Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair-Knockdown Texture Sponge

In this video blog I’ll be demonstrating how to apply an all purpose joint compound with my Knockdown Texture Sponge on a vaulted ceiling repair. The ceiling repair is the entire 36′ paper tape joint right at the vault of the open plan ceiling.

Over time a lot of homes vaulted tape joints end up separating due to a few different factors:

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair Texture Sponge

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair

1) These type of ceilings are exposed to excessive heat because of how close the vaulted ceiling is to the actual roof.
2) Sometimes when the drywall was installed at the vaulted ceiling the drywall hangers leave to big of a gap at the vault.
3) Another common mistake during the construction phase of when the drywall ceiling was initially installed without using the correct amount of fasteners which lead to the ceiling sagging over time and popping the tape joint at the vaulted ceiling.
4) Other times there is no framing member to attach to at the top section of the vaulted ceiling.

These are just a few of the reason why a vaulted ceilings tape joints fail.

After applying a Straight Flex specialty tape for a nice crisp line along the vault and three coats of mud and a little fine sanding, it was time to use the knockdown texture sponge to blend the existing knockdown texture on this vaulted ceiling repair.

I must say this knockdown texture sponge works great for matching and blending the knockdown texture. I’ve been using one for a several years now and they work great for tape joint repairs and small drywall repairs.

Whether you’re doing drywall repairs on the wall drywall or plaster ceiling repairs you can match your existing knockdown texture with the new knockdown texture Sponge by: Paul Peck

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I’ve found in my over 20 years in business as a drywall contractor and painting contractor, that using my knockdown sponge texturing technique along with my knockdown texture sponge. I can match most knockdown textures on wall and ceiling repairs that also need knockdown texture patch matched to an existing texture.

Knockdown repair tools you will need to match your knockdown texture on your vaulted ceiling:

  • 1) My Knockdown Texture Sponge
  • 2) All purpose joint compound
  • 3) Drywall Mud pan drywall Hauk
  • 4) 6″ and 12″ Taping knife or lexan knockdown paddle

  • How to skim coat using the paint roller trick

    In this Blog video two part series I’ll show you how to do the first coat and second skim coats on a wall to get rid of an ugly poorly done knockdown texture. This how to skim coat trick is a great way for anyone from DIYers to contractors to apply a skim coat to drywall and plaster walls or ceilings.

    Skim Coating to get rid of ugly texture

    I’ll be using the paint roller method with a 1 1/4″ roller nap (cover) and I thinned down the all purpose joint compound with water.

    How to skim coat dtywall with the paint roller method

    How to skim coat dtywall with the paint roller method

    For skimming I’m using a 14″ drywall taping knife and mud pan to smooth out the mud that was applied.

    Skimming out the rolled on mud with a 14" drywall taping knife

    Skimming out the rolled on mud with a 14″ drywall taping knife

    How to skim coat- Paint roller trick on Youtube (Part 1)

    How to skim coat- Paint roller trick (Part 2)

    This How to Skim Coat Trick is a must when skim coating walls and ceilings for DIY’ers!

    Once the first skim coat is complete, let the joint compound dry for 24 hours. Day 2- scape any high spots with your 6″ drywall knife and then apply another skim coat to the area. This skim coat will be much easier and smoother than the first skim coat and it will also dry a lot faster too.

    Once the second coat is dry:
    1) Sand entire wall with 100 grit sandpaper
    2) Remove sanding dust from walls by using a half of a bucket of water and a yellow grout sponge rinsing the sponge often in the bucket of water.
    3) Prime with a quality latex acrylic primer.
    4) Paint on two coats of a quality paint and you’re done!

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    Comments from: Paul Peck- Owner at Peck Drywall and Painting

    In Conclusion: I highly recommend this skim coating with the paint roller trick to any contractors or even Do it Yourself’ers for covering up an ugly texture, looking for a smoother finish on their drywall or plaster walls and ceilings, or even after removing wallpaper!

    I think this how to skim coat trick saved me several hours of work by not having to take the extra time to try and keep the mud thickness as consistent as possible which means less sanding and mudding.

    Tip: If you’re trying to cover up a knockdown or skip trowel texture, be sure to use at least a 1″ to 1 1/4″ roller cover when applying the first skim coat. Then a 3/4″ nap will work fine for the second skim coat of all purpose joint compound to the wall or ceiling or skim coating.

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    Good luck with your skim coating project! -Paul

    Checkout one of my latest videos below:

    In this video tutorial I’m going to show you how to apply a skim coat to your walls for fresh new look.

