iii) Ceiling

In this section, we would go through the inspection of the ceiling which would also include any false ceiling that is attached to the actual ceiling. The surface of the ceiling should be painted and plastered smooth.

In general, the rules for inspecting walls are also applicable to ceilings.

The surface should be smooth and free of brush marks. Similarly there is a need to ensure there are no signs of dampness or patchiness.

Colours of the wall must be uniform and consistent.

The visual inspection should also include checking for cracks, peel-offs, chip-offs, blisters and pinholes.

Wall edge lines or joints to the ceiling are to be straight and consistent.

In summary, the following are the key areas to look out for when checking for ceiling defects:

  1. Surface should be smooth
  2. Free of brush marks
  3. No sign of dampness or patchiness
  4. Uniform and consistent colour
  5. No visible cracks, peel-offs, chip-offs, blisters or pinholes
  6. Edges should be straight and consistent