Removing soot from popcorn ceiling


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Old 01-27-07, 04:19 AM
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Angry Removing soot from popcorn ceiling

Needing help, I placed a candle in a basket of poupourii. The poupourii went up in flames sending lots of black smoke throughout my home. I need to paint but having a hard time cleaning the soot off the popcorn ceiling. REALLY NEED HELP with any suggestions. Thx

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It is next to impossible to clean popcorn texture. Coat the affected areas with a stain hiding primer and then paint the ceiling.
 
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Old 01-28-07, 10:56 AM
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This would be the perfect time to remove the popcorn material and replace it with a new modern texture. Popcorn ceilings are real negative for any future buyers of this property. Labor wise there is only one more step between this and marksr suggestion.
 
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Older popcorn ceilings applied before the 1980s may contain asbestos.
 
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And count on needing to tape and mud the joints. They will have some mud and tape, but no where near smooth enough for painting. There are actually several additional steps to removing the popcorn.

Removing popcorn ceilings is a very messy job.
 
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Old 01-29-07, 11:09 AM
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don't even attempt to clean it. it's impossible.

seal it, and give it a fresh new coat of ceiling paint.
 
 

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