    DIY Skim Coating- In this video I’m gonna show you how to mix the skim coat and also all of the tools needed to for mixing an all purpose joint compound for skim coating.

    Have questions about how to skim coat and the materials that you see in the video?

    Please feel free to ask Your Questions in the Comment Section of my video on YOUTUBE

    Here’s the tools I used to get the job done in this skim coating by hand video:

    Goldblatt Mud Mixing 3/8″ drill bit-

    Dewalt 20-Volt Lithium Ion Drill/ Driver

    WallBoard Bucket Scoop-

    Goldblatt Pro Mud Pan and Knife Set-

    Werner Bench Ladder-

    Chinese Drywall Inspection Confirms Toxic Chinese Drywall in Palm Bay

    Chinese Drywall confirmed in a Palm Bay, FL neighborhood

    Toxic Chinese Drywall

    I was called out to do a Chinese drywall inspection on a home that was built in 2006. This beautiful home was located in a gated community neighborhood in the Melbourne / Palm Bay area on the Space Coast of Florida.
    The concerning thing is that this paticular home was the model home when this entire was in the construction phase. So this mean that the whole neighbor hood could potentially have the toxic Chinese Drywall!
    The home was all set for closing when the final home inspection came back as “Possible Chinese Drywall” due to the home being built in the timeframe when Chinese drywall was being shipped here to the East Coast of the United States by the container and ship load…

    When I arrived to the home for the Chinese drywall inspection there was a strong odor that smelt like rotten eggs (sulphur). And there was also black corrosion on any copper and also on the the a/c coils. The mirrors in the bathrooms had pitting and desilvering. These are all are the classic symptoms of a toxic Chinese drywall.

    Toxic Chinese Drywall Confirmed!

    Unfortunately the only remedy for this home is to gut the entire interior from the band new hardwood, carpet, tile, cabinets, ceiling fans, light fixtures, air conditioning system, drywall, metal framing, tubs, showers, baseboards and doors.

    Pretty much the home will be back down to only a cement block shell!

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    Toxic Chinese Drywall Identification Method

    (1) An initial or threshold inspection to find visual signs of metal corrosion and evidence of drywall installation during the relevant time period, and

    (2) The identification of corroborating evidence or characteristics.

    The identification process is two steps:

    Step 1: Threshold Inspection

    (a) Blackening of copper electrical wiring and/or air conditioning evaporator coils; and

    (b) The installation of new drywall (for new construction or renovations) between 2001 and 2008. A positive result for this step (including both criteria) is a prerequisite to any further consideration.

    Visual inspection must show:

    Step 2: Corroborating Evidence

    Because it is possible that corrosion of metal in homes can occur for other reasons, it is important to obtain additional corroborating evidence of problem Chinese Drywall. Homes with the characteristic metal corrosion problems must also have at least 2 of these corroborating conditions if the new drywall was installed between 2005 and 2008.
    For installations between 2001 and 2004, at least 4 of the following conditions must be met. Collecting evidence of these corroborating conditions will in some cases require professional assessors and/or testing by analytical laboratories.

    (a) Corrosive conditions in the home, demonstrated by the formation of copper sulfide on copper coupons (test strips of metal) placed in the home for a period of 2 weeks to 30 days or confirmation of the presence of sulfur in the blackening of the grounding wires and/or air conditioning coils;

    (b) Confirmed markings of Chinese origin for drywall in the home;

    (c) Strontium levels in samples of drywall core found in the home (i.e. excluding the exterior paper surfaces) exceeding 1200 parts per million (ppm);

    (d) Elemental sulfur levels in samples of drywall core found in the home exceeding 10 ppm;

    (e) Elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide, carbonyl sulfide and/or carbon disulfide emitted from samples of drywall from the home when placed in test chambers using ASTM Standard Test Method D5504-08 or similar chamber or headspace testing;

    (f) Corrosion if copper metal to form copper sulfide when copper is placed in test chambers with drywall samples taken from the home.
    Florida Department of Health

    Always contact your local building department to see if a building permit is required for the work you need and if a state or locally licensed contractor is required to do the job.

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    Cool Drywall Tool Review and Demonstration- Drywall Cutting Can Lights

    In this drywall tool review and demonstration video I’ll show you how to use a can light drywall tool. It’s great for DIYers, handyman and even contractors will benefit from this must have magnetic drywall measuring and locating tool.

    The Center Mark by Calculated Industries is a great tool for marking and cutting the drywall around Can lights with a Roto Zip spiral cut saw. For remodels, new construction and ceiling repairs.

