Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-25-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10
Default

How to remove plaster molding from popcorn plaster ceiling??


Hello everyone,
What way's has anyone successfully removed the plaster crown molding that was part of the ceiling in older homes?? It was the style back them but am doing some renovations in the room and want it gone. I decided to do 1/2 drywall over the ceiling to cover the popcorn look, and I am not interested in discussions on the asbestos in the popcorn or soaking and scrapping the popcorn as it would be easier option. So please just comments on the molding aspect. Do I basically have to cut it out or maybe build a bulkhead of some sort?? Any ideas?? Thanks Guys, Fern

clone477 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
Drywall contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lilburn, GA
Posts: 2,108
Rewards Points: 1,028
Default

How to remove plaster molding from popcorn plaster ceiling??


Got a picture??

__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier. Support our troops.
bjbatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 01:58 AM   #3
Phil
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 57
Rewards Points: 75
Default

How to remove plaster molding from popcorn plaster ceiling??


I take a garden sprayer to wet it down and then use a large 6" wide scraper (found at any drywall supply) to scrap off wide sections and let it fall into a 5 gal. pail. Wear a good respirator as it may contain asbestos.
Phillysun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Another popcorn ceiling question! HOW? Astrovel Painting 21 11-12-2010 10:19 PM
Is my contractor suggesting the correct way of redoing plaster ceiling? karenldee Building & Construction 7 10-23-2009 11:47 PM
peeling paint on old plaster ceiling zymurgea Painting 7 09-12-2009 05:42 AM
Popcorn Ceiling Repair CecszaR Painting 7 08-28-2009 04:37 AM
Old ceiling replacement idsp General DIY Discussions 12 07-25-2009 11:48 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.