Repairing a popcorn ceiling may seem like a job for the professionals, but it doesn’t have to be. How you fix popcorn ceilings really does depend on the size of the damaged area. DIY popcorn ceiling repair might only require a can of aerosol spray, of course it might require a bit of elbow grease and some drywall if the damaged area is larger than a dinner plate. Still, drywall repair and popcorn coatings can be done by almost anyone with a tall enough ladder.
Use some sand paper to rough the area where the paper will touch. Clean it thoroughly and make sure it’s dry. Put mud on the underside of the paper, and push it into the ceiling (sorry no pictures, I was too in-the-moment). Using a small drywall knife, apply pressure from the center out and squeeze excess mud out so the patch is tight. Sand the patched areas smooth, using a fine-grit sanding pad. Remove the sanding dust with a whisk broom. Wipe the walls with a clean, damp cloth to remove residual dust.
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This project is still in progress. I fit it in between getting the kids to school, making dinner, coaching volleyball, getting the kids to their practices, you know all the normal mom stuff. It started with a couch slip cover and morphed into fireplace demolition, dry wall repair, carpet removal, concrete floor painting, and new wall paint. It was the early days, I was trying to texture my mums bathroom, but not having much luck. She told me to go see her brother, Uncle Paddy. Let the patched area dry thoroughly before applying additional coats or sanding. Never apply a second layer of joint compound if the first has not thoroughly dried.
As noted above, finished flooring needs to be covered; you absolutely will drip joint compound and while it is water soluble and not difficult to remove, you will probably drip a lot of it. Do not try to pick up and re-use such drippings as they will always contain foreign material that will show up on the finished wall. Just dispose of it. Use a pair of C-clamps to fasten the backing board to the surrounding drywall. Some adhesive should squeeze from the joint to indicate a secure bond. Very good information on drywall repair. If the hole is small enough, those repair kits that the big box store sells will work fine.