knock down ceiling removal

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Old 03-07-06, 07:01 PM
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Question knock down ceiling removal

I've got a knock down ceiling in my home and would like a flat ceiling. Can this be removed the same way that a popcorn ceiling can? Or does it need to be skim coated in order to get a flat result? All the info out there seems to be on popcorn ceiling removal...........but my understanding is that they are different materials. Any insight?

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Old 03-07-06, 07:10 PM
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It would be very difficult to scrape off the knock down - and you would still need to skim coat it.
It shouldn't be too hard to skim coat the texsture, you may find it easier to skim managable size squares [like a checker board] as you go back to fill the undone squares the adjoining mud should already be dry.
 
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Old 03-07-06, 07:58 PM
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should i use watered down joint compound?
 
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Old 03-08-06, 05:55 AM
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Thinning a mixing well will make the mud apply easier - just don't get carried away with the water
 
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