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    f them. Guy goanna remove them said I would just wait till you are ready to move out of your house. I liked this idea as it will be at least 10 more years.... but wife no want it do it now, so we just moved 23 years of shoit we gathered and placed it in our carport and back porch and covered it with tarps as it is monsoon time around here. So I did not die if you are wandering why I may not be around. And then as we have all our **** outside the house we should get the carpets cleaned! Yes dear sounds great! Got a stainless steel cooler on wheels I found and goanna fill that mother up, while I live in the backyard! LOL


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    Are you going to do it yourself? I have done the job before. You can do it in fairly small areas a bit at a time by spraying the ceiling with water from a garden sprayer and using a 6" drywall joint compound blade. A well worn blade will work better than a brand new blade. If you must buy new, take a fine-ish sanding sponge and sand the edge of the blade to remove the factory burrs so the knife doesn't rip the paper on the drywall. You do not want to rip the paper as it will be a problem as you go to retexture the ceiling to bring it back to being paintable. You also do not need to remove every bit of the texture, just the popcorn, but try to keep the job consitent so the application of the new texture will be easier to maintain consistency.

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    Doing this same project myself in my house. One room at a time. Move everything out scrap retexture paint. Its great fun.

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    One less tacky 80s trend cieling in the world... Good riddance.
    We have been replacing these every so often in the condos.. 40,000 rooms built in the 80's been doing a dozen or so a year.
    Toonces nailed the standard removal, only thing I can add is if you attach the putty knife to the end of a shopvac hose you can save a bit of cleanup.
    When we do the 30 and 40 ft ceilings it's easier to just lay new 1\4 sheetrock right over the top as long as there isn't too much lighting to move around.
    Have fun camping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NHscrapman View Post
    One less tacky 80s trend cieling in the world... Good riddance.
    We have been replacing these every so often in the condos.. 40,000 rooms built in the 80's been doing a dozen or so a year.
    Toonces nailed the standard removal, only thing I can add is if you attach the putty knife to the end of a shopvac hose you can save a bit of cleanup.
    When we do the 30 and 40 ft ceilings it's easier to just lay new 1\4 sheetrock right over the top as long as there isn't too much lighting to move around.
    Have fun camping!
    I like the 1/4" sheetrock advise it can cover lots of sins. 73, Mike
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    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    Quote Originally Posted by miked View Post
    I like the 1/4" sheetrock advise it can cover lots of sins. 73, Mike
    Yes, in my opinion, there needs to be serious problems not easily corrected that you are covering up, AND, you need to be pretty darn good at hanging and finishing drywall (on a ceiling). My basic game plan for what was presented would be: Scrape---->Repair any problems ---->Prime to lock down and seal any popcorn mud that is left. Popcorn mud is just wet dust sprayed on and does not contain PBA (basically elmers glue put into drywall mud to stabilize the mud against moisture)---->Apply desired texture---->Paint.

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    Yes, in my opinion, there needs to be serious problems not easily corrected that you are covering up, AND, you need to be pretty darn good at hanging and finishing drywall (on a ceiling). My basic game plan for what was presented would be: Scrape---->Repair any problems ---->Prime to lock down and seal any popcorn mud that is left. Popcorn mud is just wet dust sprayed on and does not contain PBA (basically elmers glue put into drywall mud to stabilize the mud against moisture)---->Apply desired texture---->Paint.
    Totally agreed on standard 8 -12 ft ceilings. covering up is only used on the really really tall ceilings in which most have no lights\fans\ smoke detectors ext to cut out and re position if nessisary, which removes all time saved by covering up. Luckily at 30ft you don't have to be a Michelangelo at drywall. I'm decent but it's not my day job those guys can knock out rooms so fast it makes my head spin.
    I should have added beg borrow steal a pair of drywall stilts if you can. Gonna have a sore neck at the end of the day regardless but not sore legs from going up and down a ladder 15000 times lol.
    Yes if the popcorn mud is still moist and you try to roll it the bottom layer peels off making things a mess. I was unaware of the glue and this explains that issue we had trying to have a guy priming right behind the scrapers. Better to let it dry out real well before priming.

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    Well the guy is done they did a good job. Getting the carpets cleaned tomorrow as all our junk outside! Had a few big storms some stuff got wet even though I covered stuff. Then the fun of moving it all back into the house begins!



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