Today’s DIY Question
How to remove and refinish a popcorn ceiling
I recently moved into a small apartment in Manhattan. There is a popcorn ceiling. I noticed a small water stain. Upon closer inspection, the ceiling I discovered is dry. However, the ceiling crumbled in my hand. I checked another part of the ceiling, same thing. Flakes fall to the ground, on the couch leaving white sheet-rock like material.
Is this popcorn ceiling dangerous? Should I be concerned? Is it airborne?
I have a disabled daughter who can’t breathe any hazardous materials. She has noticed she’s been getting hives on her legs and a stuff nose. But this could coincidental.
PS- the building isn’t that old. So I don’t think there is asbestos.
DIY Answer Guy
Hi Clem, The popcorn ceiling is mostly just an aggravation. It’s fairly easy to remove with a 4″ drywall or putty knife.
Make sure to wear a mask as it will get a bit dusty and have your shop-vac ready to do the final cleanup.
My best to your daughter. I have one in a similar situation.
Enjoy yourself and let me know how you get on. Cheers