Asked on Oct 19, 2017

Best way to remove a popcorn ceiling...

Nancy HawesJohnavallance82DesertRose


7 answers
  • Dse29621259
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I don't know but I am looking for this answer myself.
  • FL
    on Oct 19, 2017

    "Popcorn (acoustical) ceilings are a quick and cheap way to finish sheetrock ceilings and were all the rage in the '60s and '70s. Now, they have fallen out of favor somewhat, consigned to the fate of mullets, feathered hair and Angel's Flight jackets. Getting rid of popcorn ceilings is pretty easy, although working on the ceiling is a good workout for your shoulders." Read more here: Good luck!
  • KB
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Use a spray bottle with warm water. Mist a small section at a time, let it sit and scrape with a drywall/putty knife (wide one). Be careful not to dig too deep and scrape the drywall underneath. you will need to sand it and do some prep work before painting. Once you uncover it you will know. We are in the process of removing ours. It is messy but well worth it.
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 19, 2017

    When we removed our popcorn ceiling we covered everything and scraped it. It was not hard, just tedious. Since then we have seen it done with a vacuum attachment on a hose duct taped to the scraper. The shop vac caught nearly all the mess and was much easier clean up. You still need to cover everything with sheets or drop cloths or dust will settle on everything.
  • Johnavallance82
    on Oct 19, 2017

    This is one for the professionals as it could contain Asbestos....Better to cover it rather than strip!
  • Nancy Hawes
    on Oct 19, 2017

    A lot of work. Can apply sheet rock over ceiling. My husband used young and grove wood panels and covered the ceiling. Then used poly erthane . Everyone loves them and wants him to do their house.
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