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Cracked curved ceiling

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Deornoth, 20 Jan 2014.

  1. Deornoth


    20 Jan 2014
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    I just moved into my new home and I'm trying to get the main bedroom a little bit nicer before my fiancee moves in after we marry in March :)

    I was planning just to repaint, but then I got a bit carried away because of the cracks on the curves where the ceiling meets the wall. Half the room has coving; however, there are a couple of walls where the ceiling just seems to curve down to the wall. This is where there was cracking, and when I took the layer of paint off the ceiling (not sure what it was, since it pealed away quite easily with a wallpaper remover without even using any steam), I realised there was very bad cracking and it's rather crumbly.

    Even worse, there's one corner where I managed to pierce through the plaster coving into open space.

    I was planning to do the following:

    1) Climb into the loft and attempt to fill the whole I oh-so-skillfully created in my zealous wall-paper removal.

    2) Buy some type of flexible polyfilla and go over the cracks

    3) Repaint the ceiling with some type of ceiling paint (do I need anything special?)

    I would love to have coving on the curved bit of ceiling just like the rest of the room; however, I guess there is some good reason why the ceiling is curved?

    Please advise - and appreciate that I have not a lot of experience at DIY. I need to got this sorted in the next month or else I'll have a very disappointed wife!

    Here's a photo:


    Kind Regards,

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  3. Cabbyfan


    27 Oct 2013
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    Congrats on pending nuptials ! I watching the 2nd season of auf wiedersehen pet at the moment so perhaps this forum can be your magnificent 7 lol.

    Hard to tell from the picture but filling the hole with filler might be tricky if you have nothing behind it to fill onto. Much as I hate the stuff, a squirt of expanding foam may fill the void and give you a base to fill and then sand flush before painting.
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