Textured Cottage Cheese Ceiling Debris DisposalThe first thing you have to do when starting a textured ceiling removal project is to plan for the debris disposal. That’s right, you’re first order of business is to have a way to get rid of that stuff. That is, assuming its not tainted with a dangerous material, such as asbestos. Make no mistake about it, this will generate a whole heap of debris. What’s more, it could uncover hidden issues.
Very few things date a space like a popcorn ceiling—and not in a charming way. They’re difficult to repair, hard to clean, and catch dust easily; but despite all these cons, their popularity exploded beginning in the late 1950s because they made easy work of finishing ceilings and hiding imperfections. If it’s time to bid farewell, there are three popular ways to take on the challenge: scrape, cover with a new layer of drywall, or skim coat with plaster to create a new texture. Which is best? Depends on a lot of things, including the age and condition of the substrate (ceiling). —This Old HouseFor instance, the material underneath the texture or cottage cheese might well be damaged. You just don’t know about it yet because it’s covered. Scraping off the popcorn finish can easily reveal such a problem. Of course, you might not find anything.
Textured Cottage Cheese Ceiling Removal Guide for Bradenton Property OwnersTextAny contractor or stalwart do-it-yourselfer that’s taken-on this project will no doubt tell you how hard it is and how disruptive it is to your daily life. If you aren’t detoured, you can do this project on your own. Here’s a basic textured cottage cheese ceiling removal guide to follow:
- Test for asbestos. Asbestos was a common ingredient in decades past, so, you should buy a test kit to know for sure. Test the ceiling to ensure that it doesn’t contain any harmful elements.
- Cover the floor. Next, you’ll need to cover the floor beneath to protect it from falling debris. Spread out drop cloths and/or plastic across the floor to not only catch falling debris and to protect the flooring.
- Use a solution to soften the ceiling texture. There are different solutions and mixes to use to spray onto the texture to soften it for removal.
- Scrape the texture away from the ceiling. Using a scraper, start scraping the texture away. Be careful when scraping around crown moulding so you don’t cut into or mar it with the edge of the scraper.