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Old 11-11-2019, 12:58 AM   #1
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Starting a job this week and part of the scope is spraying popcorn ceiling and i was wondering if i am able to use the plus 3 bucket joint compound or if there is a type of joint used for this task ?
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Old 11-11-2019, 07:57 AM   #2
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Just tape tape the ceiling as if you're taping the walls.
Then prime the ceiling.
Then spray with your spray texture. I'm partial to USG spray tex. Follow the mixing instructions on the bag. They have coverage rate per bag as well.
I spray mine alot lighter, at a faster rate. So I get more coverage per bag. But I like the lighter look as opposed to a heavy texture.

You can try a few test passed on some paper first.

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Tape well brother, that crap makes a mess going on and a mess when it gets removed.
Not a lover of pop corn ceiling, pain in the ass to paint also.
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Mix it soupy.
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Biggest dust trap there is. Hate it.
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Are you doing a retro 70s remodel? Isn't popcorn dated? Of course we are in different areas.
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I'm guilty of spraying a bunch of that in the 70's and early 80's. It and other blown on textures are outdated and removed I don't think I pulled out my hopper since. If I had to do it I'd only use what Mixalot posted.
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Since we’re on the subject of Popcorn Ceilings .....

We are just purchasing a condo built in 1984, and I want to remove it. Is spraying water, waiting and scraping the best approach, or just go at it dry?
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I use a pump sprayer and a floor scraper with 4mil plastic on the floor.
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Since we’re on the subject of Popcorn Ceilings .....

We are just purchasing a condo built in 1984, and I want to remove it. Is spraying water, waiting and scraping the best approach, or just go at it dry?
1984, get asbestos tests yet?

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Since we’re on the subject of Popcorn Ceilings .....

We are just purchasing a condo built in 1984, and I want to remove it. Is spraying water, waiting and scraping the best approach, or just go at it dry?


Soak it with soapy water, sprayed on. The soap helps the water penetrate.

Go to lunch, Then do it again. Time is your friend.

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Soak it with soapy water, sprayed on. The soap helps the water penetrate.

Go to lunch, Then do it again. Time is your friend.

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Thanks Cedarboarder.

Would having lunch at the famous Flora-Bama be adequate?

The condo is about 5 minutes away.
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If I ever get out that way for sure. Looks like that state line is worth the trip.

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The ceiling will probably need a skin coat after the popcorn removal.
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Yeah you just got to tape up the walls, prime the ceiling and start with your spray texture. It will take a bit to get it right but you can test on some paper before the ceiling. If you need help let me know I'll leave my website below and you can get in touch with me there.


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