    No measuring required!

    The Center Mark is super easy to use!

  • 1) Simply screw in the magnetic post right in the can light before you put your drywall up

  • 2) Now put your drywall into position

  • 3) Next take the locator magnet and find magnetic post under the drywall before you make your cut

  • 4) Now plunge the Roto Zip or spiral cut saw into the drywall about an inch away from your Center Mark magnet toward you.

  • 5) Once you hit the metal rim of the can light, pull the cutting bit out.

  • 6) Now return the bit on the other side of the can light metal rim and follow the can light outer rim around the can light and you’re done!

  • My conclusion and drywall tool review after trying the Center Mark Drywall Tool for the first time. Is that whether you’re a DIY’er, handyman or even a remodeling contractor or drywall contractor. This product will be the fastest way and most precise way to marking and cutting the drywall around can lights on the new construction, remodels and home improvement projects.

    So with the Center Mark by Calculated Industries, You can save time and money by reducing the number of miscuts around can lights. All of this means you make more money while also getting a better end result.

    And did I mention that there is No Measuring Required!!

    The tools that I recommend precision marking and cutting are the Center Mark Drywall Tool for can lights and also the Blind Mark Magnetic Locator Tool for cutting out all sizes of electrical boxes.
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    How to spray popcorn ceiling texture on a drywall ceiling repair

    On this popcorn ceiling repair project, I’ll demonstrate how to spray and blend popcorn ceiling texture on an actual ceiling repair that had water damage from a roof leak in Merritt Island, Florida. I’ll be using my GoPro while shooting the video.

    This will give you a unique perspective of how I spray and feather and match popcorn ceiling texture with a hopper and compressor.

    Prep- After I moved a few things out of the work zone, I covered the floor with 2 mil plastic and in order to contain all of the dust from the ceiling repair and the popcorn ceiling spray texture, I created a plastic bubble going from the ceiling to to the floor by using .31 mil plastic.

    Next, I scraped back the area of the ceiling where the popcorn texture had the water damage from a roof leak that had occurred while these homeowners were getting a new roof installed.
    After scraping back the popcorn texture, I primed the area with a can of Kilz stain blocking primer. This helps the popcorn ceiling texture get maximum adhesion to the existing popcorn ceiling and also will prevent any water stains to bleed through where the new popcorn texture meets the old popcorn.

    Next, I sprayed the popcorn ceiling texture using my smaller hopper and 15 gallon compressor since it’s just a small ceiling repair area that needs to be sprayed with the popcorn ceiling texture. I first concentrate on going around the perimeter of the ceiling repair. Then, I move on to spraying the main part of the popcorn ceiling repair. Lastly, I blend the popcorn texture into the old popcorn texture from the repair line out lightly feathering at the very end to create a gradual fade into the ceiling repair.

    Good luck with your popcorn ceiling repair and texture matching project!

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    Brevard County Water Damage Drywall Repair

    On this Brevard County water damage repair project video, I show you the whole process of doing a water damage drywall repair from start to finish. When
    the plumbing leak happened the homeowners cut out the area of drywall that had been damaged by
    the water. After they did that they realized that it might be a little bit bigger
    project than they really could handle.

    In My Youtube video I’ll show you how I do the drywall finishing on this water damage drywall repair from start to finish. There is also a link within in the video of me applying a orange peel texture to this same repair.

    1) The first thing I needed to do was square up the drywall because when they cut it out it was kind of crooked and just passed a couple studs.

    2) Next, I added a couple of one by four furring strips to be able to attach the new drywall too.

    3) I then added two pieces of 1/2″ drywall to the repair areas.

    Drywall tip: when doing these types of wall
    repairs always add a screw into the existing drywall that was not cut out to
    secure it so it will not crack overtime

    4) I added fiberglass mesh drywall tape to all of the seams except the one corner where I like to use paper tape to get a nice crisp defined corner.

    Drywall tip: when using fiberglass mesh drywall tape always use a setting type of joint compound this means it comes in a powder form and is much stronger than the all-purpose joint compound that comes in a 5 gallon bucket.

    5) Mix The setting type of joint compound and apply it with a 6 to 12 inch drywall taping knife trying to keep all edges smooth and not raised.

    6) Scrape any high or raised areas on the drywall mud that you just applied using a 6 inch drywall taping knife.

    7) apply the second coat with a 12 inch taping knife depending on how soon you want this to be ready to texture and paint you can use the setting type compound or if you’re not in a hurry just use a all-purpose joint compound.

