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KVernon

07:00AM | 10/25/02
Member Since: 10/24/02
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I want to change my sprayed ceilings to smooth ceilings. What is the cheapest and easiest way to do this?

ACD

07:51AM | 10/30/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
Have the same problem, they were very poorly done, looks like the only way I can get a smooth ceiling is to slap 3/8" drywall over the existing ceiling.

hammered

10:12AM | 10/30/02
Member Since: 07/30/02
4 lifetime posts
Your in luck if your textured ceiling has not been painted over causing it to be sealed and in turn hard. If they haven't you can wet it down with a hand spray bottle filled with water, this turning the texture back to mud. Then scrape with a larger trowel removing the wet mud. The secret is a fair amount of water to soften the texture to mud. You must also be a little carefull not to damage the drywall joints, tape, etc. But not a big worry as the texure is a lot softer then the drywall compound. Depending on the size of the room it could be a big job.

If the ceiling has been painted maybe someone else on this board may have an idea other then I hate to say the dreaded word
sanding.

P.S. I have heard of people spraying new texture over the old ceiling but I have not seen the results. But it could be worth while investigating.

Good luck I hope I helped in someway.
jim


[This message has been edited by hammered (edited October 30, 2002).]

[This message has been edited by hammered (edited October 30, 2002).]

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