||02-16-2012 09:44 PM
Popcorn ceiling removal existing crown molding
I have popcorn ceilings, and have found a lot of helpful information on the web about removing it. In my situation, there is one aspect to it where I have not found any information.
My home was built in 1987. The builder sprayed the popcorn, and then afterward came in with crown moldings. It looks fine at present, the moldings are snug against the ceiling, and the caulking job was a good one. However, if I take down the popcorn, I don't know what to expect when I remove the popcorn that is up to the edge of the junction between the ceiling and the crown molding.
What should I expect here, and what are my options. Should I just remove the popcorn as close to the join point as possible and hope for the best? Do I need to remove the existing caulk? (should it peel off easily? (I have no idea)). If I have to re-caulk, I am pretty sure I would do a terrible job!
I am just trying to understand some good paths forward. Thank you for any advice!