Huzzah! A new question in the inbox! This one is from Casey:
Since you are a house-fixer-upper pro I have a good one for ya. We have a chrome tension-pole shower caddy that decided today to punch a hole right through the ceiling (We’ve had it in place since July). We grabbed a piece of the ceiling that was completely removed and we discovered that it’s totally plaster. How would you suggest repairing said hole? It’s a good 1.5″ in diameter.
I actually just ordered some Command stick-on-the-wall shower caddies early last week (cuz our chrome crap rusted so fast and looks awful), they haven’t arrived yet … too bad they didn’t come on Friday!!!
Thanks for the wink, lol.
There’s always the ready-made-stick-on patches. These are ok. Definitely the easiest way to go about it, although this will be less solid than another patching method.
I like this guys style more. He fills the hole with a new piece of drywall:
This guy’s balloon trick is a little over-the-top… but you get the idea. Stick a scrap of wood or drywall up into the ceiling through the hole, and find a way to secure it in place with glue or screws. You don’t necessarily need to make the hole bigger than it already is like this guy does. For a 1.5″ hole, just be creative to figure out how to glue a new 1.5″ piece of drywall into place so that it fills the bulk of the hole, then use the joint compound to fill all the gaps and cracks & smooth over the surface. Sand it. Add more joint compound if necessary. Sand it again. Repeat until you’re happy. Prime. Paint.
That’s it, you guys can totally handle it, just go easy on the dude next time you guys get frisky in the shower, ok?
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