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  1. KatieMcT

    Stairway Ceiling- HELP!

    Hi- I own a home that was built in 1926. I am looking to repair the ceiling in my stairway. It is crumbling and cracking, especially right on the corner. It looks to be plaster but I am not 100% sure. Any advice on how to repair? Pics attached. Thank you!
  2. J

    Darker Stains on Ceiling

    I have these darker stains (very faint though) on the ceiling of my kitchen and living room. The ceiling is not wet, my roof is only a year old. I just recently noticed these stains because they are faint. Went into the attic, took the moisture temp of the wooden beams, and nothing reads above...
  3. neverold

    Ceiling paint

    Yesterday I scraped popcorn ceilings off in my bedroom. Wondering what type of paint I need to use now. Can I use general purpose interior wall paint for painting ceilings? I've got a couple of cans in the basement. Or ceiling paint is a must here? By the way, what brand do you recommend? Thanks.
  4. A

    No beam in the ceiling

    When I moved into my condo there was a slight crack in the ceiling. It actually looks like it was plastered over and extends pretty much the whole length of the dining room, about 10-15 feet. When I tried to nail up the dry wall, I noticed there was no beam anywhere near the seam where the two...
  5. T

    Flaking in ceiling

    Need some advice. We acquired an older property a few years back that had a kitchen ceiling with water damage from the past, just past a foot wide. (Culprit was apparently a lack of/damaged caulking in the bathtub/shower above, which was remedied). The damaged part of the ceiling was patched...
  6. wesley

    Carport Ceiling

    Ceiling by wesley posted Aug 5, 2018 at 5:32 PMThe roofers used long nails and you see the results. I'd like to find a low cost way to cover all this mess. Maybe some sort of panel or board attached to the rafters. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks, Wes
  7. S

    Water stains around tiny holes on ceilings smoke detectors

    I am looking at a 2 storey house and notice the popcorn ceiling smoke detectors (4 out of 5) have tiny holes drilled around them and there is stain markings around the tiny holes. Main floor has one smoke detector and it has this stain. 3 out of 4 smoke detectors upstairs have such stains. What...
  8. M

    Help! How to repair this wall? -Don’t know what it’s made of...

    Hello, Let me start off by saying - I am a first time home owner who is trying to figure things out as I go... At first I thought repairing these walls in my closets would be a fairly "easy" task... But now I'm second guessing myself. Coming here to get some tips. I'd love to do this repair...