How To: Remove Popcorn Ceiling Texture
The Homax Ceiling Scraper provides a fast and
easy way to scrape away unwanted texture
while helping you contain the mess.
- Read Scraper instructions thoroughly
- Protect the floor and surrounding furniture
with plastic drop cloths.
- Wetting the ceiling texture may not be
required but helps to soften aged material
and reduce dust. Use a spray bottle or pump
sprayer to thoroughly wet the ceiling surface.
- Attach a standard plastic trash bag to the spring
steelblade of the Ceiling Scraper using the clips
supplied. Attach to a standard threaded extension
pole to makethe reach easier.
- Start scraping using long, smooth strokes and
applying even pressure across the ceiling. The texture will
fall into the plastic bag for easy disposal. Continue along the
entire surface of the ceiling. Within minutes the unsightly
popcorn is gone.
Has your acoustic ceiling texture been painted? If it has, then
before wetting, scrape off the tops of the texture to expose the
- When the ceiling is complete, be sure to remove
any remaining texture residue, sand smooth if needed and apply a primer
coat prior to painting or applying a
new wall texture.
The Homax aerosol Orange Peel & Knockdown Ceiling Texture is a fast and
easy way to apply a subtle texture to your
ceiling once the texture is removed. It also
helps to hide minor surface imperfections
that may be more visible if the ceiling is simply painted smooth.
WARNING: If your ceiling texture was applied before 1979, do not attempt to remove it without having it tested for asbestos content. Asbestos fibers, when inhaled, can cause serious health problems including
cancer. Prior to the 1980’s, asbestos was used in thousands of different construction materials and manufactured products, including acoustic (popcorn) ceiling textures. Contact the Environmental Protection
Agency for more information or have it tested by a professional testing company.