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Old 02-28-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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Smoothing textured ceiling


I have a textured (like Spackle) ceiling that I would like to give a smooth finish. Are there any options other than sanding? I know they make a liquid stripper of sorts to remove popcorn ceilings and I was wondering if they made something similar for textured ceilings.

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I have a textured (like Spackle) ceiling that I would like to give a smooth finish. Are there any options other than sanding? I know they make a liquid stripper of sorts to remove popcorn ceilings and I was wondering if they made something similar for textured ceilings.
The easiest thing to do is install new drywall over top of the spackled ceiling!

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The easiest thing to do is install new drywall over top of the spackled ceiling!
Not an option. It is already a low ceiling.
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Not an option. It is already a low ceiling.
Must be really low, if a half inch would make a difference!

if you must remove this, it may depend on whether the spackle was mixed with water or paint! My place was done with paint so it would have to be scrapped off manually!
How about ripping the ceiling down and mounting new board! It would be less labor intensive!
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Must be really low, if a half inch would make a difference!

if you must remove this, it may depend on whether the spackle was mixed with water or paint! My place was done with paint so it would have to be scrapped off manually!
How about ripping the ceiling down and mounting new board! It would be less labor intensive!

That might be what I'll have to do.
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That might be what I'll have to do.
You'll be glad you did! Good luck!

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