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  1. Textured Ceiling Repair Tips

    A textured ceiling that's deteriorated or suffered water damage can be restored to new condition by scraping, priming, and then spraying new texture. It's simpler than it looks.

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  1. How to Apply Knock-Down Ceiling Texture

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    Use this simple technique to add character to walls and ceilings , and to help blend the old with the new while remodeling. Textures give smooth, flat walls and ceilings a new dimension that enhances a room. This is a great project for problem walls—the texture hides minor imperfections.

  2. How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

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    Repairing a damaged textured ceiling starts with replacing the damaged drywall underneath the texture. Here's the right way to prep the area for a new coat of ceiling texture.

  3. Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

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    When water leaks onto a drywall ceiling , ugly coffee-colored stains usually appear. Sometimes the ceiling texture will become saturated and start to flake off. We'll show you how to repair small damaged areas of typical "popcorn" ceiling texture. It's easy when you use a special texture patch now available in an aerosol spray can.

  4. Cathedral Ceiling Insulation

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    Solve moisture and rot problems in insulated cathedral ceilings with closed-cell foam insulation. It fills and seals the space and doesn't absorb moisture.

  5. How to Paint Popcorn Ceilings

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    Is your popcorn ceiling showing its age? Here's a hassle-free way to refresh it. Painting acoustical ceilings is easy—just use this approach.

  6. How to Paint a Ceiling

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    A professional home painter shares his tips for painting both smooth and textured ceilings , with equipment recommendations and tricks of the trade.

  7. Drop Ceiling Installation Tips

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    A 30-year pro shares his drop ceiling installation tips and demonstrates his techniques that will help you hang a suspended ceiling easier and faster. He shows how to lay it out, fasten grid angles and tees, keep the grid square, and cut the ceiling panels.

  8. Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling

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    Create an attractive beam and panel ceiling with just 2x4s and fiberboard. It’s inexpensive, easy to assemble and looks like a classic beamed ceiling when painted.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Bob Vila Radio: Removing Popcorn Ceilings

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    FromBobVila.com

    So-called "popcorn ceilings " became popular back in the 1950s and 60s, because they hid imperfections in ceiling surf...

  2. It's All in the Details—Tin Ceilings

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    FromBobVila.com

    A classic building material from the late 19th and early 20th century is experiencing a comeback. Fans of Victorian a...

  3. Painted Ceilings - 11 Colorful Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Ceilings are an often overlooked element of interior design. Sometimes referred to as the "fifth wall," the ceiling offers a wide-open expanse, a tempting blank canvas onto which a homeowner might paint a bold color, a soft hue, or even a stenciled pattern. Here are 11 rooms where ceilings are an ...

  4. Painted Ceilings - 11 Colorful Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Ceilings are an often overlooked element of interior design. Sometimes referred to as the "fifth wall," the ceiling offers a wide-open expanse, a tempting blank canvas onto which a homeowner might paint a bold color, a soft hue, or even a stenciled pattern. Here are 11 rooms where ceilings are an ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Hanging Border on the Ceiling

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to hang wallpaper borders on the ceiling .

  2. How to Paint the Ceiling of a Room

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video you will learn how to paint the ceiling of a room.

  3. How to Cut Ceiling Tiles

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    The Family Handyman expert, Wade Sides, will show you how to cut custom ceiling tiles and shadow lines along the wall.

  4. How to Cut the Ceiling for Painting a Room

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this video you will get a demonstration of how to cut the ceiling for painting.

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Blog Posts

  1. How to Locate Ceilings Fixtures

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  2. Decorative Tray Ceiling

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Framing A Decorative Tray Ceiling   A tray ceiling is a rectangular architectural feature that is either inverted or recessed. Tray ceilings can be plain, ornate, subtle or dramatic and almost always... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  3. Use Moroccan Stencils for Ceilings , Walls, Floors, and Furniture

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    FromPosts tagged: floors

    Don't tell my local mid-century modern group (Atomic Indy) but I'm kind of loving the whole Moroccan pattern trend. My first encounter was when I accidentally came across the My Marrakesh blog, by the lovely Maryam . Next, I found out about Melanie Royals , a San Diego stencil artist  who organized ...

  4. Roundup: Really Striped Walls and Ceilings

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    The commitment of some to indulge in their love of stripes is nothing less than remarkable. Seriously, prepping a room with tape for a regular paint job is a pain. But prepping a room--let alone a ceiling --to paint it in a striped motif, that deserves a round of applause. From vibrant to soothing, ...

  5. Week 3 Journal: Demolishing the Bedroom Ceilings (VIDEO)

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    FromPosts tagged: bathroom

    The first week of demolition on the Curbly House  went so smoothly, you kind of had to expect things would get worse in week two. And worse they did get. Read on to watch my weekly video journal and learn how  not to take apart a ceiling . As you (may) know, we're remodeling our hundred-year-old ...

  6. Texturing Ceiling Patches: An Epic Failure

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    FromDIY Diva

    I don’t want to give anyone the impression that it’s all “oh, look, I’ve never roofed a donkey barn before but I gave it a shot and it was a...

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