acoustic textured ceiling removal

Old 02-11-01, 01:24 PM
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HELP! I want to remove my acoustic textured ceiling but have little knowledge on how to do it properly.
I have heard that one can remove it easily by spraying small sections at a time thoroughly with water
by way of a hudson sprayer and then scraping. What would one scape with?
Is there a better way to do this and what about dusty residue that may continue falling from the 'scraped'
ceilng. I've heard people having problems with this messy aftermath. What can I do to prevent this as well? The ceiling in question in my home is coved as well. No sharp corners.
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Old 02-13-01, 03:52 AM
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You have the right idea.
Spray lightly with water and scrape it off. Some people use a Windex-type spray bottle.
Cover floor and hang walls with plastic sheeting (this is a messy job).
Start in a small section, spray just enough (experiment) water on ceiling texture to moisten it so that you can scrape it off without damaging the ceiling.
Use a 12" sheetrock blade.
Repair tape and sheetrock. Sand spots. Prime and paint.
Good Luck!

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