Homax 6100 Ceiling Texture Scraper,Black,12-Inch
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Make sure you’re wearing protective clothing as the paint on the ceiling will fall onto you as you scrape. Before you remove Artex from your wall or ceiling, it's advised to test a small area first. This will give you a good idea on the time it will take to complete your project.
It is strongly advised you don’t break off any of the artex to send as a sample yourself, as you could risk exposure to harmful fibres.You can also use a mud pan, specifically the kind for holding joint compound, to catch the wet popcorn so it doesn’t all land on the plastic-covered floor. It does create a slippery mess. Note: If your home was built before 1979, the texture might contain asbestos, which can do serious damage to your lungs. So before removing texture, it must be tested (you’ll find lots of labs and instructions online). You can remove texture that contains asbestos yourself as long as you carefully follow safe procedures. For all of these reasons—mess, time, skill level, asbestos—covering a ceiling is often easier than removing texture. Another option to consider is covering your popcorn ceiling with drywall instead of removing it. Here’s how. A: In short, yes you can! If the artex in your home is in good condition and there are no breakages then it is safe to cover the artex with plasterboard and skim over it with a fresh layer of plaster.
Although very popular in the 1950s, Stucco ceilings, sometimes called, “Popcorn” or “acoustic ceilings”, are now less commonly seen in homes.
We recommend that you cover yourself appropriately, wear old clothing and ideally cover your skin, with long sleeves and trousers. The X-Tex is a safe product to use. This doesn’t cause any burns and you won’t get any nasty toxic smells due to the products PH level.