Today were going to be doing something that scares a lot of people. We’re going to be. … crack in the ceiling seem is coming down but these aren’t as hard as they seem. Looks like we got a little joint here we’re going to get this buttoned up. I’m going to show you how. Let’s get to it. So the first thing we’re going to do is scrape down the loose texture looks like we’ve got… It’s just coming apart here. You just keep going. Once we get all of our loose stuff off we’re going to take some mesh tape fiberglass. And we’re going to tape the seam. Now this is self adhesive so it’s going to save you a step. Between using this or the paper tape now I’m going to try to get this tape right along the same seem as I had before because it’s just going to cover better, it’s going to hide better. Looking good. Now we are going to mix up some easy sand. Five minute mud.
I’m just gonna go with about this much. And you’re going to want to add water to this mix it up to about the consistency of mayo. Nice gentle swirl into you can start controlling it in the pan otherwise it’s going to slosh out. And try to get all the powder packets out. Make it nice and smooth you go to work quick you only have five minutes before it hardens. Nice smooth coat over the whole thing all One Direction a nice smooth coat. Then you can go to angle your knife to the ceiling on either side like so to kind of close off that lip.
Get all the tape covered. That’s a good first coat we’re gonna let that sit. It’s been about 30 minutes. Looking good. Looking pretty dry. I’m going to go ahead and give it a light sand. I’m just knocking down where the edge of my mud line and the edge of my mud line over here uh where it’s a little thicker and feathering it into the ceiling. All right. It’s looking good. I’m gonna mix up a little more five a little thinner than mayonnaise this time about sour cream and we’re going to put a light skim on it to cover up the little ripples of the tape. Everything else looks like it’s blended well so I think it’s going to tie in nice. Let’s just do one more smooth coat to cover the tape. All right looking good. We’re going to give that another 30. We will be ready to paint. Looking awesome. Now we’ve got our color matched ceiling paint.
This is out of the same can as the ceiling was painted with. I would suggest you not color matching a ceiling paint. There’s million different whites. More than likely you’re going to have to paint the whole ceiling. This one came out of the same can so we are good to go. So that’s it. We just rocked that ceiling seam repair and now it’s like it never happened.
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