Thursday, November 6, 2014

DIY: Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Another relic of the 70's is popcorn ceilings. Ours were looking dark and gross (maybe our imagination), so I systematically went around the house and removed it all! Smoothing the bare ceiling with joint compound, adding a lighter texture, priming, and painting yielded a cleaner ceiling.

Removing only involved using a handheld pump sprayer (with water), spraying the ceiling, then scraping the popcorn off with a wide putty knife. And don't worry, we checked for asbestos first!

Here's a fun picture of one of the rooms being done.

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