and you would like to update your home with nice fresh ceilings which will also complement your crown molding, and if you have this installed have a stipple ceiling then it’s time for POPCORN CEILING REMOVAL or acoustic ceiling removal. Otherwise known as “textured ceiling removal or “stipple ceiling removal. It is not an easy task for the average person because it is messy and requires a certain amount of equipment such step ladder or some type of scaffolding such as a “baker scaffold” you can buy from Home Depot, and scrapers and a sanding pole to sand the ceiling. Then you need a certain amount of plastering equipment, Mississauga handyman services usually use a variety of different plastering blades such as a 6-inch plaster knife and a 12-inch plastering Trowel. Add some type of container or place to take the plaster from such as a hawk. This is a little harder to use for the novice, there is also a trough which you can use to take out the plaster.
Word of advice for those who want to do popcorn ceiling removal, to get a smooth ceiling. This type of service is performed by years of experience well-practiced professional handyman with skills in mixing plaster and applying plaster evenly and smoothly across large surfaces.
To be able to get nice flat smooth surfaces with the shadows of dips and bumps you should be able to use very large/wide blades so you’re able to do large swaths of plastering in one shot. Usually the wider the blade is the smoother the entire surface will be to be able to plaster the ceiling most probably two times one time to get rid of the bulk of the irregularities and the second time to smooth out and finish the plaster to a nice smooth surface.
You will have to be able to properly sand between plaster coats here this requires a certain amount of skill and know-how so you will be able to do the sanding in such a way that you’re not making any grooves marks or scratches or depressions in the new plaster this is important because when you paint the ceiling it will have to look just like your wall nice flat and smooth.
Most probably this work will have to be done on scaffolding or a step ladder obviously the scaffolding would be a little bit easier and quicker because it is easier to access more of the ceiling at one time making the job go quicker, but if you do not have a scaffold you’ll have to use a step ladder which will slow you down.
Don’t forget you have to cover all the floors and furniture if there is any in the room. It is advisable that you remove the furniture because when you start sanding the ceiling the drywall dust will get in everywhere. Drywall dust is light and floats and lands on everything as a fine layer of powder. Mississauga handyman plastering service always covers any opening such as doorways, passages, and any type of heating vent and air return vents. This is especially important because if your furnace or air conditioner is using the air return you will be sucking a lot of plaster dust into the furnace. You don’t have to use heavy plastic you just need a light to the plastic to seal all these areas and use some green or blue painters tape which will pull away from the paint from the wall.
There are a couple of methods that can be employed for popcorn ceiling removal. This all depends on whether or not your popcorn ceiling has been painted previously or not. When this ceiling has been previously painted it will be harder to remove the popcorn. In some cases, it will be almost impossible to remove the popcorn. And in this case, the best you can do is just break the tops off the jagged edges of stucco.
If your ceiling has never been painted before there are a couple of ways of removing the texture. The texture dissolves very easily with water. The ceiling can be sprayed with water and then scraped off part by part with a plastering knife and letting it drop into a container with the other hand catching the wet plaster.
The other method that we at Mississauga handyman uses special popcorn ceiling stucco remover sanding machine which is probably the most effective dust-free equipment is available. When sanding the popcorn with this machine it removes it flat and smooth and even across the ceiling with a minimal amount of drywall dust in the air. This Festool equipment is in approximately $2000 investment so it might not be recommended to buy this for one-time use.
Once the entire ceiling has been cleaned off from the texture it is advisable to make sure that all the seams are properly taped, you should have no loose tape anywhere and if you do remove the tape and then re-tape with fresh drywall tape and plaster. Usually, these repairs can be done with sheetrock 20. Make sure that the repair is smooth to the ceiling. Check to see if there are any drywall screws coming out or loose, tighten them up, and then re-plaster.
Now it is time to start your first coat of plaster on the ceiling. If the ceiling is in very good condition you might be able to get away with one or two very light skim coats of plaster and you could probably use at this point just regular premixed drywall compound. But if your ceiling does have damages on it you probably have to use a hot mix/dry plaster compound such as sheetrock 45 or sheetrock 90 which gives you more time to do the repairs. This material is easy sanding but still, it’s better to do a nice job to eliminate any sanding you would have to do.
Now that you have your basic first coat of plaster on your ceiling which you have done carefully trying to eliminate any places that needed extra sanding because you have left too much material on the ceiling and left tool marks now you can put your second coat on. I suggest using the widest clustering tool you have
For the first coat of plastering, you will probably have to sand more than on the second coat. The better job you do on the first coat of plaster the less you’ll have to plaster on the second coat and the easier it will be on your sanding. Ceiling painting advice if you have removed a stucco ceiling from a concrete slab ceiling then it is advisable that you use oil primer or oil flat paint on your new plastered ceiling. When you are using oil paint it does not dissolve and loosen the bond up in between the plaster and the concrete. The last thing you need is your plaster to fall down. Some painters use oil primer as a ceiling finish coat but if the primer is still too shiny then it is advised that you topcoat with a flat oil finish coat paint. Oil paint takes a long time to dry but it looks great when it is, it is dead flat not reflecting any irregularities that still might be on the ceiling from a small scratch or gouge that might be seen from a higher gloss type finish coat.
Hope you got some interesting information on this article on popcorn ceiling removal Mississauga or Drywall Repair
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