06:27AM | 11/11/00
Member Since: 11/10/00
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Our popcorn ceiling has 20% asbestos. Removal is expensive and a complete hassle (we have to move out for 3 - 5 days!). I am looking for other options to have a nice, modern ceiling. Two suggestions have been made: 1) Apply dry wall over popcorn, texturize and paint, or 2) hire a plastering contractor to cover popcorn with "thin wall plaster" or "Imperial plaster" and then repaint. What do you all think about these options, and do you have better ideas? We do not want to go through removal. Thanks, Susie


06:54AM | 11/11/00
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Consider that anything you do short of removal still is a threat should there be impact or water damage to the ceiling in the future.Doing research on this a few days ago I also found out you are required to disclose this hazard upon selling the house.I would see how much this may effect the selling price before covering it up.

WA Joe

11:17AM | 11/14/00
Member Since: 11/09/00
11 lifetime posts
Covering it up is an option and probably the best combination of expense vs. safety. My opinion!
I just removed mine, did it myself but I am sort of that way. Mine was only 3% ACM, not that it makes a still have to take the same precautions.
It is a wet, sweaty, tough job...but can be done. I had 650 SF of area and it took approx 3 days.
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