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2023-08-09 10:05:52

How to repair popcorn ceiling. Easy! Home Mender.

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Hello , this is Dustin with home and , and today we are going to be , uh , repairing a ceiling , uh , that has popcorn on it .

Uh , it's always a pain in the butt .

Nobody likes popcorn .

But what's worse than popcorn is a bad popcorn repair .

Let's get to it .

As you can see , we already have our patch put up if you need help with that , be sure to watch the home binder wall repair video .

All right .

So we already have our patch put up .

What we're gonna do first is we're gonna scrape the popcorn around the outside of the patch so we can mud it nice and smooth .

So just take it like a wide knife and we're gonna scrape all the popcorn off .

It doesn't have to be perfect .

It just has to have a smooth surface so we can mud over it without being all bumpy .

However , did this patch job .

They've also come another line here .

We're gonna go ahead and tape that just to make sure it doesn't crack .

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After we're done , apply the mesh tape after our mesh tape is on , we're ready to do some mudding .

All right , we're gonna mix up some five minute mud in our mud pan with our mud knife .

Just add water .

We gonna do about the thickness of mayonnaise .

You can also use the green top joint compound that's already premixed to save time .

We like to use the powdered stuff and mix it up ourselves .

After you have your mayonnaise mixed up having to apply it to the joint .

A I like to do one big swoop across instead of just muting the tape on a patch .

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This small , you just wanna go one smooth motion all the way across , cover up any screw holes , make sure you cover all the joint tape .

Still a little bumpy .

But we're gonna work that out with the sandal .

Now that our coats on there , let's throw a fan on it and let that dry .

All right , we've had a fan on it for about 10 minutes .

Not completely dry yet , but it's perfect to do what we're about to do next .

When doing a popcorn repair , you want it all to blend .

So it looks uniform and it's not all humpy at the bottom .

There's nothing worse than a bad patch .

So what I like to do is before it sets all the way .

I just like to take my finger and smooth out the rough edges around the sides and kind of blend it with your finger .

You don't want to take it and put tracks through it , but just enough to take the little bevel down .

Let's go .

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Here we are .

It's looking nice .

Alright , we're gonna give that a few more minutes to dry .

I see a little bit of my mesh tape coming through so I wanna throw another coat on those areas now we're ready for our second coat .

Uh I mixed mine up a little thinner than mayonnaise this time .

I like the second coat to be a little more runnier .

A little more pliable .

We're going to mud those little areas of tape that have come through , barely see them .

And if you notice any little perfections , you can touch those up too .

That's gonna be nice .

OK .

Our patch is up and dry .

It's been about 20 minutes .

It's looking good .

Uh As I said before , make sure you don't have any of those little bumpy ridges around the edge that make things look like a patch .

Now , people believe that popcorn texture covers imperfections .

It does not , it only amplifies them .

So you need at least an a minus repair job before you apply the popcorn .

I wanted to show you the technique before we get the popcorn in here because it can get a little messy .

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Now , what you're gonna do is feather the popcorn texture out around the outer edge of the popcorn .

You're not gonna stay right on the patch .

You're gonna go about six inches past the patch on all sides , help it blend a little bit .

We're gonna use some spray texture out of a can and then we're just gonna fan it back and forth .

Stop , stop .

You may want to cover your floor or tape your plastic all over your walls .

Uh , this is a vacant property and the floor is being changed .

So we're not too worried about it .

We'll just clean up our mess when we're done .

Let's get sprayed .

All right .

So , here's our product available at pretty much any box store , uh , looks like a giant hair mousse can and we're just going to fan it back and forth , create the nice even texture .

That's a good first coat .

It went on pretty nice .

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If your texture is a little thicker or more coarse , you can apply more coats , but you do need to let it dry in between .

All right , our textures on , it's looking pretty awesome .

I'm gonna give you a close up so you can see what it actually looks like .

There we are looking good .

Texture is pretty similar , which is a good reason to fan out past your patch .

All right .

So the patch is complete .

It's looking awesome .

The texture is pretty similar .

You're not gonna notice it .

Of course , that whole ceiling will need to be painted to make everything look uniform .

We didn't get too messy .

Popcorn ceiling looks amazing and you just learn how to do it for yourself .

So for Home Inc , this is Dustin , hope you learned something today and if you did , don't forget to click , subscribe .

Thanks for watching .


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