    8) apply the third coat you really shouldn’t have to put much mud on just a thin layer of all-purpose joint compound.

    Drywall tip: I like to use the all-purpose over the setting type compound for the final finish coat because it sends a lot easier than the setting type joint compound.

    9) Using hand sander or sanding sponge Sand down any edges or bumps or humps on your mud work. And touch up any areas that look like they might just need a little bit of mud.

    10) Next, I applied the orange peel texture to the repair walls and feathered it into the existing texture which makes it blend and not stand out like a repair any longer.

    11) Lastly, prime the repaired areas with your favorite type of primer and then paint two coats and you’re done!

    Painter tip: I like to use a primer called Zinsser 123 primer in these
    types of repairs. Not only is it a great drywall primer, it also has a stain blocker in it
    just in case any water stains that might show up from when the plumbing leak originally occurred. That’s my primer recommendation.

    Good luck on your water damage drywall repair project!

    How To and Product Review – Strait Flex Uno-Bead

    Strait Flex Uno-Bead - Corner bead on a roll

    Strait Flex Uno-Bead – Corner bead on a roll

    In this product review and demonstration video, I will be using the Strait flex Uno-Bead for the first time ever. This will enable you to see how easy the Strait Flex Uno-Bead is to work with without ever have used it before. Or what might be a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using a product you have never used before. Thanks for watching and if you have any questions about the Strait Flex Uno-Bead please feel free to ask me in the comments section of my video on Youtube.

    I’ll be replacing the old corner bead from a closet modification with the Strait Flex composite corner bead on a roll. The closet had already been taken apart by the homeowner that had just purchased this home.The plan was to make a computer/gaming area for their son where the closet was. Since their new to them home was having several remodeling projects going on anyways they wanted to have me take care of this extra job while I was there.

    My conclusion after trying Uno-Bead for the first time on this remodeling project is that whether you’re a contractor, handyman or even a home improvement DIY’er. This product will be a fast and easy way to install corner bead on new drywall and drywall repairs. And the Strait Flex Uno-Bead is much stronger the traditional corner beads which means it’s great for drywall corners in high traffic areas.

    Another benefit is Uno-Bead requires less joint compound than the traditional metal corner bead or vinyl corner bead. Which speeds up drying time as well. So you can save time, the amount of materials needed to finish outside 90 degree drywall corner. All of this means you make more money while also getting a better and stronger end result. Also since this corner bead product comes on a roll, it’s easily stored eliminating the need to have a special place to store it from getting damaged before getting to the job where you’ll be doing your drywall finishing.

    I would definitely use Strait Flex Uno-Bead Again again!

    Here some stats about Strait Flex Uno-Bead 222:

  • This composite corner bead provides outside 90 degree corners for drywall, plaster and EIFS applications and perfectly replaces damaged metal corner bead.
  • Works on all inside and outside corners
  • Drywall, thin coat plaster, EIFS and kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, home renovations and new construction.
  • High traffic areas where bumps and dents commonly occur.
  • Reduces waste and is easily transported.
  • Uno-Bead 222 is sized to be a permanent replacement to damaged corner bead.
  • Installs using all standard methods: Drywall compound, Plaster, EIFS, glue, staples, nails or screws.
  • Available in 2.22″ and 3″ widths.
  • Mold proof, Rust proof and Alkali resistant.
  • Slots insure quick drying time and unmatched bonding strength.
  • PVC/Nylon composite material ensure straight corners every time and prevents mold and rust.
  • Water damage drywall repair after washers water hose bursts in Merritt Island

    On this Merritt Island water damage drywall repair project I was contacted by the homeowner after their washer water line had leaked in the laundry room. Damaging one wall directly behind the washer and dryer.

    Water damage drywall repair before-2

    Water damaged wall

    Since this leak happened in the middle of the night a 24 hour water restoration emergency service company had already come out to remove all of the water damage drywall, insulation and flooring. They also dried out all of the wood framing and tile flooring. Luckily this water was a cleaned up before any mold could start to grow.

    The damage at this home could’ve been so much worse. I’ve seen water lines to washers break with no one home and the
    whole house get flooded. These types of plumbing disasters can result in thousands of dollars worth of damage and plenty of frustrations to go along with it!

    After the plumber did the necessary repairs to the washers hoses the homeowners also decided since all of the plumbing was exposed. that it was a good time to do some preventive maintenance and replace some of the aging water valves and connections which are usually a pain to get to since they’re behind the drywall in the laundry room.

