How do I remove popcorn ceilings?
How to remove popcorn ceiling that has been painted?
Does having a paint over a popcorn ceiling change how I'd remove the popcorn ceiling?
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There a lots of You Tube videos out there. I recommend hiring someone to do it. It is VERY messy and there can be asbestos in the texture. I have done it myself and also hired people to do it. I prefer the latter. They also were able to put a nice texture on the ceiling and I never found any debris from their job.
Cover floors and walls with plastic drop cloths. Warm water in a garden sprayer. Spray the ceiling and let it work. Use a 6" putty knife and scrape off. You can use a a tray or shallow box to catch the scrapings. Repair any damage with drywall patching compound. Prime with Kilz primer then paint.
First, make sure there is no asbestos present. If it is, you need to call a professional abatement company.
Cover walls and floors with protective plastic. Wear some type of hat or hair covering as well and old clothes. Saturate with warm water in a small section (maybe 3' square) and let it penetrate. Then you scrape. You can get a scrape that is on a long pole, that would be my recommendation to help save stress on your back and neck.
If you have a steamer, it may work better than spraying warm water.
I tried every solution recommended and none of them worked any better than water.
NOTE: If it has been painted, you are going to have an extremely difficult removing.
If it's not been painted you can scrape with a wide putty knife and wash off. May have to skim coat. Wear protective goggles. You can also cover it up with 1/2" drywall and finish smooth .
Use a nice wide joint knife like drywall finishers use to apply the mud (joint compound). Scrape it off. You’ll have to sand afterwards with a pole sander and drywall sanding mesh. It makes an industrial sized mess so use plenty of drop cloths.