10:07PM | 05/08/04
Member Since: 05/08/04
2 lifetime posts
What is the most effective way to remove popcorn cieling texture without removing the actual, existing drywall?


05:57AM | 05/09/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
If you have a true popcorn ceiling and it has not been painted, you can easily remove it by saturating the ceiling with water then scraping the popcorn off with a wide drywall knife.

There will be no damage to the drywall.


10:15AM | 05/17/04
Member Since: 02/20/04
52 lifetime posts
I just got through removing popcorn ceiling in one large room in my home. I purchased some heavy plastic sheeting (4mil)to cover the entire floor area. Next bring in the garden hose with a sprayer that could produce a fine mist spray,(needs to have on/off capability). I would spay an area about 6ft x 6ft and let it soak for a couple minutes this use a long handled wide scraper. The stuff just comes right off dropping to the plastic. Be careful not to gouge the drywall. When I was done I just folded all the stuff into the plastic and minimal mess is left. I did have to do a small amout of touch up topping to the dry wall after it dried. This was part of a complete room remodel so I spray textured the ceiling (one of the large hopper texture guns) and all the walls. When complete it all looks professional... This inspite of the fact that I hate drywalling!


06:12PM | 05/23/04
Member Since: 03/27/04
7 lifetime posts
i too just finished removing the popcorn

from my tv rm and kitchen.

i have also used a small amount of water

to remove the pc. i did not use water this time and the job was alot easier to do.

i just used a scraper and went for it.

there is a tool made for this and you can fid it on

hope this helps.


06:35PM | 05/23/04
Member Since: 03/27/04
7 lifetime posts
i posted the wrong link for the popcorn scraper, it is

click on textures and then on ceiling texture scraper.

sorry about the wrong link.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon