If you have drywall ANYTHING in your house, you know what a pain it can be when it cracks. Not only does it look unsightly, but it flakes all over the place. Yuck. It’s even worse when it’s your drywall ceiling and your ceiling is chipped from above you. Double yuck. Don’t panic! You don’t need to settle with a chipping ceiling and you don’t have call an expensive contractor to fix it for you – you can fix it on your own with this simple tutorial! Watch the video below to see how.

The trick is in reinforcing the ceiling that has been cracked. The drywall is most likely on its own, with no layer to keep it sturdy. By using some carefully cut pieces of plywood and your drill, you can make the reinforcement yourself.

Here are the items and tools you’ll need to do the job:

Shopping List for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling:
– 5/8-inch plywood
– 2×4
– Construction adhesive
– Wood shims
– 2-inch-wide painter’s tape
– Fiberglass mesh tape
– Joint compound
– 1 1/4-inch drywall screws

Tools for Repairing a Cracked Drywall Ceiling:
– Drill/driver, fitted with 3/16-inch-diameter drill bit and 1-inch diameter spade bit
– Drywall tip, for driving drywall screws to precisely the right depth
– Hammer
– Caulk gun
– Utility knife
– Flat trowel and plaster hawk

What do you think of this DIY repair? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.