If the water has damaged your ceiling then do not worry. It can be fixed and repaired if the damage is not severe. You can easily do it on your own. Here are some DIY tips that will help   you in fixation and repairing of your water damaged ceiling.

Things you will need for this are

  • Towels
  • Ladder
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Knife
  • Sandpaper
  • Screw driver
  • Ceiling paint
  • Tarp
  • Joint compound
  • Buckets
  • Primer

 

DIY tips for fixation of water damaged ceiling

Your ceiling may be of plaster, drywall or any other material but water can damage it and if you do not fix or repair this damage in time then this damage can become sever. Mold growth takes place and it is not good for your health. Following are some DIY tips to be followed to repair the los angeles water damaged ceiling.

 

Step 1 – Stopping the Source of Water

First of all you should inspect about the source of water and then try to stop that source from where water is coming and damaging the ceiling. This should be your very first step toward fixation of los angeles water damaged ceiling. Without stopping the source of water, the repairing work cannot proceed.

 

Step 2 – Drying the Ceiling (Above and Below)

Now you should use the ladder and the towels to dry the ceiling (above and below) so that further repairing can be done. The wet ceiling is not feasible for further fixation. Cover your furniture and floor from tarp so that the repairing process cannot damage them. Drying can be done through the fans or vacuums if towels are not available. If your ceiling is saturated then you have to make it completely dry before the repairing process starts.

 

Step 3 – Removal of the Damaged Parts of the Ceiling

The loose and bulging parts of the ceiling must be removed so that the repairing process can proceed. You can use putty knife or paint scraper to los angeles water damage removal from parts of ceiling.

 

Step 4 – Preparation of the Ceiling Surface

With the help of a sand paper you must smooth the uneven surfaces in the ceiling. Big holes in the ceiling must be filled with help of plaster or dry wall sheets. Smaller holes can be filled only with the help of joint compound.

 

Step 5 – Prime and Paint

Now the last step is to apply a good primer and single or double coats of a ceiling paint. This would help in concealing stains that does not look good on the ceiling after repairing process.

 

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