Scraped the popcorn ceiling, now what?
Debi53 on May 22, 2016If you want it to look right, you need to have a sheetrock specialist to put a skim coat on it and sand it smooth.. I would not recommend this as a DIY project, because there is an art to making this smooth. It shouldn't be expensive to have this done.Helpful Reply
Anna M.S. on May 22, 2016I agree with debi53. That is what I've seen done on several of the DIY/HGTV shows (Property Brothers and Fixer Upper). I would try a search on You Tube, also. I hope you did not have asbestos in that popcorn finish. Did you test, first? My home came with "knocked down" ceiling and orange peal walls. The knocked down surface covers inconsistencies in the ceilings surface perfectly. Even as a beginner, I have been able to duplicate both of those surfaces using a spray can product bought at the paint store on wall repairs, but I would not try a ceiling. The professionals have tools and plaster to do a perfect job.Helpful Reply
William on May 23, 2016I also agree with debi53 and Anna! You will need to have a skim coat put on by a drywall pro. In the past, I removed a lot of popcorn ceilings, patched, and skin coated. It was time consuming and costly for my clients. About fifteen years ago, 1/4" thick drywall was manufactured to solve the problem of having to remove popcorn and "knockdown" ceilings, patching, and skim coating. Comes in 4' x 10' sheets, screw them up, patch the seams, crown molding in the corners, prime, paint and a new ceiling. Less work, less time, less cost.Helpful Reply
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