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HomeRepairNoob 08-19-2006 08:30 PM

Best way to remove "stucco" finish for ceiling
I am tryng to remove joint compound stucco finish from kitchen drywall ceiling and I'm gouging it badly. What is the best method for doing this? Thanks.

redline 08-19-2006 10:26 PM

mist it with water


747 08-20-2006 02:01 AM

yep get a pump sprayer fill with water spray (saturate) the ceiling and scrap if it doesn't scrap off smooth you need more water.

handypilot 09-03-2006 07:57 PM

This is a real good ARTICLE on how to handle it, especially if the popcorn texture contains asbestos.

MicDIY 01-24-2007 09:49 PM

Soaking the stucco
Will this work on stucco that has been painted? I cannot confirm if it was painted with latex or oil.

Brik 01-24-2007 10:46 PM

Try it and see - not much to loose

jmaurente 07-03-2008 08:19 PM

My wife and I just went thru that. The living was painted with oil based, which the water won't penetrate, so we scraped off as much of the thicker stuff as we could with a 6" mudding knife and re drywalled. Don't use 1/4" drywall...It'll show the ridges. Go with the half inch. To find out if it's painted with latex or oil, spray an area of about 2 feet by 2 feet...If it's latex, it will get darker right away, and start to bubble. 10 minutes later, you can scrape it right off. If it's oil, the water will bead right on the surface. Hope this helps

slickshift 07-03-2008 09:47 PM

Wet and scrape
Messy but effective

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