Renovation work can sometimes require a considerable budget. However, there are effective but less expensive ways to bring a new shine to your rooms. Here, we’ll talk about renovating a ceiling. If you see the slightest mold or crack on your ceiling, it should be repaired as soon as possible to avoid aggravating the damage. Among the several options available to you to redo it. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of our tips and tricks to renovate your ceiling.
Repair small cracks with a smoothing compound
If the cracks are no larger than 3 mm, choose a smoothing compound. Choose the powdered bag, as it is more economical for renovating large surfaces. Count 5 to 10 dollars for a bag of 5 kg.
Apply a filler for large cracks
Cracks larger than 3 mm require the use of a filler.
Cracks larger than 3 mm require the use of a filler. This is usually in powder form. When applying it, be sure to apply a thick layer for a smoother finish. If the crack is larger, it is essential to put in place fiberglass or non-woven strip after the application of the coating. Count 2 to 5 dollars to acquire it.
Opt for plasterboard
Plasterboard is a material used for a fixed ceiling. These plates allow to hide the damaged subfloors and offer good thermal and acoustic insulation. They are fixed on the rafters, nailed on the cleats, or aimed at the furrings of a metal frame. It is necessary to foresee approximately 6 dollars for plasterboard of 2,50mx6m and approximately 8 dollars for plasterboard of 2,50mx1.20m.
Prefer PVC paneling
If your choice is oriented towards false ceilings, choose PVC paneling. It is very practical, resistant, and can accommodate direct water projections. In addition, it adapts to any type of atmosphere and style. To install it, staple or screw it directly to cleats or joists. You can also attach it to a suspended ceiling frame. It is an aesthetic coating by its appearance and its different colors but at a small price, which varies from 10 to 20 dollars.
Using rock wool insulation
Rock wool has an excellent phonic performance. It is also permeable, resistant, and incombustible. It is one of the types of ceiling insulation made by placing rolls of mineral insulation. This insulation is usually composed of a layer of kraft paper, which must be placed on the inside. Therefore, it is a good alternative to heating during the winter. You can buy it for 12 dollars.
Choose finishes at reduced prices
The use of a ceiling plaster
A plaster is composed of flexible and plasticized resin, which allows a relief rendering. It is also practical if you do not have a flat surface. To optimize its adherence, it is necessary to apply an undercoat. You can find a 15 kg pot of plaster for 8 dollars to cover a surface of 6 to 10 m².
The application of a ceiling paint
The ceiling paint is intended for a cement or plaster coating. It enlarges the room and brings light to it. Acrylic paint is the most commonly used. It is environmentally friendly due to its low solvent content. This type of paint is also suitable for any type of support. The choice between matte, satin, gloss, and lacquer finish depends on the atmosphere you are looking for in each room. The price of ceiling paint varies from one manufacturer to another. Sometimes 2 to 10 dollars can be enough.
Installing a polystyrene tile
A ceiling tile is very decorative and easy to handle. Allow at least 2 dollars for a molded polystyrene tile of 50×50 cm.
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