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

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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.


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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.

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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

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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.

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Melbourne Beach water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair

On this water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair project in Melbourne Beach. The homeowners were looking to put their beach home on the real estate market to sell. But before they could, they needed to do several home repairs.

Doing just a few of the basics like ceiling repairs, drywall repairs, pressure washing, exterior painting and interior painting can make your home more appealing to potential buyers. But can also triple or even quadruple the home sellers ROI (return on investment) that was put into getting your home improvements done by a licensed contractor.

First on the list after getting their roof repaired. Next they had contracted me to repair a portion of the living room’s water damaged drywall ceiling that had fallen down and another larger section on the garage ceiling and a 4’x 6′ section of the garage wall. The garage ceiling had really bad dark brown water stains on about a 66 square feet of the popcorn ceiling that had occurred from a heavy rain storm causing the barrel tiled roof to leak causing all of this water damaged drywall and popcorn ceilings.

Living room water damaged drywall ceiling

Living room water damaged drywall ceiling


Melbourne Beach water damaged drywall popcorn ceiling

Garage’s water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling texture in Melbourne Beach

Chances are if you’re looking at this page, you probably have some type of water damage issue with your walls or ceilings. Rest assured that we can repair the damaged area with confidence, that it will be the best water damage repair you can get here in the Brevard County area.

Garage water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair:

Melbourne Beach water stained popcorn ceiling

Melbourne Beach water stained popcorn ceiling


Water damaged drywall ceiling removed

Water damaged drywall ceiling removed


Drywall installed

Drywall installed


Sheetrock installed

Sheetrock installed


Drywall finishing first coat 45 minute mud fiberglass mesh tape

Drywall finishing first coat 45 minute mud fiberglass mesh tape


Second coated with 45 minute hot mud

Second coated with 45 minute hot mud


Third coated with usg all purpose joint compound

Third coated with usg all purpose joint compound and plastic bubble put up to protect while sanding the new drywall and spraying the popcorn texture


Popcorn sprayed and blended in the garage

Popcorn sprayed and blended in the garage. It will be completely dry in 24 hours

Living room water damaged drywall and popcorn ceiling repair:

Water damaged drywall popcorn ceiling

Water damaged drywall popcorn ceiling from a roof leak

Living room water damaged drywall removed new drywall installed

After removing the living room water damaged drywall, I had to use my carpentry skills and install some new furring strips due to the way the truss’s switched direction because of the wood framing for the hip roof above. Next I installed the 1/2″ ceiling drywall. new drywall installed


Living room first coated with 45 minute mud over self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape

Living room first coated with 45 minute mud over self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape


New drywall second and third coated and blended into the existing drywall ceiling

New drywall second and third coated and blended into the existing drywall ceiling


Popcorn texture sprayed and feathered into the existing popcorn ceiling

Popcorn texture sprayed and feathered into the existing popcorn ceiling


Living room water damaged drywall ceiling repaired and textured. Ready for primer and paint.

Living room water damaged drywall ceiling repaired and textured. Ready for primer and paint.


There also was of an area in one of the guest bedrooms closet that had to have all three walls cut out at 2′ up from the floor. the closet main wall sat behind the guest bathroom bath tub/shower that had leak caused by the shower valve leaking down the back of the drywall of the bedroom wall.
Remove and replace closet drywall

Remove and replace closet drywall

Water Damage Drywall Repairs and Popcorn Ceiling Texture Matching Experts

The Peck Drywall and Painting Company has been providing our expertise on water damage repairs and water restoration projects from hurricane, wind, storm and flood damage, plumbing leaks, water heater and roof leaks for over 19 years here in Melbourne Beach. For you as a drywall contractor and painting contractor we can provide expert water remediation. drywall cut out and removal, drywall installation, drywall finishing,texturing,texture matching, stain blocking priming and interior painting and the skills to turn any damaged home or business into a newer looking, updated and better than before the disaster for you. Whether it needs minor ceiling repair and painting, or a complete renovation, we can get it done on time and within your budget.

Are you looking for a Water Damage Specialist in Melbourne Beach to repair your ceilings or walls from some type of water damage at your home or business? Please call 321.777.9337 or complete our online request form.

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Happy New Year! A Brevard County Contractors 2014 year in review

I just wanted to say Happy New Year to all my past, present and future customers and fellow contractors. It’s been a very busy year and I’ve worked with some great people throughout the year.

