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

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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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Lanai ceiling

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texture feathered out for blending

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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?

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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

Barry the cable guy stepped thru my popcorn ceiling!

One of my customers recently got more than cable tv and wireless internet, when Barry the cable guy went to run a couple new cables. Barry accidently stepped on the drywall ceiling from the backside while maneuvering across the trusses up in the attic over the living room hall.
Mr. Jones said he heard a very loud Crunch and Thud. When he went to see what had happened, Barry’s leg was hanging out of the popcorn ceiling! Drywall and insulation was all over the floor. Thankfully Barry was not injured.
This is where I come into the picture. Mr. Jones sent an estimate request through my website which went to my phone. After speaking with Mr. Jones, I went out to have a look and secure the drywall ceiling. Once the cable company ok’d the estimate, I went back and repaired the attic step thru and re-sprayed a popcorn texture blending it into the existing popcorn ceiling.

Here’s a few of the Before and After Photo’s of the Popcorn Ceiling Repair:

Attic Step Thru- Ceiling Repair-Popcorn Texture




Attic Step Thru- Popcorn Ceiling Repair

Barry the cable guy was here…

Dust Containment- Plastic Bubble

Dust Containment- Plastic Bubble

Drywall Installed

Drywall Installed:

Drywall Finhised with Hot Mud

Drywall Finhised with Hot Mud

Popcorn Texture Sprayed

Popcorn Texture Sprayed:

Ceiling Repair- Popcorn Spray Texture- After Photo

After (still wet): Will turn white as it dries.


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