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Old 12-30-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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I am renovating a bathroom and want to get rid of the popcorn ceiling. The house was built in mid 80's so im not concerned with asbestos. Im wondering what would be best/easiest. remove popcorn or put up new drywall right overtop? Any thoughts anyone?

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I scraped down my popcorn ceilings
Without removing all of it
What is left is a semi-textured ceiling
Much easier to paint & doesn't collect dust

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A friend of mine sprayed water on her popcorn ceiling and once it soaked in, the popcorn came down in sheets.

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Just remove it.

Take it from a professional texture guy and popcorn removal specialist.

Look at my blog below and it will tell you what to do.

any questions, just ask me
http://howtoremovepopcorn.com

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I would also remove it...problem is...being a bathroom, it may have been painted already. That's not so easy to scrape off. Take your fingernail and see if you can scratch the popcorn off. If you can, you're all set.

I watched you're blogger stoner. I REALLY like that masking gun!! When I scrape off texture I generally keep a wide mouth pail under the drywall knife. Much neater way and I keep larger garbage can nearby to empty it into.

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I would also remove it...problem is...being a bathroom, it may have been painted already. That's not so easy to scrape off. Take your fingernail and see if you can scratch the popcorn off. If you can, you're all set.

I watched you're blogger stoner. I REALLY like that masking gun!! When I scrape off texture I generally keep a wide mouth pail under the drywall knife. Much neater way and I keep larger garbage can nearby to empty it into.
Or you could by that thing at home depot that you can attach a plastic bag to. I hear it works. for us its easier to just ball up the plastic in sections. Only when i do it does it leave little mess, when my workers do it, they don't take as much pride and consider my way retarded because i work from the front of the house to the back so i dont have to get dirty shoes everywher.

Even if that bathroom is painted, you can always knock the balls off, and odds are a bathroom with painting popcorn, may come off pretty easy due to humidity!
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Well, I am not one to strike ego here..just adding advice to the OP
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Thanks for the advice everyone! I think I will go ahead and take it off. I aleady have the whole bathroom completly gutted, so I might as well go the distance and scrape it off now. I did scratch it a bit and it should come off without too much trouble I think. Not a big bathroom so even if it is a little difficult, it wont kill me! Thanks again.

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