like design. It is not like the popcorn where you can wet and scrape but it is very textured.

And you want that made (post #207141, reply #5 of 5)

And you want that made smooth?  Well, likely you'd have to skim-coat the entire thing (after making repairs).

(Scott, it's not surprising to note the beer cans laying on the ground.)


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville