A leaking roof can cause serious problems not only to the structure and look of the house but also to the health of the house occupants. It is extremely important to treat the leaking roof in a timely manner so that you may not have to spend thousands of dollars in the end for its repairs.
Ceilings are even harder to repair after the water damage has been done to them, especially the textured ceilings like the popcorn ones or wallpapered one. Popcorn ceilings are tough to repair after water damage mainly because of their unique style and texture. You should consider calling in a professional in dealing with water damaged popcorn ceiling. But if you are more of a do it yourself type of person, here is a quick guide on how you can repair it at home.
Steps for Repairing Water Damaged Popcorn Ceiling:
Below are listed the steps that you need to follow to repair popcorn ceiling water damage:
Treat the Source of Water
It is useless to deal with the water damage on the popcorn ceiling unless the source of water has been treated. Look into the problem first and find the source from where the water is coming to the ceiling. It may be a leaking roof or a leaking pipe, repair it in a timely manner so that your whole ceiling may not get rotten away by this water damage. After treating the source of water you can then try to perform the repairs on the water damaged popcorn ceiling of your house.
Scrape Off the Water Damaged Portion of the Popcorn Ceiling
In order to perform the repairs, you may need to scrape off the water damaged portion of the popcorn ceiling. Wear a protective gear so that you do not inhale the toxic substances while performing the task. Use a scraper to scrape the damaged part of the ceiling until you can see the drywall.
Paint the Drywall
Once you see the drywall after scraping off the water damaged popcorn ceiling, you may need to paint it as it may also have a visible water stain on it. You can use a product named KILZ and paint the drywall with it. Try to match with the surroundings so that your damaged portion may not look different than the rest.
Patch the Area
Now you can simply use a popcorn ceiling patch material to patch the damaged area. Make sure to apply the material by keeping the thickness and texture of the surrounding area into notice so that you can match with it. You can use a Spray texture Touch-up Kit to do the patching as it is the easiest way to perform the task. Let it dry completely.
Paint the Ceiling
After the patch is completely dry and somewhat matches to the rest of the ceiling, use the same color of paint which is applied to the rest of the ceiling to paint the patch as well. If the paint doesn’t look the same, you can repaint the whole ceiling as well.