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Old 08-11-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Has anyone done this? Is it more difficult than painting a regular ceiling?


 

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I have done it in several rooms of my house....it's not easy, but can be done! You get a good arm workout from it too! The sale a special kind of roller that's made to work on popcorn ceilings. Have fun!
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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We bought a paint sprayer and covered the walls while we painted. The ceiling looks great and took us under 2 hours.
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That stuff...
Old 08-11-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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soaks up paint like a sponge! I agree with buying the special roller.
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We have found that rolling in one direction, not back and forth works best for us. When we rolled back and forth the stuff came off on the roller. The happened in the old areas of our house where the popcorn was applied over the old ceiling. It hasn't been as bad in the new parts of the house. Do use the special roller. The one we use is foam with slits all around it. Good luck


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Old 08-12-2010, 04:57 AM
 
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My popcorn ceiling is peeling off. I don't know what to do. Some people say take it off.. What is your input? tia
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:25 AM
 
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We have popcorn ceilings and I am not a fan of them.

We will be painting our kitchen in the next few weeks and our soffetts (sp) above our cabinets are popcorn too. I would like to get rid of it, but I heard it is a LOT of work and pretty time consuming.

I will be interested to hear what worked for you!
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I removed a popcorn ceiling and it's very messy because of the dust falling on you. It came off very easily, probably because it had never been painted before. It was well worth it. My ceiling was perfect underneath and looked more modern.
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Removing the textured ceilings is very messy, labor intensive, and time consuming. I'm stuck with some for now. What I found at the hardware store is a foam roller cover made for this purpose. It holds a lot of paint which is important for these ceilings, plus it has slits in it which allow the material to get into all the nooks and crannies of the ceiling. I'd use this plus an extension pole. I hate painting ceilings, but I've done every ceiling in my house at least once.
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:35 PM
 
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Please come and do mine I have this one bald spot close to the vent where the stuff just came off. What should I do just painted over it? Or let "you" paint over it. TIA


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I should have said the roller cover is for painting over textured ceilings, not for repairing textured ceilings or taking the texture off.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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we have spots were the "popcorn" came off our ceiling. I took a small brush and very carefully painted it by hand. It was a pain to climb the ladder and paint. It is not a noticeable though now that it is painted.
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