An earlier post moved me to ask about this…
Our living room ceiling is in rough shape. it was roughly texture-coated with a JC/paint mix (along with all the walls) by the previous owner and has suffered some damage and patching over the years. I am not handy enough with joint compound to skim coat the whole 11’x22′ area.
So, I am thinking to lay up another layer of drywall against the existing layer. To minimize seams, I’d like to use 4’x12′ sheets trimmed to 11′, but the box stores only sell this in 1/2″ thickness (not sure if it even comes thinner than that?). Placing a square against the intersection of the ceiling and wall reveals that there’s about an inch of sag close along that intersection (it’s an old house). I am guessing the new 1/2″layer probably won’t bend to fit that sag. I don’t mind covering the intersection with crown moulding, but I’m wondering how to fill that gap between the old layer and the new? Joint compound? beveled wood strips? Should I glue and screw or just screw it?
I’d like to get to get some input and hints from folks who have done such jobs before I get halfway into this and get stumped somehow. (I’d say I don’t want to screw up, but, really, that’s exactly what I have to do.)
Thanks very much for any suggestions and Happy Thanksgiving!