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Acoustic ceiling over button board / plaster ... More difficult?

Acoustic ceiling over button board / plaster ... More difficult?

Old 06-18-13, 08:19 AM
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Question Acoustic ceiling over button board / plaster ... More difficult?

Hi All,

So we're in the process of closing on our first home (built in 1969). The wife is going to be out of town for a week after closing so I have a laundry list of messy tasks I want to get out of the way (New roof and pop corn ceilings removed are two of them).

Long story short, I was told by a contractor buddy of mine (who is familiar with the homes in the area) that my house would not be acoustic over drywall, it would be mixed with / over plaster and button board. He mentioned that this would mean a MUCH more labor intensive process and that the good ole garden sprayer full of water and flat knife wasn't going to get the job done. He said something like "scrap it as much as you can, and then have someone come in and float over it".

I've never heard of not being able to scrape a popcorn ceiling... i'm wondering if anyone else has experience with this?

I was planning on having a dry wall guy come in and do the work the week after we close, not sure if i'll have to test it myself now though before we do that.
Old 06-18-13, 09:19 AM
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Popcorn applied over plaster should remove pretty much the same as popcorn applied over drywall - providing the texture hasn't been painted. Paint makes it harder to get the texture wet. Dry scraping and then applying moisture helps but it still isn't as easy as stripping unpainted texture.

I've never heard of popcorn being mixed with plaster ..... if that's what your contractor friend means. Pics might help us better understand what you are working with - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

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