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Supplies and Tools:
Coveralls disposable Clear plastic
Joint knives 3-inches (scraper)
Plastic bag - cover shoes
Tyler Zowat 's home is in Perris, California. He drive a commercial truck all week long, and to get ahead he even does odd job most weekends.Tyler wanted his little girl to have a grown up room and one thing he really wanted was to have the acoustic ceiling (popcorn) removed from her room. Tyler's home was built in the late 1990 and popcorn was used to hide ceiling flaws.
This post shows the fifteen steps on how to remove acoustic ceiling texture.
- What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber.
- Asbestos can cause lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
- Residential homes built between 1930 and 1950 may have asbestos as insulation.
- The Environmental Protection Agency states not dust, sweep, or vacuum debris that may contain asbestos.
- One rule of thumb is if your residential home is built before 1980 then pay for the asbestos test. More questions? Check this web site: www.epa.gov/asbestos/pubs/ashome
- The most important STEP is to TEST the acoustic ceiling to make sure there is no asbestos. If the test shows that the ceiling has ASBESTOS then a contractor needs to remove the ceiling acoustic.
Step 2: Purchase coveralls, some paint stores sell disposable so after the job just toss them into the trash.
Step 3: Get some gloves, kitchen plastic gloves are great, just make sure they are not too tight.
Step 4: Do the same for your feet, shoe cover your shoes, or cover them in a plastic bag.
Step 5: Safety glasses to protect your eyes.
Step 6: Tarp the entire room, including taping the edges of the tarp with duct tape and remove all the furniture.
Step 7: If the furniture can not be removed, the furniture must be taped with clear plastic to protect it from the mud that will fall from the ceiling.
Step 8: A powerful vacuum cleaner attached with a floor hose.
Step 9: Fig.1 shows a portable bug sprayer with warm water.
|Fig.1 Gray tarp |
water bug sprayer
|Fig.2 Ceiling popcorn to be removed|
|Fig.3 Vacuum removes popcorn dust|
|Fig.4 Let water soak|
|Fig.5 Spray water spray|
|Fig.6 Peel popcorn|
|Fig.7 Popcorn on tarp|
|Fig.8 Ceiling finished|
- Part 1 of 7 - Wallpaper Border Removal
- Part 2 of 7 - Acoustic Ceiling Removal
- Part 3 of 7 - Sanding and Priming the Ceiling
- Part 4 of 7 - Ceiling Painting
- Part 5 of 7 - How to Paint a Closet Blue
- Part 6 of 7 - Painting the Walls Blue
- Part 7 of 7 - How To Paint White Baseboard
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