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CEILING PROBLEMS AND REPAIRS

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Nowadays to repair our ceiling problems causing by heavy moisture, cracks and leaking of water is now so easy Just follow the steps and procedure below.

PROBLEM #1 : CRACKS

CAUSES:

  1. Heavy moisture, cold & cold weather, and the ground on which the home is built
  2. Heavy loads placed
  3. Improperly constructed foundations

SOLUTION #1 : Patching the ceiling with a gypsum putty
MATERIALS:
1. 2” Gypsum tape
2. Flat Latex Paint
3. Joint Compound
4. Gypsum putty

TOOLS:
1. Safety glasses
2. Paint brush
3. Scrapper
4. Double sided sponge
5. Stepladders
6. Sand paper
REPAIR PROCEDURES:
1. Application of joint compound to the cracked ceiling
a. Locate the crack and clean the area by scraping the stain, dirt and old texture of the               ceiling.
b. Widen the crack using scrapper just to adhere the joint compound.
c. Apply the compound, forcing it into the crack and flatting it out using scraper.
2. Patching the ceiling with a gypsum putty
a. Stir the gypsum putty until creamy, smooth consistency is attained.
(Note: Do not add water to avoid cracking and excessive shrinkage.)
b. Apply a uniform layer, 4″ wide, of putty to the cracks (see Fig. 1.01).
c. Center tape over the joint and press firmly into place with the knife (see Fig. 1.02).
d. Remove excess putty, leaving a sufficient amount under tape for adhesion to wallboard.
(Note: Let joint dry for 24 hours.)
e. First finish coat: Apply a thin coat of putty and feather out 3″ to 4″ on each side of the           tape. (Note: Let putty dry thoroughly approximately 24 hours).
f. Second finish coat: Apply a second thin coat, feathering out 8″ to 10″ on each side of the       tape. (Note: Let putty dry thoroughly approximately 24 hours). — see Fig. 1.03
3. Sand compound with a fine grit sandpaper to remove imperfections and blend with
existing surface.

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