Does Paint Seal Asbestos?

The EPA recommends hiring a licensed professional to apply a light coat of paint to encapsulate and seal asbestos materials, such as those used for popcorn ceilings. It is essential that the professional keeps the paint layer light enough that it does not cause the materials to drop off the ceiling and release asbestos fibers into the air. The source recommends that homeowners not disturb these materials in any way.