Maybe you donīt lay awake at night looking at the damage on your ceiling, but you know itīs there, it looks ugly, and you have no idea how to fix it. As with most projects around your home, it may not be a matter of ability, just time.
Hiring a professional with experience--whether itīs replacing a just portion or a whole ceiling--can make a lot of sense. They can assess the amount of work needed, provide an estimate and schedule, and probably get the job done before you get around to making a list of whatīs needed to do the work yourself.
A professional can take care of water damage, replace sheetrock, and apply a textured surface. They will plaster, tape, and paint for a uniform, professional appearance.
If you donīt have the time or know the tricks, the repair work done by a pro can be a cost-effective investment. Just remember to check references if itīs a big job and get an agreement in writing so that your satisfaction is guaranteed with a warranty.