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Thanks! Last weekend I was putting in new light fixtures in the living room, and discovered that there is a popcorn cieling in that room too… covered with drywall. To answer your questions, we didn't have our ceilings tested. My house was built in the 60s and has plaster ceilings and popcorn which was spray painted over at least once.

Just thought I would make the following comments regarding textured ceilings. The stuff covers a lot of sins in the joint compound. Even if you have an extension pole, painting a ceiling is no easy task. Someone more expert could answer that one.

Reply Ted December 15, 2014 at 8:33 pm (2 years ago) No one has mentioned dry scraping the popcorn. thanks julian Jason Beaird March 16, 2006 at 7:41 am· My guess Juilian, is that ceiling has been painted a few times and the water isn't getting through the paint. do i have to sand it a bit and then patch it?

This will be my first experience removing a popcorn ceiling and I want it to look well done. Trending Now Boy George Taylor Swift Jason Taylor Garth Brooks Laura Ingalls Plaque Psoriasis Causes Elvis Presley Car Batteries Atlanta Falcons No Experience Jobs Answers Relevance Rating Newest Oldest Best Answer: Have you finished your ceilings yet? Those areas are the worst…for our guest room it required a lot of sanding and spackling.

Roll up the plastic and popcorn waste and put into a bag or wrap in more plastic. Does anyone have any hints about that? All you have to do is peel and stick the plastic right along the top of your walls. Terrifying from the first page to the last, The Dead Boyfriend is a heart-racing young adult novel from the master of teen screams himself.

I am completely covered, masked and use a special tool w/a bag attached. It’s best to work in a 2’X2’ square. Beside, all of our grandchildren love it that Grandma's ceiling has "stars.". Fill the garden sprayer with HOT Water.  The hotter the better.

  • If your ceiling hasn't been primed yet and still looks like ours did in the pictures above (brown with joints and nail holes spackled over), then you probably won't be able
  • We recommend that all homeowners removing their own popcorn ceilings call in the pros to test for asbestos.
  • I'm trying to see the whole picture because I don't really like my popcorn ceilings in a house that was built circa 1895.
  • Some people do like having a light texture because it hides any imperfections on the ceiling.
  • Pump the sprayer.  Pump, pump pump, and make sure you have it good and pressurized.  You want a good stream coming out that sucker, not a little trickle.  Also the pumping
  • Kit 3 years ago Subject: Popcorn We have scrapped many old ceilings using water & scrapping.
  • Now problem solved. :-) Reply Mariah November 28, 2014 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago) Love this tutorial.
  • Spray the solution on the popcorn ceiling.  The idea is to get it just wet enough so the stuff scrapes off easily, but not so wet that you soak the drywall

Should I spray again and keep scraping, then sand it down? Just wetting it a little bit makes it so much easier. Reply Eric Hegwer, Realtor September 22, 2016 — Post Author Looks good, doesn't it! I hope we live to enjoy our new ceiling.

Fancee) November 24, 2014 at 9:52 am (2 years ago) Wow!!! The Ugly: The joint compound wets the underlying popcorn. We did not sand the ceiling after we scraped it, thinking it looked good enough. As far as the living room ceiling goes… We really want to remove the popcorn there too, but I'm sure we're going to need to rent some scaffolding to get up

replyto Ken Ron 3 years ago Subject: Try This My shop vac came with a wide, flat nozzle that had a little lip on one edge. I did a buddy of mine's bedroom and the entire ceiling just about fell off without wetting. Step 1 ) My repair guy started by covering all the walls and the floor with the pre-taped plastic sheeting. Am I nutz or is everyone else being completely paranoid?

After wetting a 3 foot by 3 foot area, 9 square feet, wait exactly 2 min 37 seconds to let the stuff do it's job. Will probably be referring to it soon :) Reply Jenise November 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm (2 years ago) Thanks Mariah! As you can see, when you're done, you basically have your entire ceiling…on the floor.

After priming the ceiling they actually put a texture on it called knockdown.

If it has been painted the water will have a hard time softening the "popcorn" acoustic. Reply Jenise July 11, 2015 at 8:39 pm (2 years ago) Thank you Ryan for sharing that advice. Instead, just prime the drywall with a drywall primer like this one: http://amzn.to/1Ovn1po. Hope that helps!

It can be done! Some previous owner sprayed popcorn all over the place - probably directly on the plaster. My first apartment had popcorn ceiling and it just always seemed dusty and gross. They tried the popcorn effect on not only the ceiling but inaddition the walls also.

Subject Type your comments here. * All comments are subject to review and approval prior to posting. Don't want to do the ceiling and bring on bad health problems. Welcome to those coming in from LifeHacker and thanks to everybody who has contributed…especially Steve for the "sucky" popcorn catching tip.