- 1 How to Remove Popcorn Ceiling ? – follow the illustrations; it is simple.
- 2 How to remove popcorn ceiling safely?
- 3 WARNING
- 4 How to remove popcorn ceiling – Painting ?
- 5 Wrapping – How to remove popcorn ceiling
- 6 01
- 7 How to remove popcorn ceiling – Wrapping – 02 ?
- 8 Moistening & How to remove popcorn ceiling
- 9 Scraping and How to remove popcorn ceiling ?
- 10 How to remove popcorn ceiling Using a ladder ? :
How to Remove Popcorn Ceiling ? – follow the illustrations; it is simple.
Follow our illustration here to get the necessary information on how to remove popcorn ceiling for your house or room. How to remove popcorn ceiling is no more a puzzle with us. The illustrations use photos that are universal language for everyone. It is better to begin your first attempt to remove popcorn ceiling by a mental image on what to do and how to do it.
How to remove popcorn ceiling safely?
Asbestos problem: before 1980s asbestos was used for popcorn ceiling construction for its acoustic properties. In 1978, the use of asbestos for ceiling construction was banned and a professional should handle any previously installed asbestos more than 1% of the ceiling structure. The professional will put on personal protective equipments to protect him/ her from the asbestos fibers. Asbestos fibers are harmful when inhaled to the lungs.
Before handling your popcorn ceiling, you should test for asbestos. You should take a sample from the ceiling. taking the sample is easy. Scrape a small area of the ceiling into a plastic container and seal the container tightly. The sample should be sent to an authenticated testing service. Using a goggle and a mask while taking the sample is good for your safety. Hiring someone is better.
How to remove popcorn ceiling – Painting ?
You also should take care if the ceiling is painted or not. Painting should be removed before starting your project. Paint is a waterproof, thus, does not allow water to reach the popcorn ceiling and to get wet. This will make remove popcorn ceiling a difficult job. How to remove popcorn ceiling starts with testing for the paint. With a hand sprayer filled with ordinary liquid soap and warm water, irrigate a small suspicious area. The painted are will not get moistened or wet. Paint will prevent the area to be soaked in with water.
When these two points are resolved, you are ready for popcorn ceiling removal. Now, follow the photos below and the comment following each for imagining how to remove popcorn ceiling. Wish you luck.
Wrapping – How to remove popcorn ceiling
How to remove popcorn ceiling – Wrapping – 02 ?
How to remove popcorn ceiling: the floor should be covered with drop cloths. So, the debris and dust can be collected and disposed with ease. Make sure that the edges are well covered and taped as well. This step will save you a lot of cleaning and will protect your furniture also.
Moistening & How to remove popcorn ceiling
How to remove popcorn ceiling: Use handy sprayer to water the ceiling after wrapping the wall. Here you can see that the walls are well wrapped with plastic drop sheet and fixed with pins. The handy sprayer is useful to moisten small sector when you are going to remove popcorn ceiling one sector after another.
How to remove popcorn ceiling ?:
To moisten a large area of the ceiling or even the whole ceiling at once, a long nozzle attached to the sprayer will help you a great deal. You need not to stop over a chair or a ladder. You can do it standing on the floor. It is easy.
Scraping and How to remove popcorn ceiling ?
How to remove popcorn ceiling Using a ladder ? :
Using a ladder or a long handle, start scraping the wall in one direction. Make sure to use eye protection such as goggles and breathing mask to protect yourself inhaling the dust.
The scraper and How to remove popcorn ceiling ? :
The scraper should be wide and large to remover a larger area and to save the underlying layers form damage. Damage of the underlying layers can be fixed. However, save yourself the trouble and scrap carefully.