Removing texture from ceiling

Old 01-12-03, 02:40 PM
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Removing texture from ceiling

What is the easiest, most efficient way to remove the accoustics sprayed onto every ceiling in the house? This house is around 1700 sq ft and was built in the late 80's.
Old 01-12-03, 03:59 PM
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Remove textured ceiling

Since your ceiling was applied after 1979, we don't have to worry about asbestos. This type of ceiling is sometimes called "popcorn" and "cottage cheese."

You will need to cover the floor and everything with sheets of plastic. Use a pump or hand held sprayer and thoroughly wet the ceiling and scrape. Water will soften the texture and destroy the bond. If you have paint on your ceilings, you will need to scrape it first to expose the texture so it can get wet.

They have ceiling texture scrapers with a long handle to which you can attach a plastic bag. If you can't get one of those, then a long handled scraper and someone holding a plastic bag to catch the texture will do. It's more fun when someone is sharing the work.

Once ceilings are smooth and clean, prime, and paint.

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