So… I’ve got 3 holes in the kitchen ceiling, around 5/8″ wide.
What would you do and use for a seamless repair and finish?
I have ideas on what to do for most of these repairs, but it’s be interesting to hear how your experiences would lead you to tackle them.
I picked up some 3M patch + primer compound and self-adhesive aluminum mesh patching compound, which I think could do the trick. I also have a small tub of joint compound and thin fiberglass mesh tape in case it works out better, and because there are other things that need fixing.
So what do you think? Tape or patch + spackle? The 3M patch + primer seems appealing, and they claim that it won’t shrink but dries fast.
Next up, this is what happened when I used special non-marring pads between my spring-loaded photo poles and the painted ceiling. Weird, right? I’m guessing maybe… I don’t know. It’s a weird stain. I’m thinking some kind of chemical reaction.
There are a few other spots where there are light stains, this one was more pronounced, and the paint stuck to the white non-marring pad and looks to have taken a piece of the drywall paper with it.
A tiny bit of spackle or joint compound, plus primer, plus a fresh coat of paint?
We had the kitchen renovated 2 years ago. This is what happened on the living room side of things. There are 3 marks like this. Nail pop-outs?
There are 2 marks like this in my son’s room too, also in the corner, possible when the siding was repaired last year.
So… knock it flat, sand and spackle? I’m clueless on this one.
There’s just this one spot. Scrape, spackle, sand, and repaint? Nobody will ever notice this, but I’m worried one of my kids will investigate and make things a whole lot worse.
The baseboard caulk right near the air vent was all dried out and cracked during the winter. What’s a good way to repair this so it’s not as unsightly next winter when it dries out again?
Scrape, recaulk with something that shrinks less, and then touch up the paint?
This is what happens when a door is removed, and the new frame doesn’t quite reach where the old one did. The paint is peeling, and gap between frame and wall (to the left) is maybe an inch wide.
It bugs me, but I don’t think there’s anything that can realistically be done about this.
The fireplace stone juts into the garage. There are some gaps where the drywall and mud just couldn’t get into, here and around the corner.
If it’s just a cosmetic thing, I’m leaving it as-is.
I don’t know what happened here. It’s the hallway wall, between kitchen and living room.
There are bubbles (bottom left), and raised parts (left and right). Did they rush-spackle and also paint over tape from when there was a temporary dust barrier put up?
I have no idea what I’d do here. This is too big of a repair for me to want to attempt anytime soon, but maybe I can tackle it in small steps every time I have to patch, repair, or paint somewhere else in the house.