I have been in my home that we had built for 10 years now. All of our ceilings were finished poorly. I have been told by a couple dry wall people that the final skim coat was never applied to the taped joints. when you look up, especially on our high ceilings (of which we have 3) you can see the outline of all the joints. Our celiling were skim coated (I believe that is the term) where they applied the mud and then took a squeegy and pulled it along. I realize that my term (skim coat) may not be right, but I think you understand. My ceilings are not smooth finished, they have a mild texture. When I asked my builder about it he basically told me not to worry, no one would notice, and that it would be too messy to try and fix. The 2 dry wall men I alluded to earlier told me that the ceilings would have to be sanded down and the joints would have to receive the final coat that they should have received the first time and then be re- skimmed for the texture. My question is: is there any easier way to make this look better without going through all the mess and work? Would it be possible to use a textured wallpaper on the ceiling to hide the shoddy tape joints? Any help would be appreciated!
I do not think a photo would help, it is exactly how you would think it would look...every joint is visible.