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My family purchased a modular home in 1995, and was looking to remove the popcorn ceiling. I'm just wondering if I should get the ceiling tested for asbestos first or are homes built after 1990 ok?
 

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Asbestos was banned from residential texture in the late 70s although existing stock was allowed to be used up. Anything after the early 80s is presumed to be asbestos free. I wouldn't worry any.


Has the texture been painted? Painted popcorn is harder to remove but it can still be done.
 

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Asbestos was banned from residential texture in the late 70s although existing stock was allowed to be used up. Anything after the early 80s is presumed to be asbestos free. I wouldn't worry any.


Has the texture been painted? Painted popcorn is harder to remove but it can still be done.

No it hasn't been painted thankfully. So I should be go to go.
 

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Not being painted makes the job a lot easier. I usually take a pump up garden sprayer and mist water on the texture [it's water soluble] and then take a wide knife and scrape.
 
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