What is the cleanest way to get popcorn ceiling down?

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  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 06, 2018
    Get someone else do the cleaning .....It's a messy job!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 06, 2018
  • 2dogal 2dogal on Apr 06, 2018
    There is no cleanest way. Put down thin plastic sheeting that comes in rolls and spray a section of the ceiling. Scrape off. Do another section....Fold up plastic sheeting and throw away.
  • Peter Peter on Apr 06, 2018
    BEWARE!! Popcorn ceilings from the 1970s or before may contain asbestos!!
    Have a PRO examine it .
  • Grace Gleason Grace Gleason on Apr 07, 2018
    Forget removing it. Install something over it: Tin or faux tin ceiling tiles, beadboard, planks, etc. I'm going to do that to mine this year.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Apr 07, 2018
    the CLEANEST WAY is to have someone else do it.... removing popcorn ceilings is VERY messy.... We found that putting a heavy tarp down to catch the popcorn stuff works well... then just sweep it up and put it in a trash can. Don't try and roll it up and carry it out like a burrito.... wet popcorn stuff gets really heavy, really fast (tried it by leaving the old carpet down and scraping the ceilings... took 4 men to get it out the door, down the hall, and out to the pickup truck for dumping) The second time we had a tile floor and just let it fall, swept it up into a trash can (empty often.. gets heavy) then we just vacuumed and mopped the tile floor... much easier.
  • Linda Linda on Apr 07, 2018
    If budget permits hiring someone to do the job, be sure the words “complete cleanup” appear in the agreement.
  • Lynn Lynn on Apr 07, 2018
    There ya a long arm scrapping tool that attaches a bag and as you scrap it falls into the bag. Try your home improvement stores.