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wetwille

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If I'm painting a room, I'm more a fan of this method:
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Air? Kinda messy? Airless leaves a nice stipple when priming, especially anywhere there is joint compound. Since the real issue often isn't that people haven't sanded it smooth, it's really that the wall is not as smooth as the compound so the joints are very apparent. Poors method - prime all compound areas with a concrete roller first to stipple them up to more closely match the paper drywall. Or spray if a small area.
 

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Air? Kinda messy? Airless leaves a nice stipple when priming, especially anywhere there is joint compound. Since the real issue often isn't that people haven't sanded it smooth, it's really that the wall is not as smooth as the compound so the joints are very apparent. Poors method - prime all compound areas with a concrete roller first to stipple them up to more closely match the paper drywall. Or spray if a small area.
Of course it's messy. That's why you prime and mask.
 
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Pump sprayer with plain water in it and a long handled scraper is how you take popcorn off ceilings. Easy, doesn't require anything powered, and no dust.

Practice small in some obscure corner to get the hang of how much to wet it and how long to wait. Get it right and it scrapes right off without being so wet as to damage the sheetrock.
 

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Pump sprayer with plain water in it and a long handled scraper is how you take popcorn off ceilings. Easy, doesn't require anything powered, and no dust.

Practice small in some obscure corner to get the hang of how much to wet it and how long to wait. Get it right and it scrapes right off without being so wet as to damage the sheetrock.
That works except in the case of someone having painted it (like say, if they were doing the "containment" method of asbestos abatement).

My ceilings are all painted.
 

HipHugHer

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That works except in the case of someone having painted it (like say, if they were doing the "containment" method of asbestos abatement).

My ceilings are all painted.
If it's flat paint it'll still work. If it has some gloss or shine to it, not so much.
 

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Pump sprayer with plain water in it and a long handled scraper is how you take popcorn off ceilings. Easy, doesn't require anything powered, and no dust.

Practice small in some obscure corner to get the hang of how much to wet it and how long to wait. Get it right and it scrapes right off without being so wet as to damage the sheetrock.
assuming no fuckstick painted them over the years. Mine had two coats of paint on em and are irremovable. I've replaced the ceilings on 5 out of 11 rooms now to get rid of it
 
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