popcorn ceiling removal


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Old 12-02-01, 09:44 AM
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popcorn ceiling removal

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Old 12-06-01, 10:07 AM
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If this is an older home, built before 1980 or so, you'll want to have a small sample tested for asbestos. Many homes built before 1980 were sprayed with accoustic ceiling material that contained asbestos. There's likely a local company around you that does it....if not, then there's an outfit called Western Analytical Lab (www.asbestostesting.com) that will accept samples via mail.

If your material does not contain asbestos, it's generally just a matter of spraying some water on the ceiling to saturate it a bit and then scraping it away. Of course, you'll want to be sure to cover the floor and furniture, because that stuff is really a mess. Also, be sure to wear a mask and goggles....and open the windows so you have some ventilation.
 
 

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