Asked on Apr 28, 2017

What's the best way to clean a popcorn ceiling

Sylvia CandlerNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CACassandra Cinderela Armstrong


6 answers
  • C. D. Scallan
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Clean or remove ? To clean , I would use the round brush attachment to the hose of the vacuum and very lightly dab at the problem areas like corners and spider webs .

    To remove: attach 12 inch wide scraper to of shop vacuum with duck tape and go to town . You will love the new ceiling .
  • Mfbandit769
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Spray water on a workable area a few feet square to dampen(I just used a spray bottle), let it sit until the popcorn is soft and scrap with a wide putty knife. I'll warn you that it's a grueling and messy job. You'll likely run into what I did with having to spackle little spots left from recessed nail heads, etc. I'm going to hire someone to do the rest of my house.
  • Mfbandit769
    on Apr 28, 2017

    I should clarify that if you use the method I use you will get a glassy smooth ceiling. If you just "knock off" the high spots by scraping it when it's dry, you'll have a smoother popcorn ceiling.

    To clean, use a brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner.
  • Thank you..yes, i should have clarified....its those darn spiders webs that keep attaching to the popcorn just trying to get the webs removed...
  • I vacuum mine with the soft brush attachment on the vacuum cleaner. I can't stand the popcorn ceilings and will eventually have removed them and until that time, suck the ceiling clean! (Secretly hoping I will eventually suck off all the popcorn too . . .🤔)
  • Sylvia Candler
    on Apr 28, 2017

    No help about the ceiling but a question to you all about the spider webs. Does it seem that the spiders are worse than ever the last couple of years? I don't remember ever having to swiffer and vacuum this many webs every week!
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