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Old 04-28-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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I did a drywall install on the ceiling about a week ago , it looked good but i just got a call back saying it was some areas that are liked puffed out or lumps in the ceiling. Where did I go wrong ?

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I did a drywall install on the ceiling about a week ago , it looked good but i just got a call back saying it was some areas that are liked puffed out or lumps in the ceiling. Where did I go wrong ?
Blisters???bad board???Lightboxes?
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wheres catzar when we need her?
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I did a drywall install on the ceiling about a week ago , it looked good but i just got a call back saying it was some areas that are liked puffed out or lumps in the ceiling. Where did I go wrong ?
A break on the back of board, maybe? Insulators ?? blown insulation
after the ceilings were hung ??? Hatchet marks from setting top nails on top sheets?? what brand of rock?
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A pic would really help narrow down the options. Could be anything.
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You probably shouldn't have run screws through those water pipes
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I used 1/2" ultra light boards , Its no boxes covered . I think it was a problem in the finish . Sanding maybe .......
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Did you do the screws by hand with to much mud, then sanded and you thought it was flat, but when painted it now looks like lumpy or puffy spots
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Sounds like you humped your joints.
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sounds like loose paper ..puffy?? lumpy?/ ruff tex.
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This def sounds like the problem . I did a ceiling job about six months ago and the same thing happened . How do I fix it , and what am I doing wrong that it happens sometimes ?
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I also had a few lumpy seams when I first used the light weight rock. For me it was a sanding issue. The lightweight stuff doesnt hold screws as well as regular rock. Make sure the sheeets arent moving first. Get a 4ft level to gauge how bad they are . Then get out you biggest knife and double up the seams. Make sure to not build up middle any more and dont be afraid to leave a slight ripple on feathered edges. Sand flat with 500w light. From now on with the light weight stuff I will be using an idiot stick for my ceiling joints instead of my 360. The 360 seams to not work for for the LW.
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You might need to wipe your tape a little tighter to begin with. You don't want to start out with a bump and you can if you leave to much mud while laying your tape. Taping is just an ILLUSION nothing is really as it appears.
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I got the call back after it was painted . So sand through the paint , widen the seam , and sand ? and paint ?
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Not a good idea to try and sand through the paint, Thats tough to do and when you do break though to the mud you will eat out the mud and leave paint ridges, You need to plaster wide or a full skim and start again.
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Did you say "puffy".That's a blister without a doubt(no mud behind tape).
You tried to sand it flat & as soon as "wet" paint hit it,it "blistered" & feels puffy,meaning air is behind your tape.
You must cut all the "puffy" spots out & learn how to tape.
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Did you say "puffy".That's a blister without a doubt(no mud behind tape).
You tried to sand it flat & as soon as "wet" paint hit it,it "blistered" & feels puffy,meaning air is behind your tape.
You must cut all the "puffy" spots out & learn how to tape.
Wow learn how to tape...Thats a bold statement...Anybody can get a air bubble....Well except you i guess...
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Did you say "puffy".That's a blister without a doubt(no mud behind tape).
You tried to sand it flat & as soon as "wet" paint hit it,it "blistered" & feels puffy,meaning air is behind your tape.
You must cut all the "puffy" spots out & learn how to tape.
It could be a number of things. until we ALL look at it...
who's to say?
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Wow learn how to tape...Thats a bold statement...Anybody can get a air bubble....Well except you i guess...
If you can't spot a blister before paint,Yes you need more practice.That's my opinion
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IF you see any loose paper.. remove it.. I think that's a quote from Smisner's
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