Popcorn ceiling and crown molding

Old 12-28-21, 10:06 AM
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Popcorn ceiling and crown molding

I inherited a home that my folks had attempted to put some crown molding in and when I did that they damaged the popcorn texture on the ceiling in some spots. I'm wondering if it's better to try and remove all of the popcorn or if it can be repaired. Additionally I want to add crown molding to the remainder of the house and I want to do it without damaging the texture. What am I looking at when I do this? Is it going to be a hassle? Should I remove the texture completely? The house was built in 93 so I don't believe it has asbestos in it.

A photo of the damage
Old 12-28-21, 11:20 AM
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You can buy aerosol cans of texture, just be sure to tape off the crown and cover up anything the spray can get on. It will scrub off with soap and water but it's easier/better to cover stuff up.

No heavier than that popcorn is I'd just nail it up and then use caulking to hide the gap.
Old 12-29-21, 06:42 AM
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I see paint damage in your picture but not necessarily texture damage. If it is actually damaged, I'd buy the aerosol cans Mark suggested and practice on cardboard or other scrap material before moving to the ceiling.

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