Old 08-13-02, 04:49 PM
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Question Ceilings

Currently I have popcorn-textured ceilings that are hot with asbestos. I have arranged for an abatement company to come in for the removal. I don't want the popcorn textured type ceiling replaced, and would love to have a basic smooth ceiling with light texturing that can be done with a trowel.

I have heard this is a huge, and difficult job. Can anyone tell me the process, and if it is a DIY type job, or should I hire a contractor?

I have heard that the asbestos ceiling can be covered with sheetrock, is anyone out there familiar with this process? Does it look okay?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!
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Old 08-17-02, 09:26 PM
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I suggest you look at this site. It was pretty good but I recommend a firm to do it. You mention popcorn texture, then you say to texture with a trowel, each is different.

http://www.wsh.freeuk.com/faq.htm (click this and when your at it, it has other articles to look at)

Hope this helps!

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