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I just finished removing the popcorn from my ceiling and I'm so glad I did. I'm a long way off from the finished product but it looks so much better already. It only took an hour I did have one small knick. Thank goodness the builder did quality work with the ceiling it looks amazing underneath. How long do I have to let the drywall dry until I can sand?
 

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Um, you know you shouldn't be sanding the actual drywall right? If you've removed the popcorn, you should see white/gray drywall paper. You don't want to be sanding that.

Are you going to be putting another coat of joint compound on it?
 

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Um, you know you shouldn't be sanding the actual drywall right? If you've removed the popcorn, you should see white/gray drywall paper. You don't want to be sanding that.

Are you going to be putting another coat of joint compound on it?
No no that's what I meant, the drywall paper. No I'm going to fix the knick, sand with a fine sandpaper just to get the dust off and then prime and paint.
 

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Your plan is fine- I would give it a quick sand myself. I think jeff was referring to a hard sand that would cut into the paper.

As far as dry- hard to answer- depends how wet you got it. If it feels dry, it probably is. if the mud gums up your sander- it's not.
Put a fan on it to speed it up if you want.
 

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No I'm going to fix the knick, sand with a fine sandpaper just to get the dust off and then prime and paint.
Sure, after you patch, you can sand that. Sanding the drywall paper around the edges as a coincidence is fine, just don't go sanding your entire ceiling where just the paper is, that's all. No need and can't help, if done too much it can only make your final paint job look rougher.
 
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