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Why is new acoustic texture cracking?

I am having ceiling repairs done in my house after a water leak from the roof. The bathroom repairs are not going well. The first time they scraped off the old popcorn and put new popcorn on it didn't ...
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Potential Asbestos - Health and Abatement Concerns [closed]

My wife and I bought a house built in 1978 (our first!) about a month ago. One of the first things we did was scrape the popcorn texture off the ceilings. It wasn't until after the fact, in a ...
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Spray painting popcorn ceiling

I am going to paint our 1970s popcorn ceiling and walls. I will be using an airless paint spray (rental from Homedepot) for both the ceiling and walls. I’ve taped off the trim, windows, and doors, but ...
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What to do about some popcorn ceiling that's left in some closet railing

Consider: During an attempt to update my closet doors, I recently discovered that underneath and around the closet railings there are some popcorn ceiling material. I had it tested to be positive ...
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Any idea what happened to the Ceiling and how to fix it

How would I repair the crack and bulge in the popcorn ceiling? There is additional cracking in the wall nearby. The ceiling was painted 3 years ago and the wall by the ceiling had crack repairs and ...
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How to safely handle a (likely) asbestos popcorn ceiling encapsulation?

We have a cottage that was built in the 70s. I had our asbestos tiles (tested by a company, some were 0.5% asbestos some were 2% asbestos) covered with quarter inch mahogany underlay and then sheet ...
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Will my ceiling hold an over the popcorn solution?

I am looking for a solution to my popcorn without removing it. I am thinking of using MDF ship-lap then creating small depth coffers. My issue is that I don't know how much weight my ceiling can hold. ...
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Remove Popcorn Ceiling without Asbestos, what kind of specialist should I hire?

I want to remove Popcorn ceiling from 300 sq foot living room. The Ceiling does Not have asbestos, (I confirmed), and was built 1985. It will also be repainted with basic White Paint. Who should I ...
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What should I do with this deteriorating, partially removed, popcorn ceiling?

Over the years the popcorn ceiling (over drywall and painted, I believe) in my bathroom has started to "sag" in places. Recently pieces started to fall off and I decided it was time to ...
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Seeking input on popcorn ceiling removal

Cross post from HomeImprovement subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HomeImprovement/comments/gphjmr/seeking_input_on_popcorn_ceiling_removal/ So... somebody decided we should undertake the task of ...
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What do I need to do to prepare to remove a textured (popcorn) walls?

Questions: What are some things I should definitely know? What will be behind my popcorn wall? (The original wall we put the popcorn over?) Since masks are out of stock because of the Covid19 virus. ...
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Why did I have issues scraping off a popcorn ceiling?

My house was built in 1971. After removing a think layer of popcorn, I found cardboard behind it. Does anyone know what that is? Is it safe to just paint over it? ======= Edit: Technically, JACK has ...
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How can I be sure all the asbestos particles are gone?

So we got rid of the popcorn ceiling that had asbestos. Now my wife is worried about the particles that might still be lingering in the air. How long until it settles down? Wet-mopping, HEPA vacuuming ...
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How do I remove painted knockdown texture?

We scraped our popcorn ceilings and had somebody do knockdown texture in the whole house. Problem is, that when the guy went to prime over the texture, some of the texture started peeling off on the ...
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Can houseplants actually improve air quality?

I just moved to a new apartment. If I close the windows, the air gets heavy and stale very quickly and I get a headache. The place has laminate flooring (which looks pretty realistic, I thought it ...
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popcorn ceiling in old building but ceiling looks new- asbestos worries

My apartment building is very old. It was built in the 1960s. I want to mount my projector in the ceiling but it is a popcorn ceiling, and an old building, so I am worried about asbestos. Although the ...
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How should I patch a popcorn ceiling?

I had to repair a corner joint between my kitchen and living ceiling (kitchen is ceiling lower than living room) by scraping the popcorn off of the kitchen ceiling and replacing a metal corner bead. ...
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Would this be an effective method to remove painted popcorn ceiling?

Sand off tops of "popcorn bumps" with rotary sander or multi tool (like bosch multi-x). Spray with vinegar and water. Use elbow grease and a scraper.
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Is the vermiculite found in my popcorn ceiling toxic? Can I remove it myself?

I'm planning to remove a "popcorn" ceiling and submitted a ceiling sample to the labs for asbestos testing. Here are the results: It looks to me like the labs didn't detect any asbestos but I'm not ...
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Tips To Inspect/ Popcorn ceilings

My wife and I are considering buying a house that was built in the 1960s and has acoustic "popcorn" ceilings. I want to know if there is a cheap, effective way to do a home asbestos test. I'm still ...
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Can you paint a ceiling that has acoustical texture??

My guess is that a paint sprayer might be easiest, but are the other ways that won't remove the texture?
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What is the best way to remove popcorn from the ceiling?

What is the best solution for removing popcorn from the ceiling if I want to get it to look smooth afterwards? Edit: thanks for your answers! Would you estimate that replacing the drywall on the ...
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