Repair ceiling panels - that's how it's done

Ceiling panels are used in a variety of designs and colors. Again and again it can come to various damage to the panels. How you can repair ceiling panels, we have summarized for you afterwards.

Ceiling panels are available in countless versions

Ceiling panels are extremely popular. They create a cozy atmosphere, are extremely easy to assemble and the prices are among the cheap alternatives. Of course, there are ceiling panels in a variety of designs. Here are the key distinctions:

  • Wooden panels smooth, milled, clear or lacquered or lacquered
  • Panels of colored plastic
  • Panels of laminate or plastic or wood composites with foil coating

Various approaches to repair ceiling panels

From this it is already deduced that there is no blanket option for repairing ceiling panels. In addition, it must be distinguished whether the panels themselves are damaged (composite materials as well as wood), or the surface has damage. This can be discoloration, cracks, moisture damage, etc.

Damage to the carrier material (composite, plastic and wood panels)

If the ceiling panels themselves are damaged, the scope is also crucial. Cracks can be filled and sanded with wood or plastic spatula. Otherwise, defective panels must be replaced.

Repair coatings of ceiling panels

This leads us directly to the coating of panels. Wood nature is very easy to repair. The specialist trade offers numerous fillers, which can be exactly matched in color. This also applies to plastic and other composite panels, if their surface coating is uni, ie monochrome. This also works for patterns and shades, but becomes much harder.

Special case moisture damage

Special attention should be given to moisture damage. Simply repairing these is not enough. The reason for the moisture must be found and eliminated. In most cases, it will be condensation (condensation) that indicates improper building insulation, sealing or insufficient ventilation.

The cause search can be quite complicated, but must be corrected. In the damp panels, fungal spores can often multiply well and significantly endanger the health of the inhabitants. Moisture damage resulting from condensate should therefore not be taken lightly.

Of course, it looks similar with other moisture damage. Leaky pipes or points with water ingress must be identified and eliminated. Otherwise, repairing the ceiling panels is only a temporary solution, the next repair will be back soon.

Tips & Tricks

If these repair options do not work, either the panel or the entire ceiling must be replaced, if it is a special design, it is not (ehr) available. These are the situations in which it turns out that it does not make sense to glue ceiling panels. Most are but tongue and groove boards, which are attached with small angles. To renew a panel, you must remove all the panels up to this one.

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