    After arriving at this Merritt Island home to repair the water damaged drywall. I first had to remove all of the drywall screws from the wood framing that were left behind from the water restoration company before I could reinstall new insulation and 1/2″ drywall to the water damaged area.

    Water damage drywall repair before photo

    Water damage drywall repair before photo

    Insulation replaced

    Insulation replaced

    Drywall installed

    Drywall installed

    First coated with 45 minute mud

    First coated with 45 minute mud

    Second coated with 45 minute mud

    Second coated with 45 minute mud

    Third coated using USG all purpose joint compound

    Third coated using USG all purpose joint compound

    Sanded and ready for primer and paint

    Sanded and ready for primer and paint

    Sanded and ready for primer and painting

    Sanded and ready for primer and painting

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    Peck Drywall and Painting Water Damage Specialists serving all of Brevard County:

    With Peck Dywall and Painting, you can be assured that every step in the process will be performed properly. We take pride in our work and all projects are diligently monitored by the owner of Peck Drywall and Painting. Your home or business will be treated like it is our home or business.
    For you, we will provide you with an estimate, which includes a written proposal spelling out the important details related to scope of work and price.Top grade materials are used throughout each project, giving you quality results and maximum duration for the investment you’ve made to your home or business.

    Chinese drywall mystery solved!

    Chinese drywall mystery? Sulfur smell and corrosion tests negative for Chinese Drywall.

    I received a call from a realtor that stated a house that was on the market had been flagged during the routine home inspection after the buyers offer had been accepted. The inspector had found black corrosion on copper water lines and there was a strong smell of sulphur in the house is what caused him write “Possible Chinese drywall” in his inspection report. So until this home was inspected by a chinese drywall expert this sale was on hold if not lost.

    So I proceeded to ask all the usual questions when I get contacted about Chinese drywall.

  • What year was the house built? Realtor say’s: 2001

  • Have there been any renovations or any type of drywall repairs or ceiling repairs? Realtor: Yes a kitchen remodel

  • Is there any visible corrosion? Realtor: Yes

  • Is there a sulphur smell in the home? Realtor: Yes

  • After answering my Chinese drywall questions, I told the Realtor that based on his answers I thought the only possibility for there to be Chinese drywall would have been from a renovation or drywall repairs had been done after 2004. But, based on the corrosion and the sulphur smell I thought Chinese drywall at the home could be a possibility. So the realtor wanted to make an appointment for me to come to the home in question and do a Visual Chinese Drywall Evaluation as soon as possible.

    Chinese Drywall Mystery Inspection Day!

    Upon entering this Palm Bay, FL home a very strong odor of sulfur was apparent.

    I started the chinese drywall inspection in the kitchen and saw that the kitchen sink had yellow staining and underneath the kitchen cabinets the hot and cold water lines corrosion on them.

    Chinese drywall mystery- Kitchen sink

    Yellow stains in the kitchen sink

    Chinese drywall- Kitchen sink supply line corrosion

    Kitchen sink supply line corrosion

    The dishwasher water supply line also had corrosion and was black.

    Chinese drywall mystery- Dishwasher pulled out

    Dishwasher pulled out

    Chinese drywall mystery- Dishwasher supply line corrosion

    Dishwasher supply line corrosion

    I next went into the guest bathroom and saw corrosion on the water lines and some of the faucets minimal corrosion in the tub of the guest bathroom.

    Next, I checked the Guest bedrooms and living room and saw no corrosion whatsoever.

    The dining room had corrosion on the copper ground wire on the chandelier

    Moving onto the master bedroom I saw a really no corrosion in
    the bedroom but a lot of corrosion in the master bathroom from the water line to
    the toilet, faucets and major corrosion at the Jacuzzi tub drain.

    Chinese drywall- Toilet supply line corrosion

    Toilet supply line corrosion

    Chinese drywall mystery- Master bathroom sink supply line corrosion

    Master bathroom sink supply line corrosion

    Chinese drywall- Master bath jacuzzi tub drain

    Master bath jacuzzi tub drain

    Chinese drywall- Jacuzzi tub drain corrosion

    Jacuzzi tub drain corrosion

    Then into the garage and laundry room, there was no corrosion on the 7 year
    old AC coils and no corrosion on the 4 year old water heater.

    Water heater was  manufactured in 2011

    Water heater was manufactured in 2011

    Water heater has no corrosion

    Water heater has no corrosion

    While in the garage I went into the attic to see if I could see any manufacturing dates on the back of the ceiling drywall. All of the drywall that I could see up there was dated 08/24/2000.

