2 type of repairing holes in swirled ceiling.

2 type of repairing holes in the ceiling.

  • 1. If the hole is small less than 1 1/2″ in diameter do the following:
  • Use a knife of a pick to remove the lose debris from the hole carve out a tapered edge on finished side of the hole this allows the taping compound to lock in place.

    Then Buy some 20 Minute taping compound it will come in a bag, mix it until it is smooth in texture a handle wisp works good for this.
    Use a small putty knife and force the compound into the hole, and cover it with a piece of tape (clear or duct tape) in 20 minutes re move the tape and sand with 150 Grit sand paper until smooth with the ceiling.

    Next we have to match the swirls on the ceiling. They use many different type of implements to put on swirls. A sponge, walls paper brush (4″ x 1″), a rage, and a plastic trawl with custom cuts.

    Try these types on some cardboard for the right look. Now you have mastered the look mix up some regular taping compound (Not fast dry) and swirl the ceiling.

    After drying if needed touch sand and primer paint the patch and finish paint the hole ceiling.

  • 2. If the hole is larger than 1 1/2″ cut out the bad ceiling and install new rock. Scrape the swirling back at lest 16″ from the edges of the patch.
  • Install tape over the edges let dry, float compound over the tape about 1/16″ thick and 12″ wide let dry.

    The next day feather more compound out to the 16″on ether side of the joints let dry, and sand. If it’s not perfect add more compound to the patch and re-sand.

    Always sand with 150 Grit sand paper or finer until smooth with the ceiling. Next we have to match the swirls on the ceiling. They use many different type of implements to put on swirls.

    A sponge, walls paper brush (4″ x 1″), a rage, and a plastic trawl with custom cuts. Try these types on some cardboard for the right look.

    Now you have mastered the look mix up some regular taping compound (Not fast dry) and swirl the ceiling. After drying if needed touch sand and primer paint the patch and finish paint the hole ceiling.

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