removing swirled ceiling

Old 05-06-03, 11:14 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
removing swirled ceiling

What are some methods for removing any swirled or textured effects from a ceiling?
Old 05-06-03, 07:01 PM
awesomedell's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 2,425
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Hello & welcome aboard.

Texture can generally be scraped off of a ceiling. Moisting it down with a spray mist bottle of water will soften it up also. I use my aluuminum knockdown paddle with reverse labor to scrape ceilings. A wide drywall knife (say 12") would work. You may also have to do some sanding, they sell sanding poles at the big box or hardware store that will make this easier, as you can sand from the floor.

If you're planning on going back to a smooth finish, you'll have to apply a fresh skim coat before primer & paint. If you're going to a fresh texture layer you can probably skip the skim coat.

Might want to look at this page on textures.Texture
Good luck & post back if you've got more questions.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: