We’d had some ceiling water damage from a leaky vent pipe roof seal. After repairing the roof leak, we still needed to remove water logged drywall and finish it back out. Now neither of us are professional drywall finishers, but we follow along with Jennifer Allwood of The Magic Brush, and her technique for tissue paper painting provided the ideal solution for us.
Once we’d cut out the damaged drywall and patched in the new, we roughly filled the gaps around the patch with drywall joint compound and smoothed things out with a trowel. The beauty of the tissue paper technique is that the surface underneath doesn’t have to be perfectly smooth to look good. The wrinkly texture of the crumpled tissue paper hides all manner of ills.