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I've got a small hole in the bathroom ceiling about 7" x 2.5" approx where some pipes had been, they've been removed so the hole isn't needed but I now need to patch it up.

Anyone got any advice on what the best way is to patch it up?

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I've got a small hole in the bathroom ceiling about 7" x 2.5" approx where some pipes had been, they've been removed so the hole isn't needed but I now need to patch it up.

Anyone got any advice on what the best way is to patch it up?

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I've got a small hole in the bathroom ceiling about 7" x 2.5" approx where some pipes had been, they've been removed so the hole isn't needed but I now need to patch it up.

Anyone got any advice on what the best way is to patch it up?

Is it artexed?

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Chewing gum.

.... only a guess, strips of wood pushed up into the hole, secured then finished off smoothly with some poly filler. ;)

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I've got a small hole in the bathroom ceiling about 7" x 2.5" approx where some pipes had been, they've been removed so the hole isn't needed but I now need to patch it up.

Anyone got any advice on what the best way is to patch it up?

Why not hang some twigs from it, thus increasing the value of your house.

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If it were me I would fit a speaker into it and then you could fit a sound system....and listen to cool music whilst having a soak. ;)

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Hey I've a similar problem.

From a leak roof. Repaired.

It is artexed, there is a bit of a bow in the plasterboard which is nailed up to joists.

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No.

It's plaster board.

Not so much of a problem...Artexing can be a right bugger to get right, esp. if your using a fancy pattern...

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Easiest way is to cut strips of Plasterboard about 2" wide to fit around edges of hole with circa 1" overlap of hole. Fix these with "Good As Nails" or similar.

This provides support for the filling piece all round.

Cut piece of plasterboard to fit hole, leaving a small filling gap. Chamfer edges of strips and large piece at 45 deg to create filling hole.

Glue in main bit (With G As N): rub down all around: and fill small gap; finishing off with a damp sponge to surface. Fill cracks when dry.

Paint or re-texture using ready mixed texture glop.

Tip to "Artex"; use either new sponge which is slightly damp and keep washing it off as you work.

Apply with the sponge and stipple, by simply prodding the fresh textured finish, repeatedly and rotating the position of the sponge with your wrist.

If the sponge by itself fails to replicate the finish you need, put in a plastic bag. Like a freezer bag.

If the finish is "Combed" then you need to make a comb: use plastic kitchen spatula and cut "V" shapes at the end.

Enjoy!

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Cut a piece of plaster board that is slightly bigger than the hole.

Pace a hole in the centre of the board, pass a piece of string through the board and fix it on the back using a nail or wooden dowel.

Use either gripfill or similar on the edge on the new piece of board, or if you have access on the original ceiling.

Maneuver the slightly bigger repair panel into place and make sure its a all aligned correctly.

Place a small weight on the end of the string, enough to pull the to repair panel firmly down on the ceiling.

Go have a beer

Once the bond has dried fill using poly filler by slowly building up the recess to just below the ceiling level then finish with a skim of poly filler

Rub it down and paint.

If the hole is small then it may be easier to slightly enlarge it to make the repair easier.

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Cut a piece of plaster board that is slightly bigger than the hole.

Pace a hole in the centre of the board, pass a piece of string through the board and fix it on the back using a nail or wooden dowel.

Use either gripfill or similar on the edge on the new piece of board, or if you have access on the original ceiling.

Maneuver the slightly bigger repair panel into place and make sure its a all aligned correctly.

Place a small weight on the end of the string, enough to pull the to repair panel firmly down on the ceiling.

Go have a beer

Once the bond has dried fill using poly filler by slowly building up the recess to just below the ceiling level then finish with a skim of poly filler

Rub it down and paint.

If the hole is small then it may be easier to slightly enlarge it to make the repair easier.

...after first checking your cat is not up there. ;)

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I would cut the whole to make it square. Stick some wooded battens above the hole, stick as in with no nails or something.

Cut a square of plasterboard just shy of the exact measurements of the square hold. Stick that in the hole to the wooden battens.

The piece of plasterboard that you have put in will not be flush with the ceiling level because the ceiling will have plaster on it. Skim the repair with plaster to the ceiling level.

If you dont want to plaster then get the plasterboard flush with the ceiling level, polyfiller the gap around the edge and paint.

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I've got a small hole in the bathroom ceiling about 7" x 2.5" approx where some pipes had been, they've been removed so the hole isn't needed but I now need to patch it up.

Anyone got any advice on what the best way is to patch it up?

Put your house up for sale as a renovation project, people always seem to get sh1t loads more for their place if it needs doing up.

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If you had something nasty that we could all feel sorry about, you could call in the DIY SOS team. It would be worth it just to get Nick Knowles comfortably within striking distance!

(Actually Nick seems like a nice bloke, but, this being the otf, I simply couldn't help myself).

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The best way (and probably quickest)....

Mind you a ceiling would be trickier!

yep, exactly what I said to do.

Would be easier to do a ceiling with a full sized plastering trowel.

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The best way (and probably quickest)....

Mind you a ceiling would be trickier!

yeah..till the next time they kick the door open, that patch is going back into the wall space.

cowboys.

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yeah..till the next time they kick the door open, that patch is going back into the wall space.

cowboys.

I think that he just really like diy and filming himself, anyone else would have just fitted a door stop :D

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yeah..till the next time they kick the door open, that patch is going back into the wall space.

cowboys.

Without a stop any patch would suffer.

Still the best way, not easy getting a flat surface finish, without multiple fill passes and proper sanding through the grades.

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