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How to Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling | This Old House

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged ceiling. (See below for a shopping list and tools.)
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Shopping List for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling:
– 5/8-inch plywood [https://amzn.to/2V85L49] – 2×4 [https://amzn.to/2Vb9Fcw] – construction adhesive [https://amzn.to/2vEYrO5] – wood shims [https://amzn.to/2vysXcq] – 2-inch-wide painter’s tape [https://amzn.to/2VJNzNy] – fiberglass mesh tape [https://amzn.to/2DIGZN6] – joint compound [https://amzn.to/2VczVmG] – 1 1/4-inch drywall screws [https://amzn.to/2UR4vxf]

Tools for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling:
– drill/driver [https://amzn.to/2UR4vxf], fitted with 3/16-inch-diameter drill bit [https://amzn.to/2ZOk3pb] and 1-inch diameter spade bit [https://amzn.to/2IS3pQg] – drywall tip [https://amzn.to/2vxBUmq], for driving drywall screws to precisely the right depth
– hammer [https://amzn.to/2ZTYvYy] – caulk gun [https://amzn.to/2JaUh8T] – utility knife [https://amzn.to/2PJvJVz] – flat trowel [https://amzn.to/2XZZrsn] and plaster hawk [https://amzn.to/2IUjjcX]

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How to Repair a Cracked Drywall Ceiling | This Old House


  1. What if the crack is on the wall?

  2. Tom just grabs that fiberglass insulation like nothing. I would've had my mittens on fearing I'd get glass fibers stuck in my hands. He probably has worked with insulation so much it doesn't irritate his hands anymore!!! Living legend!!

  3. 6:23 "meeow" = ) Is it only me or everything looks so easy with Mr Tom? maybe just me sucking at diy

  4. He makes it look effortless whereas I’d be stuck at step one. 😅

  5. Do you think you can handle that? Helpful yet condescending 😂

  6. Such a gorgeous book – each shed is unique and inspiring, and I love all the tiny details Kotite features to help readers imagine how to create their own She Sheds https://www.youtube.com/post/Ugkxe9yi0sulKgsp0VJJCIrLWWkvVqcU7LFR . The feature on Dinah's Rustic Retreat is like something from a fairy tale. It's really inspiring to see how creative all these ordinary people are in making beautiful and useful spaces on a modest scale.

  7. The result is good, but it would’ve been so much easier to just replace the a 2sqf piece of drywall

  8. If I only knew the stuff Tom Silva's forgotten, I would be a smart man.

  9. “You think you can handle that” idk why but I found that hilarious.

  10. He is a shortcut genius.

  11. Three times the labor time, equals to a very expensive patch job! Anyone thinking this fix it, was the best way to approach the problem, has never done drywall work! Adhesive and 5/8 plywood, then screwing in countless drywall screws? Sorry, but didn't see anyone mention, the extra mud you needed to apply so as to level the ceiling, which i know for a fact, i'd see where that repair was done! They left out the primer coat, and finish paint on the ceiling!

  12. Man I love the extra info given

  13. Awesome! Now we can fix our ceiling! Thank you!!!

  14. Nice fix, but I still despise drywall.

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