Looking over my 2014 year in review, It seemed like the economy here in Brevard County was on the upswing with lot’s of activity in the residential real estate and existing homeowner markets. Which included a bounty of renovation, remodel, home improvement and repair contracts throughout 2014.

For that I Am very grateful.

I completed many interior and exterior painting projects, stucco repair, pool deck repair, ceiling repair, drywall repair, texture matching and even soundproofing from Melbourne to Viera, Melbourne Beach, Suntree, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa and Merritt Island here on the Space Coast.

Here’s just a few of the many completed before and after project photos from 2014:

Chalky and Faded Paint Project in Melbourne

The job: Seal and repaint all of the exterior surfaces of the home due to the fading and chalking of the paint from years of the sun and elements of the harsh Florida climate on this Melbourne, FL home.
Read more about this Melbourne exterior painting project…

Painter in Melbourne, Florida

Home before sealer and paint


Painter in Melbourne, Florida

After exterior painting was completed:

Exterior House Painting Project in Cocoa

On exterior repaint we repaired several staircase stucco cracks, damaged stucco from the hurricane shutters and a buckled stucco area at the front entrance before applying the sealer and paint to this home.
Read more about this Cocoa exterior painting project…

Before Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

Before:

After Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

After:

Melbourne Exterior Repaint w/ Stucco Repairs

On this Melbourne exterior repaint project there were several stucco related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting.
Such as rusted stucco bands and stucco cracks. But the main stucco repair was the two wood frame and stucco column bases at the front entrance of the home. They had to be totally rebuilt due to water damage and termites.
Read more about this Melbourne exterior painting and stucco repair project…

Repaint in Melbourne before photo:

Repaint in Melbourne before photo:


Repaint in Melbourne after photo:

Repaint in Melbourne after photo:

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting in Indialantic

On this Indialantic exterior repaint project there were several stucco and wood siding related repairs that I had to tackle before we could start painting.
After we pressure washed all of the exterior surfaces to be painted on this Indialantic, Fl home, we then applied a tinted sealer to all off the exterior surfaces (due to chalkiness and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coats).
Read more about this Indialantic exterior painting project…

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting  in Indialantic before photo:

Cedar siding, soffits and stucco painting in Indialantic before photo:


Indialantic exterior painting after photo:

Indialantic exterior painting after photo:

If you’re in need of a painter in Melbourne please give me a call 321-777-9337

Pool Deck Repair, Texture and Paint in Indialantic

We repaired all of the pool deck cracks and floated out the areas where there had been previous pool deck repairs and also skim coated the spots where the textured finish was chipping off in several areas with a thin coat of Kool deck.
Read more about this Indialantic pool deck repair and painting project…

Indialantic Fl Textured Pool Deck Repair

Before photo

Indialantic, Fl Pool Deck Painting

After photo

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- Before photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- Before photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- After photo:

Indialantic Pool lanai Repair and Painting- After photo:

Textured patio ceiling bubbling, blistered and falling down in Rockledge

After scraping the problem areas of the ceiling I:
1) Spot primed these areas with a spray can of oil base Kilz
2) Skim coated the primed areas with 20 minute hot mud
3) Wet sanded the edges to blend into the existing texture
4) Applied the knockdown texture feathering to match the existing ceiling texture
5) Spot primed with a quality latex primer
6) Spot painted areas with an exterior paint
7) Repainted the entire lanai ceiling
Read more about this ceiling repair and matching knockdown texture project…

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture wasn’t even stuck


Rockledge knockdown texture-ceiling repair

Knocking down the texture to match


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Lanai ceiling skimmed, textured, primed and painted

Roof leak caused major water damage to this ceiling in Suntree

Repair water damaged pool patio ceiling caused by a roof leak in the suntree area of Melbourne. Not only was a large section drywall ceiling in need of replacement. The furrings strips that hold the ceiling up had termite damage and rusted screws from all of the moisture from the roof leak.
Read more about how a roof leak caused major water damage to a ceiling…

Termite damage to furring strips

Termite damage to furring strips


Second sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed


Drywall finishing-Second coat

Drywall finishing-Second coat 45 minute setting type compound


Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling

Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling and ready for primer and paint

The paper tape joints were cracking and starting to fall down on this ceiling in Viera.

This type of problem is very common on interior and exterior drywall ceilings. Over time the paper drywall tape begins to crack and fall down due to the heat and humidity from our harsh Florida climate.

