2 posts / 0 new
Last post
gapeach
removing ceiling finish

I need to remove a ceiling finish from drywall. The finish is heavier than a popcorn finish. I've tried using a spray bottle with water and scraping with putty knife but it is not coming off as easy as I've seen it come off on some of the home improvement shows I watch. Any suggestions for something that would be more effective on removing this ceiling finish?

A. Spruce
Re: removing ceiling finish

The popcorn has probably been painted which makes removal quite fun. Still, using water and a scraper eases the process, though you scrape it a little first to break the paint barrier so the water can soak in underneath it and it takes longer for the water to saturate the texture.

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.