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deecomputer

06:36PM | 04/19/07
Member Since: 04/18/07
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we have a manufactured home with popcorn textured ceilings. i really dislike them and want to change them to regular painted ceiling. can you tell me what is the best way to get this off or smooth it down or whatever.

drollin

07:12AM | 09/14/08
Member Since: 09/13/08
1 lifetime posts
I'm interested in doing the same..replacing the crap they put on the ceiling which I have some reservations about regarding health and air contamination.

Doesn't anyone have the same concerns?

Thanks.

deecomputer

08:00AM | 09/14/08
Member Since: 04/18/07
2 lifetime posts
come on bob if know one else knows what to do about this, don't you. yes drollin that is part of my concern also. my daughter has many allergies and i think maybe these ceiling are contributing.please someone must know what to do about them.

rkmom0506

05:35AM | 11/29/09
Member Since: 11/28/09
1 lifetime posts
The ceilings in my home appear to be popcorn, however it is a built-in texture to the ceiling paneling. The only way I've been told to change this is using some type of mud and doing a smooth with texture ceiling, just not seeming to be that worth it for me. If it is true popcorn, you should be able to sand it off just like a normal house, however you will probably have to do a lot of prep work after to hide imperfections in the ceiling panels. Just what I've been told :) I have no actual application experience whatsoever.

bgjeni

06:09AM | 01/18/10
Member Since: 01/17/10
2 lifetime posts
we scraped all the "popcorn" off. then skim coated the entire ceiling, then blew a knock down texture. i love it!!

Evilone

01:20PM | 04/10/10
Member Since: 04/09/10
1 lifetime posts
I also had this in my home. Put plastic on the floor and get a few hand scrapers then I took a hand garden sprayer (for spraying insecticide, fertilizer, weed killer) RL Flo-master is the one I used, filled it with water sprayed it on the roof (not soaking it or it can damage drywall underneath. Gently scrape the popcorn off make sure you do not gouge the dry wall with the corners of hand scraper (I filed the corners off) then I painted with sealer and then painted. Lots of work but totally worth it ;-) let me know if you find an easier way!!
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