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Old 08-20-07, 05:34 PM
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popcorn ceiling

how do you remove popcorn ceiling
 
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Old 08-20-07, 06:13 PM
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A spray bottle of water and a putty knife.
 
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Old 08-21-07, 05:00 AM
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Be sure to cover up everything well! While this isn't neccesarily a difficult job it is very messy. I like to use a garden sprayer instead of a water bottle - goes faster If the popcorn has been painted you will need to scrape first, then wet and scrape again. After the texture is removed you need to skim coat the ceiling to ready it for paint or new texture.
 
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Many older popcorn ceilings contained asbestos.
 
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Old 08-30-07, 03:06 PM
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Yes, most definitley have your popcorn ceiling tested by a competent and proper company - sometimes it is recommended to have it tested more than once to make certain there is no asbestos, up to three times. We have had our ceiling tested as well. If it did contain asbestos, scraping would release dangerous amounts into the air. Removal can be attempted la diy with some precautions, however removal by a competent company is usually recommended, although sometimes due to a high price tag, it might be better to leave and encapsulate/cover asbestos via the company.

Good luck, be safe, don't take chances with dangerous materials.
 
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Anyone know when they stopped using popcorn with asbestos? Could save the hassle for those with "newer" houses.
 
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Old 09-01-07, 11:04 AM
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Asbestos texture was outlawed in the late '70's but old stock was allowed to be used up so basically after the early '80's should be safe.
 
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this topic caught my eye. I live in a mobile home with a manufacture date of 3-18-87. Is there any chance of asbestos in the ceiling? I have popcorn throughout and I hate it, any time anything brushes against the ceiling it makes a mess. I'd like to get rid of it and leave it smooth. Anyone know what a mobile home of this vintage would typically have under the popcorn, is it drywall? Could I just scrape the popcorn off then prime and paint on top of the drywall? Thanks
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Unless your ceilings have been retextured I doubt you have the traditional popcorn texture. I don't know what the newer MH ceilings are made of. They are prefinished panels. They shouldn't contain asbestos.
 
 

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