Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Z: Don't ever try to eat popcorn ceiling texture unless you first add a dash of salt
Z: Why put textured cottage cheese on ceilings? Well its cheap, its incredibly easy to apply, and it serves as a magnificent acoustic dampener. So what's not to like about affordability, ease, and soft noises. Well for one, poop ceilings could do the same thing. And ten years later it would start flaking off.

Therefore we removed them all.
Removing popcorn ceilings is a 4 step process:
1. Protect the good stuff: We suffocated the walls and floors with tape and plastic. This was the only expense
2. Water the popcorn: Deceive the popcorn by offering it a drink. We sprayed with a garden sprayer and even pulled the hose in the house. A nice indoor sauna effect is created
3. Kill the popcorn after it has satiated its greedy thirst: We applied grease to our elbows and scraped for 40 days and 40 nights leaving slimy globs of popcorn laying dead on the floor
4. Clean up: Wrap the dead popcorn body in the plastic and place it near the curb and no will even know.

This project took nearly 6 months to complete 8 rooms, closets and all. Yes, it was worth it.
S: Safety Sarah says always wear a dust mask when removing popcorn ceiling!

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