The extreme weather changes cause the wood framing to expand and contract on a daily basis in turn causing just enough movement of your ceiling to crack and pop the paper tape joints. Especially if the ceiling was nailed or not enough screws were added during the drywall installation process when your home was built.
Read more about this ceiling repair in Viera…

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down


Applying the final coat to the tape joint

Applying the final skim coat to one of the repaired tape joints


Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Water damage drywall repair and orange peel texture matching project in Indialantic

We were contacted by a past customer to do a drywall repair on the already cut out and dried out the water damaged walls in two of the guest bedrooms of their home. Water had got the drywall wet on the one exterior wall in each of the two guest bedrooms of this four bedroom home here in Brevard County.
Read more about this water damage repair in Indialantic…

Water damage - Drywall cutout - Bedroom-1

Drywall cutout at 16″ just below the electrical outlet – Bedroom-1


Primed and painted-1

Primed and painted-1

Soundproofing an existing wall to help reduce noise in Merritt Island

On this master bedroom and bathroom remodeling project in Merritt Island, FL I’ll be adding some sound reduction drywall w/ Green Glue compound and sealant to try and reduce the noise in a master bedroom coming from a home theater entertainment system on the other side of the existing master bedroom wall.
Read more about this soundproofing project in Merritt Island…

Soundproofing a wall

Gold Bond® BRAND 5/8″ SoundBreak® XP® Gypsum Board with Sporgard™


Applying Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound

Applying Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound


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master bedroom remodel- soundproofing- orange peel texture-2





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Drywall paper tape joints cracking and falling down?

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down

Exterior ceiling repair-paper tape cracking and falling down

This type of problem is very common on interior and exterior drywall ceilings

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Over time the paper drywall tape begins to crack and fall down due to the heat and humidity from our harsh Florida climate.

The extreme weather changes cause the wood framing to expand and contract on a daily basis in turn causing just enough movement of your ceiling to crack and pop the paper tape joints. Especially if the ceiling was nailed or not enough screws were added during the drywall installation process when your home was built. Due to the drywall crew trying to move to fast!

That’s why I always re-secure the drywall joints with screws and check the entire ceiling to make sure it was secured properly during the construction phase. A lot of times the ceiling needs to be completely re-screwed.

The paper tape joints were cracking and starting to fall down on this pool patios drywall ceiling in Viera.

exterior ceiling repair Viera

Exterior ceiling repair in Viera

After I removed the tape and while securing the ceiling and joints with screws. I figured out that one section of a drywall seam was sagging in an area where there was no wood framing member to attach the drywall to and had popped the paper tape from movement.

Paper tape joints removed

Paper tape joints removed

So I cut out a small 4″x6″ section of the ceiling and added a furring strip to span over both sides of the sagging drywall tape joint. Which I attached to the backside of the ceiling by screwing four screws into the furring strip from the finished side of the ceiling.

Adding a furring strip

Adding a furring strip



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Then, I re-attached the same piece of drywall that I had cut out for a perfect fit.

Next, I installed the self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape and applied three coats of 20 minute Easy Sand quick setting joint compound to the exposed seam and completed the drywall finishing by skim coating the entire ceiling with USG Sheetrock all purpose joint compound (green lid).

This way when I do the skip trowel texture, it will all be one consistent texture. Instead of trying to blend the new texture from a repair into the old texture. Which sometimes can still be noticeable depending on several different factors. Such as painted surfaces absorb differently even after priming.

Exterior ceiling repair-skim coated

Tape joints second coated and remainder skim coated

Applying the final coat to the tape joint

Applying the final skim coat to one of the repaired tape joints

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Skim coated ceiling dry and ready for texture

I then applied a skip trowel texture to the entire ceiling and let it dry for 24 hours.

Applying skip trowel texture to the ceiling

Applying skip trowel texture to the ceiling

Lastly. I primed the entire ceiling with quality exterior water based primer and top coated the newly skip troweled ceiling with two coats of a quality flat white water based exterior paint.

Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Close up of the new skip trowel ceiling

Primed and Painted

Primed and Painted

Completed ceiling renovation

Completed ceiling renovation

Here’s a Speed Video of the entire process:
Drywall Tape Joint Ceiling Repair, Skip Trowel Texture, Prime and Paint
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Roof leak caused major water damage to this ceiling in Suntree, Fl

With all of the rain we’ve been getting here in Brevard County this Summer, it’s no doubt that there are many homes that have had a roof leak. Which leads to potential water damage on ceilings and walls. What’s worse is if the roof leak continues, all of the moisture can lead to wood rot and is the perfect food source termites in any wood framing, furring strips, roof trusses and roof decking.

Even if you have a block home, wood is most likely part of your roofing system and possibly in your wall framing in order to be able to attach the drywall to a block wall when your home was built.

Roof Leak?

The best piece of advice I can give you is when looking for a contractor to repair your roof, ceiling or drywall be sure to hire a licensed contractor to get the best results!

Damage assessment

Damage assessment of ceiling due to roof leak

This blog post is about a water damaged pool patio ceiling caused by a roof leak in the suntree area of Melbourne, Florida.

The ceiling had been repaired previously and by the looks of it, the roof continued to leak until the flat tile roof was completely redone recently by a licensed local roofing contractor.

Once I dug into this exterior ceiling it was apparent that the water damage was more extensive than it looked when the drywall ceiling was in place. I removed most of the ceiling and along with the drywall coming down, so did the blown in insulation…

Not only was a large section drywall ceiling in need of replacement. The furrings strips that hold the ceiling up had termite damage and rusted screws from all of the moisture from the roof leak.

Roof Leak-Water Damage

Water damaged pool patio ceiling

Water damage ceiling repair
Tearout of the once beautiful skip troweled ceiling

Tearout of the once beautiful skip troweled ceiling

Termite damage to furring strips

Termite damage to furring strips

After speaking with the homeowner about what plan of action it was going to take to get the extra framing replaced and resecured.

Once getting the ok to proceed with the extra work:

I removed all of the damaged furring strips and replaced them with new and installed 5/8″ exterior gypsum drywall soffit board with my handy dandy drywall lift with a 16′ extension.

New furring strips installed

New wood furring strips installed

Ready for drywall

Ready for the 5/8″ exterior gypsum drywall soffit board

First sheet of drywall installed

First sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed

Second sheet of drywall installed

Final piece of drywall installed

Final piece of drywall installed

Next, I finished the new drywall seams with fiberglass mesh tape, two coats of 45 minute setting type compound and skim coated the entire ceiling with USG All Purpose joint compound.

The next day I came back and retextured the entire ceiling with a skip trowel texture that needed to match the other four patios with skip troweled ceilings of this exclusive 6,000 sq ft home.

Drywall finishing-First coat

Drywall finishing-First coat with fiberglass mesh tape and 45 minute setting type compound

Drywall finishing-Second coat

Drywall finishing-Second coat 45 minute setting type compound

Drywall finishing-Third coat and entire ceiling skim coated

Drywall finishing-Third coat and entire ceiling skim coated

Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling

Skip trowel texture applied to the ceiling and ready for primer and paint

I apply skip trowel texture with a knife and hauk

I apply skip trowel texture with a knife and hauk

Ceiling Repair and Textures

Most ceilings in our area have some type of texture on them. Whether the texture is popcorn, orange peel, skip trowel texture, knockdown texture or a custom ceiling texture, we can match and blend the texture into the rest of your ceiling flawlessly. I’ve been doing ceiling repairs in the Brevard County area for over 20 years and have the knowledge and skill to get your ceiling back to it’s original luster before the damage had occurred.

Here’s a short before and after video of this Suntree pool patio ceiling before it was repaired and textured. Then the after video of the completed water damaged ceiling repair:

Water Damage Repairs and Texture Matching Experts

The Peck Drywall and Painting Company has been providing our expertise on water damage repairs and restoration projects from hurricane, wind, storm and flood damage, plumbing leaks, water heater and roof leaks for over 19 years here in Brevard County. For you as a contractor or homeowner, we can work with your insurance company and provide expert knowledge and the skills to turn any damaged home or business into a newer looking, updated, better than before the disaster for you. Whether it needs minor ceiling repair and painting, or a complete renovation, we can get it done on time and within your budget.

Are you looking for a Water Damage Specialist to repair your ceilings or walls from a leaking roof at your home or business? Please call 321.777.9337 or complete our online request form.

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Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Indialantic and Viera: 321-777-9337

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Knockdown textured ceiling bubbling while painting lanai in Rockledge, Fl.

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Rockledge patio ceiling bubbling

Textured patio ceiling bubbling, blistered or falling down?

I’ve seen this issue quite a few times over the years on knockdown, skip trowel, orange peel and popcorn textured exterior drywall ceilings.

In this video I’m scraping the areas where the knockdown texture and paint had bubbled.

So today while on an complete exterior repaint in Rockledge, Fl.
I was painting the first coat of exterior latex paint on the lanai ceiling, when the knockdown texture on the exterior drywall pool patio ceiling started to come off on to my roller nap. The ceiling texture had bubbled in two separate areas. It was as if the texture itself had lost any adhesion and all that was left after peeling the texture off was bare drywall which was dusty just like the back of the texture sheet that I removed.
I’m not sure if the ceiling was painted to soon before the knockdown texture had dried completely back when the home was built in 1998 or if there was some type of roof leak or if the exterior patio ceiling had just been baked by the hot Florida summer temperatures for the last 16 years that had caused the texture to fail long before we started painting the ceiling.

After scraping the problem areas of the ceiling I will:
1) Spot prime these areas with a spray can of oil base Kilz
2) Skim coat the primed areas with 20 minute hot mud
3) Wet sand the edges to blend into the existing texture
4) Apply the knockdown texture feathering to match the existing ceiling texture
5) Spot prime with a quality latex primer
6) Spot paint areas with an exterior paint
7) Repaint the entire lanai ceiling

Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

water damaged texture


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture just rolled right off on the roller


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Scraping off the hollow areas


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

I used my tape knife to cut along the blister


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

The texture wasn’t even stuck


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Two areas that will need to be repaired


Rockledge Exterior-ceiling bubble

Ready for primer and skim coating

Kilz-Oil  Base Primer-Spray Can

Spraying Kilz-Oil Base Primer to seal and block any stains

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Quick Setting compound is much more exterior freindly than regular joint compound


Skim coating ceiling repair with 20 minute hot mud

Skim coating ceiling repair with 20 minute hot mud


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Primed and skimmed


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Ready to wet sand


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Final sanded and ready for texture


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Texture applied


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Knocking down the texture to match

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Textured


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Lanai ceiling


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texture feathered out for blending


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Drying


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Textured and blended


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Ready for primer


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Blending nicely


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What knockdown texture repair?


Priming ceiling-repair Rockledge

Priming and Painting the ceiling repair


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Perfect match!


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Primed and Painted


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Lanai ceiling skimmed, textured, primed and painted

In conclusion. As you can see that are a lot of steps that go into repairing an exterior ceiling that is bubbling and then trying to match the original knockdown texture on a project like this. I would recommend getting a professional drywall or painting contractor in your area who knows the best ceiling repair techniques and paint products suited for your climate. But, if you’re an advanced DIY’er or handyman and you’re up for a challenge. Then have fun with it and Happy texturing!

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Pool Patio Ceiling Repair – Tape Joints Coming Down – Merritt Island

This Project Blog is about a exterior pool patio ceiling repair on a home in the Indian Bay sub division Merritt Island, FL.
This type of problem is very common on exterior ceilings. Over time the paper drywall tape begins to fail. The heat and humidity from the Florida climate and the added moisture in the air around a pool cause the tape to crack and start falling down.
Over the years I have perfected the technique and best materials to use on these types of exterior ceilings.
1) Cover and protect the pool/patio deck.
2) We removed all of the paper tape from all of the drywall seams.
3) I like to re secure the drywall at all of the seams, just in case the drywall wasn’t secured properly during the drywall installation phase when the home was built.
4) Install fiberglass mesh drywall tape to all of the exposed seams (much more exterior friendly than the drywall paper tape).
5) Apply two coats of a setting type joint compound (hot mud).
6) Apply final coat with all purpose joint compound or light weight compound
7) Install a knockdown texture at the repaired areas, feathering into the existing knockdown texture to match.

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this pool patio ceiling repair with a knockdown texture:

Pool Patio Ceiling Repair - Merritt Island

Pool Patio Ceiling – Tape Joint Repair


Pool Patio Ceiling Tape Coming Down - Merritt Island

Pool Patio Ceiling Tape Coming Down

Help! The drywall tape is falling off my patio ceiling!!

Pool Patio Ceiling - Tape Removed - Merritt-Island

Pool Patio Ceiling – Tape Removed


Pool Patio Ceiling - Tape Joint Repair - Merritt-Island

Pool Patio Ceiling – Paper Tape Removed


Pool Patio Ceiling Repair - Knockdown Texture - Merritt Island

Pool Patio Ceiling Repair – Knockdown Texture


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Pool Patio – Ceiling Repaired – Knockdown Texture


Pool Patio Ceiling Repaired - Knockdown Texture Matched - Merritt-Island

Pool Patio Ceiling Repaired – Knockdown Texture Matched

Paul and his guys did an excellent job all around.
The job took less time than expected, and he was able to accommodate this job to fit my schedule. Very professional and approachable team, with the best prices around. Great quality work! Will definitely recommend Peck Drywall and Painting services to anyone.
 Ed M. Merritt Island, Fl

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Indialantic Ceiling Repair and Skip Trowel Texture Match

This Project Blog is about a drywall ceiling repair on a home in the Rio Villa sub division Indialantic, FL.
We were contracted to repair a section of the formal dining room ceiling that had water damage from a roof leak.
First task was to cover and protect the flooring and anything else in the room.

Then we removed and replaced a 4′ x 12′ section of the drywall ceiling that had a skip trowel texture.

After the new drywall was installed, three coats of a setting type joint compound was applied so the drywall finishing and skip trowel texture could be completed in one day.

Next, we Installed a skip trowel texture at the repaired area feathering into the existing skip trowel texture.

Then lastly, spot primed the repair and applied two coats of Richards- Rich Wall Premium Acrylic Paint (flat white-L4 white tint).

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this drywall ceiling repair with Skip Trowel texture:

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Ceiling Drywall Cutout

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Ceiling Drywall Finishing

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Ceiling Repair- Skim Coated

Indialantic Water Damage Ceiling Repair- Skip Trowel Textured

Indialantic Water Damage Ceiling Repair- Skip Trowel Textured

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In this Video Playlist I have videos of how to mix skip trowel texture, applying skip trowel texturing tips and tricks and even some project videos where I’m wearing a GoPro video camera to get a very unique perspective of the skip troweling process.

I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Paul Peck provided an accurate labor estimate then completed a beautiful and professional 100% interior paint job to my recently purchased home. The job required several sheet rock repairs that are now invisible. His attention to detail is obvious. My home has ceilings up to 30′ with nooks and crannies that look just as good as the easily reachable areas. I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Randy Becker- Melbourne, Fl

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Melbourne-Melbourne Beach-Palm Bay-Indialantic-Indian Harbour Beach-Satellite Beach-Viera-Suntree-Cocoa Beach-Rockledge-Merrit Island-Cape Canaveral-Port St. John-Cocoa-Titusville

Vaulted Ceiling Repair- Knockdown Texture Matching

This Project Blog is about a vaulted ceiling repair on a rental home in Cocoa, FL.
Along with priming and painting the entire interior of this Port Saint John home. We were also contracted to repair the tape joint at the vaulted ceiling that was cracking and falling down.
First, We needed to cover and protect even though the carpeting will be replaced after all of the interior painting and ceiling repairs are completed. Next, Remove and replace the tape joint at vaulted ceiling and apply three coats of a setting type joint compound. Then, Install knockdown texture at repaired area feathering into the existing knockdown texture. Next, Prime the repair and all of the other ceilings and walls with an oil base stain blocking primer due to some smoke damage from the previous renters. Lastly, We applied two coats of Richards- Rich-shield Paint (satin).

I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.
Paul Peck provided an accurate labor estimate then completed a beautiful and professional 100% interior paint job to my recently purchased home. The job required several sheet rock repairs that are now invisible. His attention to detail is obvious. My home has ceilings up to 30′ with nooks and crannies that look just as good as the easily reachable areas. I absolutely recommend Peck Painting.

Randy Becker- Melbourne, Fl

Here’s a few Before and After photos of this vaulted ceiling repair and interior painting project:

Interior Repaint- Vaulted Ceiling Repair

Before:

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Pulling down the drywall tape joint

Vaulted Ceiling Tape Joint Repair by Peck Drywall and Painting Interior painting and repairs.

Tape Joint Removed

Ceiling Repair

First Coated

Ceiling Repair

Knockdown Texture Applied

Ceiling Repair

Ceiling Repair Spot Primed

Ceiling Repair

Ceilings Painted (two coats)

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Melbourne/Beachside: 321-777-9337

Merritt Island/Cocoa Beach: 321-453-6233

Titusville: 321-383-3574

Peck Drywall and Painting’s Service Areas Include:

Melbourne-Melbourne Beach-Palm Bay-Indialantic-Indian Harbour Beach-Satellite Beach-Viera-Suntree-Cocoa Beach-Rockledge-Merrit Island-Cape Canaveral-Port St. John-Cocoa-Titusville