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in Vaughan and the GTA
in Vaughan and the GTA
For walls, ceilings and floors - Damage Repairs
Water damage on the ceiling can be an eyesore that festers and won’t go away with time. You must consider the damage as having an underlying reason which usually stems from bathroom or other leaks that ha happened, or in some cases, is still going on.
Water Damage Restoration
When we get a call for water damage repair, we first seek the cause if the customer has not already discovered it and we repair the source leak. It takes a professional approach to repairing the ceiling and the steps are as follows:
The water damaged area is removed (the drywall is usually beyond repair) and clean the immediate area up. Sometimes we can see the source if we were unable to locate it from above. We clean the area, recut and install the new piece of drywall and finish the repair with several coats of plaster to create a smooth level finish. This process is called skim-coating and is an acquired skill. It is very easy to leave ridges and valleys that will not be hidden by painting. Once the ceiling has been filled, skin-coated and sanded, a primer is applied leading up to the repainting of the whole ceiling area ie; whole room up to a break from a wall.
As a painting company that takes pride in workmanship, we are careful to assess the damage and to making sure we approach the repair correctly. One pitfall in leak repairs on ceilings is the finished surface and whether it is ‘popcorn’ or some other textured finished. In some cases we recommend repair with just scraping the area and filling with some applied stucco. It’s not perfect but can save a lot of money. Admittedly the eye can catch the repair, but it is much less noticeable than the original water damage.
When it comes to popcorn ceiling removal, the cost can be more than repainting. Imagine skim coating an entire room’s ceiling. An estimate can be upwards of $4.00 sq ft but recently it has become more desirable to have a smooth finished ceiling. The popcorn repairs and damage repairs are part of our interior painting crew. We have performed many ceiling and wall repairs and are always happy to come by and prepare a free quote for our painting services.
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