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What you have is a drywall ceiling that has had popcorn sprayed over it. You can paint over it but you'll have to repair any gouges made from scraping off the popcorn and then prime it. To remove the popcorn, spray water on it, let it soak in for a few minutes and then scrape it off with a mud knife. The larger the mud knife, the less you'll damage the ...


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It really isn't that hard. Wet it down thoroughly and let it soak for a while (10-15 minutes) Wet it down again if it seems too dry. Then scrape it off using about a 6-9" blade. It should come off easily. Have good floor covering so you can easily dispose of the goop later. There is also the possibility of asbestos if built before the mid-1970s. ...


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No - It will never match the original pattern. But we had similar issues in many apartments where we couldn't just leave a bold spot. So we had to re do that "area" area being keyword here. Afterwards apply some undercoats to the area that was redone (we did ours with a concrete mix but some have silicone or other types) Only you will see exactly where ...


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I would do both plants and an air filter. You can purchase a reasonable sized air filter for $89 on Amazon (Honeywell 17000-S QuietCare True HEPA Air Purifier, 200 sq ft) that does a pretty good job of helping clear up the air. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000050AQ5/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I use this one because it's large ...


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There are many options to improve air quality in your apartment. I did some research when I moved into my place last year, and learned that there are many indoor air quality issues that people don't realize may be harmful, like toxins from house cleaners or chemicals that expel from building materials, air conditioners, even electronics. A window fan that ...


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There's no way for anyone to say if there's asbestos in it by looking at it. You'd need to get it tested. Is it a worry? Probably not. It's not friable in this state, so poses no real risk. It's only if you disturb it that it becomes an issue. For the amount you'd have to disturb to mount a projector I'd not lose sleep over it. If you must work with it a ...


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As noted in the comments, you * NEED * to be positive that this isn't 70s vintage, because of the possibility of asbestos. If this was my house, I'd send a sample to a lab. What's behind the wall depends on the vintage of the house itself. If it's post-50s, it's probably a manufactured board product like drywall. Prior to that, it's apt to be some kind of ...


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Removal is the easy part for popcorn texture. Fixing nail or screw divots and making sure tape joints are smooth will be more work than the removal. I would suggest a licensed handyman as they are cheaper than contractors and this is very simple work and easily done by a home owner. I mention the tape and divot repair because when we shot popcorn we really ...


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Painters are probably better at covering and protecting your furniture etc., they do that every time they work. Drywall people generally work when there is NO furniture etc. in the room yet.


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Like Jack said this is drywall which is as expected. But let's dig into your picture a little. It looks like you oversaturated the ceiling and almost put too much water on it. I have taken down many a popcorn ceiling and you basically have two choices that make the job easy. You water and SAND. There are actually tools that do both. I have seen ...


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If you had the ceiling removed by "professional certified removers" then you are free of asbestos. They should have sealed everything up, including vents, etc. before starting and all the particulates were pulled out of the air as the removal was done. Now on the otherhand if you did it yourself or hired some shady under the counter removal company, your ...


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I don't know that replacing the drywall for that little a space wouldn't be the best route. Seems the cleanest. Removing trim isn't hard. I don't know about the mirrors, though. Renting a drywall jack is cheap and makes it a ton easier to hang. A bit of demo and hanging a new ceiling sounds easier than messing around with something that isn't working out....


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just NO to pretty much every answer given here. remove your popcorn in half an hour get enough plastic sheeting that you can tape it from the very top of your walls, drape over furniture, right across floor. Tape it all together so it is one big sheet, neatness does not count get a backpack water sprayer and really soak the ceiling soak it some more wait, ...


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