Repairing a water damaged ceiling
July 16, 2015
Perhaps you have noticed some discoloration or marks on your ceiling due to water damage – this can be from a leak in your roof, or, if in a two story home from a broken pipe or other water source. Whether you fix the issue yourself or call in the professional ceiling repairers in Sydney – Sydney Wide Plastering, water damage if left can cause mould to build up or may even weaken the structure. It’s very important you address the issue and have your ceiling repaired professionally. Below are some tips to help you deal with the issue, but if you don’t know what you are doing give Sydney Wide Plastering a call, with over 21 years experience they are the complete interior specialists who can deal with any plastering issue in your home no matter how big or how small your problem is, and if you need help with painting – Sydney Wide Plastering provide professional painting services too.
- Find where the water is leaking from and repair or fix the problem
- Remove furniture from the area – or cover it with plastic and once the water source has been dealt with dry the ceiling – you can use towels, fans or a vacuum – you will need to dry the area above and below the ceiling. Mould forming is a danger so make sure the ceiling is completely dry before you start any repairs. The ceiling repairs team in Sydney from Sydney Wide Plastering can completely remove the damaged area for you. They will then replace the damaged area with new gyprock and paint the area – or whole ceiling for you so it all looks new, is dry and there will be no danger of mould forming.
- With the damaged area removed, sandpaper over the ridges, if you only need to fill holes use a joint compound
- Apply a coat of primer over any visible stains allow to dry and apply a second coat (if needed) When dry paint the whole ceiling to ensure a uniform colour.