spackled ceilings


Old 12-12-01, 11:37 AM
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spackled ceilings

I bought my grandmothers home and the ceilings are spackled(and not very well I might add). What is the best way to remove this. It is about 20 years old and wood smoke has made it as brown as the panelled walls. I also need suggestions on painting the panelling. Thanks
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Old 12-13-01, 01:04 PM
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Removing the "spackling" texture is relatively easy, but very messy.
Move everything out of the way, and hang plastic on the walls over plastic drop cloth.
Spray the ceilings with water lightly from a Windex-type spray bottle, and scrape the spackling off with a 10"-12" sheetrock knife.
Experiment in a sheetrock area without a seam (that's where you will accidentally do the most damage).
After you've finished removing the spackling texture, repair the seams, etc., sand, prime (new spots) and paint.
Good Luck!

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