Common Plasterboard Ceiling Repairs

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Plasterboards are made from the inner layer of gypsum sandwiched between lining paper and are treated with various additives to give them properties like increased strength and lightweight. Plasterboard ceiling offers a number of advantages. One of them is the ability to cut down noise transmissions. This makes plasterboard ceiling a great way to achieve outstanding acoustics and block out any external noises.

Plasterboard ceilings are also relatively easy to repair. Some of the common plasterboard ceiling repairs include the following:

Sagging Ceiling Repair

This is mostly common in the older buildings. It is very easy to identify a sagging plaster ceiling because in most cases, the sagging is usually visible. However, the best way to check if your ceiling is sagging is by pressing upward on that specific area with your hand. Any spongy feel or breakage is a sign that your ceiling needs repair. Early sagging repair can prevent collapse of the entire ceiling. Repairing a sagging ceiling depends on the extent of the damage. You can fix slight sagging by reattaching the plaster using screws fitted with plastic washers, which are thin metal discs that increase the size of the screw head. These prevent the screws from pulling through the plaster.

Water Damage Repair

Water damage occurs where there is water leaking onto the plasterboard. The water causes ugly stains on your ceiling, and in worst-case scenarios, leads to the ceiling falling apart. Repairs begin with identifying the source of the water and fixing that. Actual repair work on the plasterboard includes removing the compromised bits using a keyhole saw and placing a patch in its place. Applying a sealer and paint helps conceal the repair work.

Holes in the Plasterboard ceiling

Holes in your ceiling may not necessarily be because of damage. They could be holes left behind during remodelling changes like a moved light fixture or fan. Repairing holes is simple and depends on the size of the holes. Repair work usually involves covering them with patches, for big holes, or applying sealer, sanding away any visible blemish and repainting the affected area to ensure uniformity.

Cracked Ceiling Repair

Cracks in the ceiling, no matter how small, are an eyesore and that take away the beauty of even the most classic design.  In addition, small cracks need to be dealt with early enough. Some cracks may be because of a weak attachment of the plasterboard to the lath behind it. Repair work involves fastening the plasterboard to the lath, widening the cracks and filling them with appropriate fillers.