WNY's Most Trusted

Ceiling Repair Experts


What sets us apart is our steadfast dedication to quality repairs and painting in one service, saving our clients the time, money and hassle of hiring two companies for one project. We take great pride in our ceiling repairs and continue to hone our unique skillset, ensuring that every project we undertake is performed with passion and care.

For nearly 15 years, we have maintained an impeccable reputation for restoring hundreds of ceilings to their former glory. It should be noted that we repair plaster damage with plaster whenever possible

Scroll down to see firsthand the transformations we can achieve.

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ceiling repair Amherst, NY
Ceiling damage from a plumbing leak, with knockdown texture. We repaired the hole with plaster, and painted the ceiling

ceiling repair Buffalo NY
This plaster ceiling was damaged by heat from the light. The previous homeowner likely used 2, 60-100+ watt light bulbs in the fixture and literally baked the plaster finish off the ceiling.
plaster crack repair
This home had a bunch of cracks in the walls and ceiling. We opened up the cracks to give the new plaster more to key into. When repairing plaster, you only apply material to the damaged area, unlike with drywall. Learn a lot more about repairing plaster here
ceiling repair
A major water leak. Two ceilings here, the original plaster ceiling and then a drywall ceiling below it. It is sometimes cheaper & easier to cover a damaged ceiling with new drywall than to fix the damage.
ceiling repair and painting
A service man working in the attic of this home in Williamsville NY mis-stepped, and created this hole in a bedroom ceiling. We repaired the hole in the ceiling and applied new popcorn ceiling texture. Then painted the ceiling.
water damage plaster ceiling and wall repair
This damage was the result of a small water leak. The corrosion is called Efflorescence which is a condition where (salt) deposits (in the form of a fluffy white powder) form on the plaster surface. All efflorescence must be removed prior to applying new patching material or there is a risk of re-starting the chemical process that caused the efflorescence in the first place.
ceiling repair
A plaster ceiling repair involving water damage. The only reason we did not open the cracks is because the ceilings and walls in this home are made out of cement-based plaster which is extremely dense and hard. Our attempt to fix the cracks would actually make the situation worse. So we opted to hide them instead. It should be noted, that the homeowners spent months trying to find someone willing to properly repair this damage until they found Carrigan Painting.
water damage drywall repair
Water damage drywall repair in this home. We are told this is due to not enough flashing where the roof meets the siding in the valley above this area. If your home faces East or West, and you live in one of those newer homes in East Amherst - Clarence Center (north of Greiner Rd, east of Transit Rd.), you may have this issue as well at some point. This is between the great room and the kitchen.
fix plaster cracks and drywall cracks
The 'repair' on the left is relying entirely on the adhesion of the last coat of ceiling paint. This is an example of wasted of time and money. The plaster ceiling above the ceiling paint (green) is free to move as the previous attempt at the ceiling repair doesnt actually attach to the plaster ceiling. Mesh tape that is properly applied can not be removed by pulling on it.

On the right, we chipped it out and opened it up. After this picture was taken, we scraped off the loose paint, and repaired the ceiling properly.

plaster bulge repair.
A fairly large plaster patch in this home in the Village of Williamsville. Our competition attempted to repair this ceiling. Unfortunately, the plaster keys that hold plaster ceiling in place were all broken. The result - this plaster ceiling was no longer attached to the lath and at risk of collapse! Once we knocked a hole in the ceiling, we carefully removed a section of ceiling spanning 4' x 6' by hand. We installed metal lath over the wood lath, applied plaster basecoat, then finished the plaster patch with lime and Plaster of Paris. After which we primed & painted the ceiling
Carrigan Painting
Plaster ceiling repair

When to Call a Professional

Anyone can repair minor wall and ceiling damage, after all you can buy drywall mud, premixed in a bucket. All you have to do is apply it. Sand it smooth and ta da! Patched. Using the vast amount of information contained on this website, the average person should be able to figure out how to patch minor damage to walls and ceilings with relative ease.

Carrigan Painting

Its the more complicated damage is when its often a good idea to speak to the local ceiling repair expert about repairing the damage. When it involves large repairs, water damage, big holes, ect things can become a bit more complicated. Especially if it involves water! Which is why you should give us a call, or drop us an E-Mail. If you need a plumber we recommend Ed Youngs or Jeffrey Plumbing