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What are some tips for popcorn ceiling removal?

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It is easier to remove a popcorn ceiling by tackling a small space before moving on to another area. To prevent damage to the drywall underneath, the popcorn texture should not be overly moistened. Cover all walls and floors to make cleanup easy.

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Popcorn ceiling material is removed by wetting it and then scraping it off with a ceiling texture scraper. Popcorn ceiling added before 1979 may contain asbestos, and it should be tested before it is removed. Popcorn ceilings are textured treatments that are sprayed onto the ceiling. They were once commonly used in homes for their ability to hide ceiling imperfections.

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