Isn’t it an eyesore when you see a lot of dark – and sometimes even moldy – patches on our once immaculately white ceiling? If you feel the same way, Plaster Ceiling Malaysia is here to help you with your plaster ceiling repair at such an affordable rate.
However, if you do not have a budget for it just yet and you prefer to try your own plaster ceiling repair skills, you can take a good look at these ways that you can repair your sagging and wilting ceilings:
If there is only a slight damage
If there is only a slight damage on the ceiling, the best and most practical thing you can do for plaster ceiling repair is to reattach the plasterboard back to its place. The main difference this time is that instead of using a small-headed nail, you need to use a galvanized nail so you can get more leverage. You can also use a screw, but you will need to add a plate washer to it.
If the damage is huge
If the damage is huge, it will be an easier part of your plaster ceiling repair if you simply pull the whole damaged plaster off and replace it with a fresh coat of plaster. If that seems to be a lot of messy work for you, you can choose to shield it with a wallboard. A damage is considered huge already when the plaster is sagging inches away from the base.
If the ceiling is cracked
If the ceiling is cracked, you can patch it up as long as there is no discoloration on the damaged areas. The rule of thumb is that the crack should be no more than ¼ inch in width.
If there are holes in the plaster
If there are holes in the plaster, a great plaster ceiling repair technique is to brush away dust and plaster debris thoroughly before you even try to fix it up. If the lath behind the plaster is still stable, you are good to start applying the first coat – the “scratch” coat – on the hole, and then you can go on until you reach the final coat. However, if the lath is not there anymore or it is ruined, you can replace it by cutting pieces of metal mesh that can fit the damaged area.
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