How to Remove Popcorn Ceilings
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Liz on Aug 16, 2019
I would be concern that the pump sprayer would soak the sheet rock and lead to a potential mold problem. I've seen pop corn ceilings that were covered with bead board and they were beautiful! Much easier on your shoulders and neck! A friend painted her pop corn ceilings with 3 coats of white paint in an egg shell finish. She said it's much better than flat paint. The 3 coats of eggshell paint seemed to "lock down" the popcorn ceiling and it doesn't flake off at all. Another tip is to buy a bag of "grit" at a paint store. You stir this into any paint and it covers imperfections on walls and ceilings. Gives a nice "sand" surface. Check for the exact name of this product.
Christina on Aug 16, 2020
I had popcorn ceilings from the 70-80’s and thought I’d have to do this wetting down but good thing I first decided to climb a latter with a scraper to see just how difficult it would be. To my surprise the stuff just came off with the scraper as easy as can be. However, before I touched it I’d spent a sample to mail in lab to test for asbestos. Once I knew it was safe I just covered the floor with plastic and in a couple of hours a 12 x 12 ceiling was smooth.