    Chinese drywall tests negative mfg date 2000

    Chinese drywall tests negative mfg date 2000

    The Chinese drywall mystery is starting to unravel…

    One of my first questions was if this home was connected to city water or well water inside?

    I had asked the real estate agent that was there at the home for the
    Chinese drywall inspection, if the owner had lived alone or if there was other people that lived
    with her? Simply because there was no corrosion in the guest bathroom tub and
    major corrosion in the master bathroom tub. Which made me curious as to why it
    would be so bad in the master and nothing in the guest tub.

    The real estate agent responded that he thought the woman lived alone. That kind of got my
    curiosity going about the well water, which a lot of times has a sulfur smell
    which would explain why the home smells like sulfur from the water sprinklers
    being on.

    Once back at the office I called the city of Palm Bay to ask if city water had
    always been at the Chinese drywall mystery home since 2001?

    The next day I received a call from a City of Palm Bay employee stating that there were three different phases in the Port Malabar Unit 7 area where the water had been switched over well water to city water. At this particular address it was switched over to city water during the (Phase 3) portion. Which was completed in July of 2005.

    In conclusion of the visual Chinese drywall inspection and a phone call to the
    city of Palm Bay:

    I have found this Palm bay home to not contain Chinese drywall due to the fact

    1) The home was built in 2001

    2) After looking at the back of the drywall in the
    attic, the drywall was from August 2000.

    3) AC coils that were seven years old had no corrosion.

    4) Water heater that was two years old had no corrosion.

    5) Guest bathroom tub had no corrosion because the lady that was selling the home lived by herself and didn’t use this shower or tub.

    6) Master bathroom tub master sink, kitchen sink had corrosion on the hot and cold water supply line and yellow staining from the sulphur gases and well water.

    7) Sulfur smell in the home was coming from the water sprinkler shallow well
    system. Along with the standing sprinkler water in multiple flower pots including decaying plants at the front entrance of the home, which can also put off a strong sulfur gas.

    8) After talking to the city of Palm Bay and finding out that the home had
    been on well water for over four years before switching over to city water told me that this was not Chinese drywall but well water and the sulfur within it causing the corrosion to mimic the symptoms of Chinese drywall.

    Chinese Drywall Mystery Solved!

    Paul Peck
    Chinese Drywall inspections by a Florida Drywall Contractor- Lic.#RX11066969

    Cocoa Beach Popcorn Ceiling is Falling Down!

    The sprayed on popcorn texture (also known as acoustical ceiling texture) was falling off of this Cocoa Beach condo’s ceiling. Of course right smack in the middle of the ceiling in the main livingroom. That just so happen to have one of the best views of the Banana River that Cocoa Beach has to offer.

    cocoa-beach-popcorn ceiling-texture-falling down-before-close-up

    Right when I looked at this ceiling I knew that a tape joint had been previously repaired at one of the drywall seams. My guess would be that when this popcorn ceiling had been repaired before. The contractors didn’t prime the dusty surface after removing the old tape joint and scraping back the popcorn texture at the repair to be able to re secure and re mud the new drywall taping and mudding areas..

    Dust surfaces are not the ideal area to try and do drywall finishing on. These types of ceiling repairs will surely fail if the proper preparations are not done at the beginning of a popcorn ceiling repair project or any type of ceiling repair or drywall repair for that matter…

    This Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling texture was cracking and falling down!

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling texture falling down- Before photo

    Popcorn Ceililing Fail!

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling texture crack- Before photo

    Before photo- Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling texture crack

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling texture crack- After photo

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling texture crack- After photo

    This popcorn ceiling even had the silver glitter on it. I’ve been in the drywall trades long enough to have glitter gun from back in the early 1990’s when it was the latest and greatest new ceiling texture with glitter.

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling chipping off- Before Photo

    Before Photo- Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling chipping off at a previously repaired drywall tape joint.

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling chipping off- After Photo

    Cocoa Beach popcorn ceiling chipping off- After Photo

    Schedule Your Popcorn Ceiling Repair Estimate Here

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    Dear Paul:

    I want to express my great appreciation for a job very well done when you and your team fixed the badly damaged popcorn ceiling of my condo in Cocoa Beach.  I am impressed with the perfection of the job, the professionalism of your team and the great price of the work.  Your work is totally consistent with the advertising in your webpage.  Definitely, I will call you for my future projects.

    I Highly Recommend Your Company “Peck Drywall & Painting”
    C. Alvarez  Cocoa Beach, Fl

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