Textured popcorn ceilings went out of style years ago, but many older homes—and some new ones—still have them. While taking down a textured ceiling is not that difficult, it can be a messy job that requires work and special safety precautions.
HazardsThere are two potential problems that can turn removing a textured ceiling into a DIY nightmare:
- Painted Ceiling: Another potential problem that can make removing a popcorn ceiling much more difficult is if paint has been applied over the texture. This prevents the texture from absorbing water, which is necessary to loosen the material.
This article has some great tips on prep, asbestos testing and texture removal for unpainted surfaces. But the suggestions for painted texture removal I would highly recommend against. "While a painted textured ceiling can be removed, it usually requires the application of a chemical stripper to breakdown the paint barrier." DON'T DO IT!!! Using chemical strippers inside your home is extremely hazardous to you and your families health. Most chemical strippers are toxic and contain carcinogenic cancer causing substances.
EcoSolve Americas has the solution for safe painted textured coating removal with X-Tex Textured Coating Remover. Finally a water based fume free texture remover that is completely safe to use indoors. X-Tex has a no drip gel that can penetrate multiple layers of paint and texture coatings with less mess and no health hazards. X-Tex has a wet working system that keeps material being removed wet for a dust free removal experience. Visit the EcoSolve website for more info on X-Tex and where to buy! http://www.ecosolveamericas.com/ Watch the latest how to You Tube video by EcoSolve to see X-Tex removing textured wall coatings! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZbXcac0jR4