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Flat ceilings

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  • Flat ceilings

    I, am a builder here in Ohio, I love flat ceilings
    as does my drywaller but he is very hesitant to
    do them. He says he has had too many problems with
    screws popping & for some reason has had the tape
    telegraph through. Another reputable builder in my
    area refuses to do flat ceilings for customers due
    to these problems in the past. Is there any
    technique for doing flat drywall ceilings or am I
    best not doing them. Thank You

  • #2
    Re: Flat ceilings

    In my area northern New England ,Thats all I do smooth ceilings and walls,I very rarely will do any texturing.The biggest problem I find is the woodshrinkage and movement,settling of the house would cause these types of problems.In this area almost all homes have strapped ceilings.Its not really the technique of the taping,but the actual structre or technique of the framing.Also using flat ceiling paint to hide any high lighting conditions will help.


    • #3
      Re: Flat ceilings

      Try gluing the drywall to the ceiling joists to help prevent the screw from popping.


      • #4
        Re: Flat ceilings

        Plastering the ceilings will solve all your problems.


        • #5
          Re: Flat ceilings

          Best things you can do for that is.

          Heat the house well for e or 4 days to let wood expand well.

          use 5/8 drywall to give it a stiffer flatter look.

          use glue and screws with good hangers.

          along with a good finisher you did all you can do for making it look flat the rest is up to the builder in my opinion.