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They can go somewhere and hide like the kids,or he will put them to work too.
you could always dip the cats in the water and rub them on the ceiling lol
I am a Painter in Michigan and I use this when I remove the popcorn, however 6 out of 10 times I have to float parts of the ceiling with a 2 foot knife to make it flat and smooth again because the popcorn was used to cover up those darn cracks and defects, and that is why for some people it cost an arm and a leg to get rid of it, and that is why I am the only company I know of that works with folks on a budget / payment plan feel free to call anytime 248-439-3000 I am in the metro Detroit area :) Kudos to the guy that did this work Want a job lol for some reason folks dont want to work anymore or cant keep up with me lol
sounds a tad cold
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If you wait long enough it will be back in style. In the near future granite and stainless steel with be the new shag carpet.
Got a quote yesterday for 1600sqft from the guy in town who is cheaper than everyone else according to many homeowners and it was quoted at $3700 ... that's here in Colorado Springs, Colorado ...
Ha I don't know if you're joking or serious, but the cats spent the weekend upstairs in the very clean bedrooms. That cleanup shot was well after the dust had settled. A quick kitty bath to clean their paws and they were good and new!
I don't like the fact I can see cat paw prints in that filth on the table. Do you have no respect for THEIR lungs? Because I am probably pretty positive you didn't give your pets a face mask. And no, I am not fun at parties lmao.
Great tip. I chose not to use that bag pole thing because I simply didn't want to stop and replace the bag every few minutes. It was much easier for me to walk down the length of room and scrape onto the tarps. Then again, I'm 6'3" so I really didn't need to reach that far!
If the ceiling has been painted over, and the home was built before 1980, there's the possibility that the painting was done as "encapsulation" of the asbestos-laden "popcorn". Encapsulation-in-situ or encapsulation-in-place is an approved form of remediation for asbestos. If you disturb that encapsulation, then you'll need to dip into your wallet for either professional removal; or all of the materials and training to do it yourself, which includes a whole lot of plastic, HEPA filters, PAPR full-face respirators, "bunny suits", and a lot more (you're better off hiring a haz-mat remediation company). - Smokeybehr
Outstanding, what would the cost be to have someone else do it? - DonH25
Thank you for sharing your experience!
I'm sure either would work well. The point is to the moisten the material so any adhesive loosens and falls away from the drywall with your scraper or whatever. Not too much though! You dont want to moisten the ceiling above the popcorn, just the material :)
OMG THANK YOU~!!! Beautiful Home too - MeowBox
If you used crack shot sparkling paste from Home Depot - you just added asbestos to your homes building materials. Asbestos is not fully banned and still appears in many products today in the US. The laws in different countries may not ban the use at all ( i.e. No bans in India ) - LewisM11
You really did this the hard way!Cut up a cereal box and make a long thin box that is about 1" wider than the knife on each side, and sticks out the front an inch also. Have a long flap out the back that you then tape to the bottom of the knife.Then use a household spray bottle with some vinegar and water and soak down the ceiling, then scrape. It should come off in a bit of a mush. if it's hard and dusty then you have not soaked it enough. 95% of the material should go into the box and just empty it into a garbage can after 2 - 3 full strokes.Also, you should not need to sand, just soak an old towel in the vinegar and water mixture and scrub the ceiling till it's smooth.The whole Asbestose issue is ONLY with dust and breathing it in. if you keep everything damp and not sand, then there is no dust and no problem with asbestos. - MikeO
The best trick I found is adding a drop of dish soap to the water it makes it stick to the ceiling and soak in. I found a terrible ceiling under all that popcorn and good luck finding a pro that will even show up to give you a price to fix a ceiling. - JeffB19
http://diyfunideas.com/remove-popcorn-ceilings-30-minutes/ hey everyone, I wanted to thank the author and everyone else for good ideas! Im getting ready to work on taking off my popcorn ceilings and this has been enlightening for me! I inculded a site above only because I ran across it too when doing research on popcorn ceilings and the contractor used a special plastic that has tape alrwady attached and you tape it to the walls and then drape it, so as to cover the floors and furniture and when he finished taking off all the popcorn, he then rolled up the plastic and it didnt leave a mess on floors or furniture and nothing had to be moved to do the job. I just thought I would mention that becaue the mess was a concerm for me as well and I really liked the idea. Good luck everyone!
If it is on walls, it is probably stucco or concrete. It is very difficult to remove.
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