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rhandymaam

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

homebild

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.

sadickers

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!

ohiogang4

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 tecspecially.com

hope this helps.

ohiogang4

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

homaxproducts.com

click on textures and then on ceiling texture scraper.

sorry about the wrong link.
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