There are three possible methods for removing the popcorn ceiling, all of which will leave you with something that you are happy with and will not require any heavy or time-consuming glues or even concrete to put down. The first method is scouring or just brushing. For this, you need a good old dull scouring paintbrush, preferably one with a rounded tip. Spread it evenly across the texture and allow it to work its way down. After a few minutes, you can then start to move it along, but try to keep a little distance between each section. Once you are satisfied with the overall results, brush in the second method: wet sanding.
To use this method, you use a spray bottle with fantastic grit sandpaper and spray it over the popcorn ceiling. You then let it sit for a few minutes to allow the sandpaper to loosen up any dust or dirt. When you are ready to remove it, scrub it with a stiff brush until you are left with a nice clean finish. For best results, sit overnight to let it soak in. And the last method for removing the popcorn ceiling is the scraper – but don’t worry, this one is easy!
This process might take some time and effort, but if you have some strong scrapners you should be able to get it down. To remove the popcorn ceilings using a scraper, start by scraping the upper layer using a scraper made of metal. Scrape it carefully up and down and make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies. Once you are done, clean off the scrap metal and you should have a clean scraper for the next job.
If you have found that the paint has lifted, or it looks like it is an “unhealthy” color, this is a sign that the popcorn ceiling texture has already been removed. So to remove the remaining paint, use an asbestos paint removal solvent. As with the sanding process, it is important to apply the solvent to a clean cloth and start scraping in the same way as you did before. After the entire area has been covered, let it sit overnight to let the paint sit longer and loosen it up even more before applying the primer again.
One problem areas are where the seams are not connected and/or the seams are not straight. You can correct these imperfections by adding sandpaper to the seams until they are straight. If this does not work, you may have to strip off the entire piece of drywall. Once you have the floor covered, apply a primer to the entire floor. Then you can start to paint in any of the imperfections. Do this over until all the imperfections are covered.
There are still other problems with asbestos popcorn ceilings, such as the fact that it is possible for people to inhale the fibers. To deal with this, you will need to either remodel the house or install a ventilation system. This is especially true if there are many people in the home, since the harmful substance can easily go airborne.
Lastly, there are still other dangers involved with the removal of this dangerous material. To remove the asbestos fibers, you will need to use special equipment that is designed to extract them without damaging or scarring the floor. As long as you follow the instructions carefully and do not force the seam, you should be able to remove it with no issues. However, you should contact a professional company in order to be absolutely sure that all of your options are properly addressed. By using an experienced contractor, you can rest assured that your Popcorn Ceiling will be safely removed, properly and without issues.