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07-22-02, 05:32 PM   #1  
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I am preparing to remove the cottage cheese from my ceilings and am planning on water and a scraper as per the advice of a friend that tried the same technique. I know it is a bear of a job, but does anyone have an easier way to accomplish this?

 
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07-23-02, 05:57 AM   #2  
That's about it.
Use a Windex-type sprayer bottle, and experiment in an area where there is not a seam to get the moisture level just right.
Put down a plastic drop cloth, and hang plastic down the walls.
This is a very messy job.
Once the ceiling popcorn is removed, and the ceiling has dried, patch scraped spots and re-tape any seams, as necessary.
Lightly sand, prime (sander/primer/sealer) and paint.
Good Luck!
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07-23-02, 07:36 AM   #3  
If you have a Lowes in your area you might want to go there first. I recall seeing a scraper combination that was built for this exact purpose. It was a scraper with a frame that you could put a bag on to catch the scrapings

 
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07-23-02, 06:03 PM   #4  
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Thank you both for the tips. I actually found that very scraper on a top shelf at Home Depot. The plastic down the walls is a great idea since I have already repaired, sanded and washed the walls.

 
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12-29-03, 10:01 AM   #5  
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How did it go?

Hi Fran,

I'm just wondering if you've got those ceilings done yet, and how it came out? I'm getting geared up to do the same, in a hallway, and want to know what I have to look forward to. I also plan to use the scraper from Home Depot.

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Rebecca

 
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12-29-03, 01:08 PM   #6  
Just a couple of comments. I use a 2 gal. garden sprayer with warm soapy water. Really get it wet. It seems to me that the bag that catches the scraped down stuff would get really heavy too fast. Also I use a six inch knife to scrape with. Its nice and straight and pretty stiff and easy to control.

 
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