|Not quite complete...but getting there!|
If ever I were to meet the guy who invented popcorn ceilings...*&$(#*&!!
I should have paid closer attention to the warnings from friends/other bloggers about scraping your own popcorn ceilings - it's MESSY, time consuming, a little painful, but ultimately pretty addictive and so rewarding! Thanks to Pretty Handy Girl for my inspiration!: http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/2012/03/scraping-your-own-popcorn-ceilings-its-a-messy-job-but-someones-gotta-do-it.html
Supplies needed for project:
- plastic sheets/tarps (buy 'em cheap...you just throw them out after use)
- spray bottle, filled with water
- sandpaper - 100 grit
- masking tape or frog tape
- mask (so you don't inhale the plaster)
- primer (see Part 2)
- ceiling paint (see Part 2)
- paint roller (see Part 2)
I started in our guest bathroom:
*Note that we're only going to DIY these slanted dormer ceilings...we'll hire a professional to scrape our ceilings...as the rooms are just too big for me (or us) to conquer!
Step #1: I removed all shelving & knick-knacks from the bathroom, and began taping plastic sheets to the walls. It's recommended that you cover your entire room in plastic, connecting the sheets with masking tape or frog tape. I only covered the area I was working in...and later wished I'd covered the whole room. It's amazing how plaster dust can travel :(
|You can see where I started scraping (top right corner), and the remaining popcorn|
Step #3: once all popcorn is removed, sand lightly with sandpaper. Take a damp washcloth and wipe away plaster dust. Let dry completely.
|Popcorn all gone! Ready for spackle...|
Step #5: Remove the plastic from your walls (if it hasn't already fallen down...I used masking tape, which didn't hold up to the spray-water very well)
Next steps: coming soon! I'll go over the final steps (priming and painting) in Part 2!
In the meantime, I was feeling froggy, so started on our bedroom dormers also:
Have you tried scraping texture from ceilings or walls before? What worked/didn't work for you??