Cracked Ceilings Repair
There is nothing worse than lying down to go to sleep at night and noticing a giant crack directly through the middle of your ceiling. This issue isn’t just isolated to the bedroom though, cracked ceilings can occur anywhere on your property. Rather than do it by yourself, it’s better to call in professional ceiling repair in Perth every time you find a crack.
We are experts at what we do and will endeavour to have your ceiling fixed for you very quickly. We take great pride in our professionalism and will always show you courtesy and respect while we’re in your home. Aside from crack repairs, we can also help with mould removal, repairing water damage, renovations and more. When you’re in need of ceiling repairs in Perth, get in touch with us first. We’ll be happy to discuss our services with you in greater detail and assist you in making an educated choice.
But if you’d rather do the ceiling repairs by yourself, below is a list of things you will need to do the job right. Make sure you adhere to safety measures first.
Measure 1 – Widen the Crack
Even though it may seem counterintuitive to make the crack larger, you want to ensure that there is enough of a gap for your joint compound to get inside and stick to the sides. Use a scraper or other narrow instrument to slowly make the gap a bit wider.
Step 2 – Apply Drywall Mud
Next, employ a single strip of mesh drywall tape over the entire length of the crack. You can then use the joint compound – more commonly known as asphalt sand – over the tape. Be sure to work it through the net so that it gets all of the way into the crack.
Step 3 – Smooth It On
Use a double-sided sponge to smooth over the finished surface. Use the tough side initially to get rid of any big lumps. Once that is completed, use the smooth side to get the repair even with the rest of the ceiling.
Step 4 – Sand and Paint
The last step is to sand some rough areas so that the surface is smooth. Finally, paint over the former crack to match the color to the rest of your ceiling.