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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .