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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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.
  • 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


    master bedroom remodel- soundproofing- orange peel texture-2

    master bedroom remodel- soundproofing- orange peel texture-2





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    State Drywall License # RX11066969

    Please give us a call for a prompt and accurate quote!

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    Water damage drywall repair and orange peel texture match

    This water damage drywall repair and texture matching project is in the Cloisters subdivision of Indialantic, Fl.

    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.

    Once we arrived the drywall had already been cutout up to the window sill around 20″ in one bedroom and at 16″ on the other bedrooms wall. The base board and carpet had been removed by the water restoration company when the plumbing leak had first occurred.

    So, all we had to do to get this drywall repair party started, was to prep the floors and cover personal items with plastic. Next, I used the paper masking machine to cover the window sills and bi-fold doors ect… so that nothing would get on them while doing the drywall repair and re texturing of the affected water damaged areas.

    • After resecuring the drywall (with screws) where it had been cutout
    • We installed 1/2″ drywall at all of the cutout areas
    • Applied self adhesive fiberglass mesh tape at all drywall repair seams
    • Next,I applied three coats of 20 minute compound for maximum joint strength
    • Sprayed orange peel texture to match existing texture
    • Lasty, I primed and painted the wall repairs using a 3/4″ roller nap on my roller
    Water damage from a plumbing leak

    Noitice that the drywall was kept up off of the concrete floor by at 1/2″ kept the drywall from getting wet at all on this wall.

    Because of a slight slant of the foundation the water from the leak went straight over to the east wall of the bedrooms and the water wicked up into the bottom section of the drywall. Luckily the leak was caught in time so that only a minimum part of one wall was all that needed to be removed.

    Bedroom-1:
    ***Sorry if the photos are a little blurry. The sun was just to strong on that side of the home to get the lighting right for photos. But, I was there to do a drywall repair so hopefully you’ll get the idea by the photos anyway’s. 😉

    Water damage - Drywall cutout - Bedroom-1

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

    Drywall finish - Three coats of mud

    Drywall finish – Three coats of mud

    Prepped and ready for orange peel

    Prepped and ready for orange peel

    After orange peel was sprayed

    After orange peel was sprayed

    Spray texture matched

    Spray texture matched

    Orange peel texture blended

    Orange peel texture blended

    Close up of the texture on the drywall repair

    Close up of the texture on the drywall repair

    Primed and painted-1

    Primed and painted-1

    Primed and painted-2

    Primed and painted-2

    Primed and painted-3

    Primed and painted-3

    Bedroom-2:

    Water damage - Drywall cutout - Bedroom-2

    Drywall cutout at 20″ just below the window sill – Bedroom-2

    Water damage wall repair texture

    Water damage wall repair texture

    Installing the drywall

    Installing the drywall

    Drywall installed in bedroom-2

    Drywall installed in bedroom-2

    First coat - Bedroom 2

    First coat of setting type compound (20 minute) over fiberglass mesh drywall tape – Bedroom 2

    Second and third coat of setting type compound (20 minute)  - Bedroom 2

    Second and third coat of setting type compound (20 minute) – Bedroom 2

    Orange peel texture applied

    Orange peel texture applied

    Orange peel texture blended to match

    Orange peel texture blended to match

    Orange peel texture matched

    Orange peel texture matched

    ***Check Out my Featured Orange Peel Texture Video Playlist!

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    In this Video Playlist I have video footage from everything how to apply orange peel texture tips and tricks, some finished remodel project videos and even some video footage of when I wear a GoPro to get a very unique and interesting perspective of the orange peel texturing process.


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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

    .

    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

    Ceiling repair-skim coated-ceiling-viera

    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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    They repaired several drywall cracks and were able to match our drywall texture. They arrived promptly, worked steadily and with very little disturbance to the surrounding areas. I would recommend them and would hire them again in the future.
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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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    Cocoa, FL Exterior House Painting Project

    On this Cocoa, Florida exterior repaint in Port Saint John we repaired several staircase stucco cracks, damaged stucco from the hurricane shutters and a buckled stucco area at the front entrance of this Cocoa, Fl home.

    Water had gotten behind the decorative stucco piece and rusted out the wire lathe at the front entrance of this South facing 10 year old home.

    Which ultimately caused the stucco to buckle and fail in that area.

    Chalky paint

    Chalky paint

    The whole house had chalky and faded paint that we had to deal with by priming all of the surfaces to be painted first, before we could start the exterior house painting.



    Here’s the steps we took to prep and paint the exterior of this Cocoa, Fl home:

    1) After digging out 4″ to 6″ around the perimeter of this homes exterior stucco walls

    2) We pressure washed all of the exterior surfaces to be painted on this stucco home.

    3) Then repaired several buckled stucco areas, stucco that had been damaged from hurricane shutters and staircase stucco cracks.

    4) Next we spot primed the repaired stucco areas with Richards- Rich Flex alkali resistant acrylic masonry primer.

    5) Then we applied Richards- Rich Flex multi-surface conditioner (due to chalkiness and also to assure good adhesion of the finish coat) to the rest of the surfaces of the home to be painted.

    6) Lastly we re-caulked all windows and applied two colors and two coats of Richards- Signature Series 100% acrylic satin house and trim paint to the stucco walls, bands, columns, garage doors and all exterior entry doors. We also spray painted the garage doors for a fresh new factory finish look.

    Once all of the painting was completed we backfilled around the perimeter and did one last walk through with home owners to make sure they were completely satisfied.

    Highly Recommended!.

    We recently used Peck Drywall & Painting to paint the exterior of our house and pool deck. Their quote was competitive, and they completed the work promptly and to a very high standard. They were courteous and professional from start to finish. We will use them for all of our future painting needs.

    Rob F.Cocoa, Fl

    Here’s a few Before and After photos of this Cocoa, Fl exterior painting project:

    Before Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

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    After Stucco Repair and Exterior Painting Photo

    After:

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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

    ceiling repair-Rockledge Florida

    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


    ceiling repair-Rockledge Florida

    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


    Rockledge knockdown texture-ceiling repair

    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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    By: Paul Peck

    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


    Pool Patio - Ceiling Repaired - Knockdown Texture - Merritt Island

    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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