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Old 03-10-2010, 09:18 AM   #1
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I just bought a house and have the textured ceilings. I want to re due the ceilings to a little more modern looking style. What is the best and easiest way to sand my ceilings.

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None of these tell me how to sand down the plaster brush texture. I don't have popcorn. Thanks
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1. paintscraper to get the worst of the ridges
2. 60 grit sandpaper
3. skim coat
4. fine grit sandpaper
5. prime with Gardz
6. repaint

I'm doing this right now. If there's a better way, I'd like to know it too.

I've considered 1/4" drywall over the top. eh?
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1. paintscraper to get the worst of the ridges
2. 60 grit sandpaper
3. skim coat
4. fine grit sandpaper
5. prime with Gardz
6. repaint

I'm doing this right now. If there's a better way, I'd like to know it too.
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I've considered 1/4" drywall over the top. eh?
This method is by far the best option if the texture has several coats of paint and is reluctant to come off. Some texture will scrape off like soft butter, other texture is hard to remove with a chisel. It's not worth the hassle to have to gouge and sand the texture. Much easier to rock over with the 1/4".

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Agreed, painted texture will require a lot of scraping, mud over a couple of times, sand, touch-up, sand again..... Easier to put up another layer after scraping the high spots. You can use 1/2". It's cheaper than 1/4" and you can get it in 12' sheets (fewer joints) at you local big box. You can get 12"x1/4" at a drywall supply, but again, costs more than 1/2". IF you're lucky and the ceilings have never been painted (you'll know as soon as you attempt to sand), you can rent a power sander to remove the texture which will also contain the dust.

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