Knotty Pine Ceiling - Carpentry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Knotty pine ceiling

I have a popcorn texture ceiling, do I have to scrape this off before installing knotty pine boards?


jpierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 34,579
Rewards Points: 14,290

Simple ansewer is yes.


joecaption is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
funfool's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Albuquerque NM
Posts: 719
Rewards Points: 534

Best answer is yes, A nice smooth surface to start with.
Depending how lumpy the surface is, I would use a scraper and get as much off as possible.
If that brings it to a acceptable level, may be all you need.
Will still be some lumps and bumps, since is all tongue and groove and tied in and float over what you have, should not be a big issue.

On the other hand, after dry scraping the ceiling, you start running a few courses and gives problems installing.
Then I would remove those and wet the ceiling down and do a complete removal of the popcorn.

Seems a good scraping with it dry would be enough, but would only know by looking at it after you scraped it.
funfool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #4
journeyman carpenter
woodworkbykirk's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: nova scotia canada
Posts: 3,354
Rewards Points: 1,326

where your going over it simply knocking down the high points should be fine..

if you wanted a smooth finish drywall finish some would say competely scrape it,, we jus knock down the high points and go over it with a new layer of drywall. much quicker than scraping and mudding.. too often the scraping process leaves gouges and damages the old ceiling which takes longer to repair than going new
woodworkbykirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 10:05 AM   #5
Drywall Texture Pro in Fl
stoner529's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 176
Rewards Points: 154

I can agree that just knocking off the popcorn balls dry will be sufficient. However, there is going to be lots of dust so wear a mask of some kind that will protect you from this. Make sure your ceiling doesn't have asbestos in it either...Do some research on that if you haven't already.
how to remove popcorn
stoner529 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: B.C. Canada
Posts: 2,661
Rewards Points: 2,212

Now if the popcorn has been painted you are in for fun fun fun. doesn't scrape easy.


mae-ling is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
T&G pine ceiling gulbworks Carpentry 5 05-30-2011 06:46 AM
Faux knotty pine Pledger Painting 3 09-19-2010 05:37 PM
Ceiling condensation icemand Building & Construction 1 12-15-2009 05:16 AM
Old ceiling replacement idsp General DIY Discussions 12 07-25-2009 10:48 AM
Cleaning knotty pine boards barks Remodeling 4 03-17-2005 08:55 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1