you move into a new house...and you want to make it your own. maybe some of you never look up, for those of you that do, if your house is 15+ years old, you are probably face to face with the BIG UGLY (AKA the 'popcorn' ceiling). URGH.
There are many ways to remove this eyesore, but all are messy! AND NONE OF THEM ARE FUN.
I have now tried two with so-so results.
1) scraping (it will go every everywhere! If applied pre-1978 TEST for ASBESTOS!)
2) skimming (messy in a runny liquid way)
Key lessons learned:
1) spraying with water (lightly) helps--got this idea form where water had been applied--thanks kiddos--through and the popcorn had flaked off.
2) if it was painted over, OY! The person who did this clearly has a death wish.
Here are great step by step directions I found. A bit jealous on how clean they made the process look.
I need to pace myself.....I still have the vaulted ceiling to go. Perhaps next year, I have to mentally prepare myself.
Hi, I am Summer, real estate agent in NE Iowa. This blog is about life, of which Real Estate is a part of. Happy reading!