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Bulging Ceiling From a Water Leak

My basement sheet-rock ceiling seam bulges, about 3" wide and 6 ft. long (from a water leak). How can I get ride of this slight bulge (1/16") as I paint the ceiling?

Thanks,

Susan from Washington, DC

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By guest (Guest Post)
March 2, 20070 found this helpful

im sorry to tell you this but there are 2 options one is spackel the whole ceiling to hide it or cut the part out that buldges and replace with new drywall. you will need help because it is over your head.

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By guest (Guest Post)
August 8, 20070 found this helpful

Try plaster washers (McFeeleys.com) if the drywall is dry and not damaged from the water. You screw these into the drywall at the studs and it will pull the drywall up.

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