I have a home built on west coast (built 1980) and had a water pipe leak in the attic. The insurance remediation company pulled the ceiling and dryed all walls and ceiling. The leak is repaired and I am going to repair the approx. 6' X12' hole in the dining room ceiling.
Problem---- after looking at the wall thickness and type, I notice that the builder used 1/2" drywall screwed to the joists and floated plaster (grey color) ranging from 1/2" to 1/4" in thickness over the drywall.
How is the best way to repair this? Can I use 5/8" drywall and float the rest to match the existing ceiling? Or go with what the builder used? What is the best product to float/skim coat the ceiling to match?
Thanks in advance!