In the past, a ceiling with texture popcorn patterns was popular when oak cabinets were used to be one of the trends and microwave ovens have their kitchen stands. However, similar to microwaves and cabinets, trends and design concepts have dramatically evolved over several years. Hence, if you happen to be annoyed with your popcorn ceilings, your tastes have possibly changed together with everybody else’s. Luckily, you can remove a popcorn ceiling using two possible options, which are both cost-efficient and effective. The following are four basic steps to get rid of the popcorn ceiling:
Materials you will need:
- Hot Water and Spray Bottle
- Sanding Block or Sheet
- Painting Tape
- Liquid Fabric Softener
- Lightweight Plastic Sheeting
- Joint Compound
- Drop Cloths (Plastic or canvass)
- Chemical Paint Remover (Optional)
- Ceiling Primer and Paint
- 10” Drywall Knife
1st Step: Prepare your room
Set up your working place. Put aside the valuable things you have that could block your way, like décor and furniture. Then, lay down your canvases and floor tarps to secure your flooring. End the preparation by fastening your lightweight plastic sheeting all around the walls to shield them from damage and dirt.
2nd Step: Chemicals or water
Determining whether your ceiling is painted or not will be your next step. Water won’t soak up well into them once they are painted. This will make the process of scraping messier and more challenging. In this case, you can do well if you will utilize a chemical paint remover instead of using water.
When your ceilings are not coated, mix 1 tbsp. of liquid fabric softener and 4 cups of hot water in a spray bottle. One of the benefits of fabric softener is that it could aid in minimizing the evaporation rate, which will keep your ceilings soaked as you work. Then, utilize a ladder so that you can reach the ceiling area and spray the surface generously with your home-made solution. Leave it for 10 min. to enable the water to seep in, and then spray it with the solution once again.
3RD Step: Scrape it
Once the drywall material is already saturated, that would be the perfect time to begin scraping off all of them. Remember that this step could be messy, hence, just put your worries aside until your cleaning session begins. Make sure that you lightly grasp your drywall knife do that you won’t damage the ceiling.
4th Step: Pain & prime
Make sure to sweep up the entire dirt and debris that your ceiling has before you start priming and painting your newly-scraped one. At this point, you can fill any dents or holes using joint compound. When it dries, sand the surface flat. Once your ceilings are already set up, you could start priming and painting them depending on your preference.
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