WATER DAMAGED CEILING?
Upstairs plumbing problems can wreak havoc on your ceilings. Depending on the extent of the damage,our improvement professionals can replace wet or damaged gyprock before it gets worse. Our team can also repair cracks, holes, and other damage to your home
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REPAIR A CEILING?
The repair cost will vary based on the extent of the damage and the area in which you live. For example, small holes or cracks will be relatively easy to fix compared to extensive water damage. If you have a decorative ceiling with cornices and crown molding, repairs will likely cost a little more.
HOW DO YOU REPAIR A CEILING?
The best way to repair a ceiling depends on the type and extent of the damage. Repairing a small hole or crack requires a different level of skill and tools than repairs that are the result of extensive water damage. The ceiling type and whether it includes decorative moldings and cornices that also need to be repaired or replaced will also factor into how the repairs are done and what is required to complete them.
For example, fixing cracks in a ceiling takes a few steps. First, sand any loose paint and drywall, then apply mesh tape over the crack. Once the mesh tape is in place, spread joint compound over the tape and smooth it out. Once the compound is dry, additional sanding (and painting, if needed) will be required to smooth out the repair. For large holes, you’ll need to cut out the damaged section and apply a patch piece. Depending on the size of the section, this may be a two-person job. Once the new section is in place, cover the hole with mesh tape and joint compound, and repeat the sanding/painting process.
Most homeowners can manage minor ceiling repairs, but a professional should tackle the bigger repair jobs. For expert ceiling repair, reach out to our team for reliable ceiling repairs.
WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST WAY TO FIX A CEILING?
The cost of fixing a ceiling depends on the damage. For minor issues such as small cracks and holes, a spot repair using mesh tape and joint compound will be the most cost-effective repair. For more extensive damage, like excessive water damage or a partial ceiling collapse, replacing the whole ceiling with new drywall can often be more cost-effective. In this type of repair, it’s best to remove the existing ceiling and replace it with new material to eliminate the risk of mold growth. In this case, rely on our ceiling repair experts at Premier Services Australia.