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Old 08-23-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Hello all,

We recently purchased a house and wife surprised me with a honey-do list of removing the popcorn ceiling. Well, so far, Ive scraped one room, it came down like it was expected. The other rooms, its a battle between getting the popcorn and scraping the drywall.

Since we dont have a smooth surface, we decided to use spackling paste and just create a smooth surface. Is this the right material? Its a slow and long process of spackling and sanding. And repeating.

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Old 08-23-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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No, it isn't.
After getting the popcorn off, if it is real dusty I will give it a coat of Gardz, then use maybe 2 full skim coats (depending whats left) of a premixed like Plus 3. Sands pretty easy.
Prime, check over and spot mud as needed, reprime those and paint.
The other thing most DIY don't get us use a wide blade. Most of it should be done with a 12" blade. Thin the bucket just a little bit , but it should be like real thick pancake batter.


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Spot mud with the "Plus 3"? I do have the wide blade. I think its about 12" I have a trowel?, that I can put the mixture into and work on to the blade to apply to the ceiling.

Whats the difference between what Im using and the "Plus 3" product?
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This seems to be a good place for a new thread explaining the difference between spackle and joint compound or other products that will even out a surface.

I'll start the thread. Need the pro's to follow in with all the BEST answers. I have some but not always the best.
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