There are few things as alarming as looking up at your ceiling and seeing a large, jagged crack or a blotchy water stain. Ceiling damage is usually a symptom of deeper issues, but once these underlying issues are fixed, you need ceiling repair. Wichita, KS homeowners and residents in surrounding communities can benefit from the ceiling repair services offered by our Wichita handyman team. Simply give us a call to get started on your ceiling repairs today.

An attic with a wooden floor and exposed walls.
A handyman using a putty knife to spread joint compound over a seam between two new drywall sheets that have been installed on a ceiling during an appointment for ceiling repair in Wichita, KS.

Looking for more information before getting in touch? We have you covered. Below, we’ve outlined the main types of Wichita ceiling repair, our repair methods, and some frequently asked questions we receive about our Wichita ceiling repair service.

Mr. Handyman’s Services For Ceiling Repair In Wichita, KS

With an average of 10 years of experience under their belts, our handyman experts are no strangers to doing ceiling repair in Wichita, KS according to code requirements. Some types of ceiling issues lead to structural damage, but only the most widespread structural issues require us to do a complete replacement. More commonly, we’ll only have to remove the damaged area.

Though the steps involved in our services vary according to the type of damage, you can expect your service professional to take some or all of the following steps:

  1. Shut off the power and remove any lighting fixtures or ceiling fans in the way.
  2. Remove the area of damage using a drywall saw.
  3. Create a patch out of a new piece of drywall.
  4. Secure patch to existing joists using drywall nails.
  5. Apply a thin coat of joint compound to the seams using a drywall knife.
  6. Apply drywall tape to seams.
  7. Apply drywall mud over tape and nail holes.
  8. Apply additional coats of drywall compound to patch until fully covered.
  9. Use a sanding sponge to smooth the area.
  10. Clean up drywall dust.
  11. Apply a fresh coat of paint or two, or any other finishes required to match the surrounding ceiling.
  12. Reinstalled light fixtures and fans that were removed.

If you’re familiar with drywall repair, you’ll notice that the steps are similar. Unlike drywall repair, we’ll probably perform your Wichita ceiling repair on a ladder, depending on your ceiling height. Keeping the above steps in mind, each of the below types of damage will influence the details of these steps, or whether all of them are needed.


Cracks can form through poor drywall installation, natural foundation settlement, or maybe a warning of foundation issues. If you’ve lived in your home for many years without issues, cracks could be a sign of foundation trouble. Take the time to consult an expert before having these cracks filled.

Drywall crack repair doesn’t usually require your handyman to remove chunks of Sheetrock first. Instead, he’ll either apply joint compound directly to the cracks, or he’ll cover the cracks with joint tape followed by compound.


Sagging and water stains indicate drywall ceiling water damage. Brittle paint layers can be a result of poor-quality paint but may also indicate a slow ceiling leak. Water leaks are often the result of a plumbing leak, but may also indicate that you need roof repair, or depending on the extent of the damage and staining, roof replacement. Once you’ve got these issues sorted, our ceiling repair contractors will follow the directions above almost step by step.


Our handyman experts are so experienced in ceiling repair that they can even repair your textured ceiling. We most often do popcorn ceiling repair (and popcorn ceiling removal for customers who are ready for a change), but we can make seamless repairs to almost any kind of ceiling texture.

Your Locally Owned And Operated Handyman Company

Unlike other ceiling repair companies in the Wichita area, we see quality workmanship as a given rather than a goal. By hiring talented handyman professionals with a passion for producing quality work and by offering a one-year workmanship warranty, we guarantee that our customers not just in Wichita, but in the surrounding areas of Derby, Eastborough, Schulte, and beyond will always be satisfied with the workmanship they receive.

Our goal is to go above and beyond customer expectations by providing exceptional and unrivaled customer service. We do this by:

  • Providing no-obligation accurate assessments
  • Clearly communicating with our customers throughout every step of the process
  • Being open and honest
  • Giving our customers the opportunity to ask questions
  • Finding the best solution for each customer’s unique goals and needs

Find out why so many Wichita homeowners choose us for ceiling repair in Wichita, KS by setting up an appointment for an on-site estimate today!

FAQs For Ceiling Repair In Wichita, KS


Traditional drywall is the same as Sheetrock. The only difference is that Sheetrock is a specific brand of drywall. In this sense, all Sheetrock is drywall, but not all drywall is Sheetrock.


Yes, as long as it doesn’t have extensive damage. Severe water damage can cause damaged wood supports to rot, which would require the drywall to be removed so that the beams can be replaced.


This depends on your project size, extent of damage, and extent of repairs. Major repairs can take a day or more, while minor work can take a couple of hours. Your handyman expert will discuss your unique project timeline with you before service begins.


Plastering is usually done by plaster specialists, but we can use the same materials and steps for drywall damage as long as you only need minor work done. Damage that requires making alterations to wood laths and replacing entire sections requires the assistance of a plaster expert.

Need Professional Ceiling Repair In Wichita, KS? Contact Mr. Handyman Today!

Whether you need ceiling repair in Wichita, KS, or are interested in any of our other interior and exterior services, such as pressure washing, Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area has your back.

To discuss your project needs or to book your service appointment, give us a call. You can also fill out our online form with your project details and our customer service representatives will get in touch as soon as possible.

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