Do it yourself ceiling repair. Main types of work
After the decision to start repairing such an important part of any dwelling as a ceiling, the main thing is to imagine exactly how you want to see it in the future. On this will depend not only the amount of upcoming work, but also the material costs for the purchase of certain types of building materials. Let's take a look at all the main types of work that a person who decides to start repairing the ceiling will need to do on his own.
Preparing the ceiling. From this stage begins any repair of the ceiling with your own hands, regardless of what kind of coating it was then decided to apply. The preparation for the repair of the ceiling begins with a thorough cleaning of its surface to a solid base from the old putty, wallpaper and paint. If these actions are not performed, then the surface may crack later. All seams at the joints of plates is important to close well. There are several options: you can seal them with cement mortar (one share of cement for three fractions of sand; adding a small amount of PVA glue to this solution),glue the seams with PVA glue with a building bandage, or simply putty. Chips on the ceiling must first be cleaned, and then moistened with water and sealed with putty. She should also fix up the elements of fasteners and joints of sheets of drywall. After these works have been completed, the ceiling must be cleaned with sandpaper, after which it is necessary to remove residual dust from it.
At the next stage of the preparation of the ceiling, it should be well saturated with primer. This is done so that in the future with time nothing will fall from it. The deeper the ceiling surface is impregnated with a primer, the better the repair will be made. If the differences in the ceiling are more than three centimeters, it is not necessary to do the preparation work - this surface is best leveled using a stretch ceiling or drywall.
The next step, depending on what kind of ceiling repair you decided to do with your own hands, may be painting the ceiling. In order for this type of work to be performed as best as possible and last more than one year, it is necessary to choose not only good paint, but also a tool of appropriate quality.Painting the ceiling will require the following things: a wide paint brush (its width is from fifty to seventy millimeters), a roller from twenty-five to thirty-five centimeters wide, painting tape, a good stepladder, a tray for brushes and rollers and, of course, paint.
It is important to start painting only after the surface has been primed, otherwise the ceiling can very quickly absorb moisture and even the best paint will dry out quickly and lose its properties, and over time it will simply begin to crumble. This can spoil almost the entire repair of the ceiling with your own hands. After the primer dries well, you first need to tint the darkest stains on the surface. When painting the corners of the ceiling, you must start from the farthest angles relative to the entrance. They are painted with a brush so that painting with a roller on the entire main surface of the ceiling does not spoil the painted corners and the lines connecting the ceiling with the walls.
To avoid paint smudges from the roller during the painting of the main part of the ceiling, it is not necessary to dip the roller completely into the paint.It is enough just to roll it in the tray, adding there in advance a little paint. After that, the roller must be squeezed out and additionally removed the excess paint with a brush. It should also be remembered that the paint should cover the roller with a uniform layer.
It is important to remember that for the normal painting process in the room it is desirable to completely eliminate drafts, avoid direct sunlight and not to include a large number of heaters. This is necessary in order to avoid quick drying and drying of the paint.
A good solution for any room can be the installation of a stretch ceiling. It can decorate the interior of almost any room and will last for many years. This product is made of PVC film and is divided into several types - a ceiling made of vinyl film (its width varies from one to three meters), a seamless ceiling (it can be up to five meters wide) and a so-called artistic stretch ceiling (its surface can be decorated with an image). customized order).
The advantages of this type of coating are many, for example, beauty, manufacturability, “masking” any construction defects and elements of engineering systems, as well as a guarantee that no cracks will appear on such a surface over time.The disadvantages of such a coating include high cost, insufficient frost resistance and installation complexity. In addition, the surface of the stretch ceiling is very easy to damage with any sharp object.