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Old 04-20-2011, 12:37 PM  
Dinny Bossa Nova Dinny Bossa Nova is offline
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So I'm Whacking The Popcorn Ceiling.

Heaven help me.

I have never ever not one time in my life applied drywall compound to any surface at all ever.

I picked a small room to start with and practice. Sraped the cottage cheese off dry and sanded. Did a skim coat on low spots and sanded. Did another skim coat and sanded. I had an easier time smearing on a skim coat when i watered down the mud.

It takes me a long time because just a few minutes on a ladder hurts my back so bad I have to sit down and cry for a while. Then I get back at it when I'm finished crying.

So anyway, I think this practice room is about ready for paint. It looks real good. So good that I want to do the rest of the house, no matter how bad it hurts.

Hoping over-head has some tips to help me along. Or giggling at me for what I've gotten myself into.

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:59 PM   #61
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Zinsser B-I-N is great stuff. You can paint over oil base paint and get adherence if you use it.

I have the damn popcorn on my ceilings as well with the added touch of ****ing glitter. Awesome.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #62
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Don;t retexture. Just patch any bad spots, sand smooth and paint.
I want to give it a look compared to my den. The ceiling in there looks great.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #63
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Something about whacking, popcorn, & ceiling made me enter this thread.

/leaving
That and I hadnít seen Dinny Blues forever.
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #64
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Then do what I said, smooth in where you dig too deep and paint it.

Once the popcorn is down, you can always hit it with some knockdown.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:00 PM   #65
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I'm wanting to do this to my house. For some reason, previous owners only removed the master bedroom, den, and the bathrooms of popcorn ceiling. I know how to remove the popcorn. Its the steps i take after removal, to retexture. Anyone care to give me instructions?
My instructions would be not to try to do that yourself.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:14 PM   #66
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I just finished removing 3000 sq ft of popcorn ceiling.
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