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chibe_k 10-11-2007 10:51 PM

Replacing popcorn ceiling
 
I live in a house built in the 60s and it has popcorn ceiling. I don't like popcorn ceiling and want to replace it with smooth textures. My plan was to DIY originally but I was told by a friend that very likely the ceiling has asbestos. Should I hire a professional contractor instead ? In southern California, can someone give me an idea how much the job will cost on a 1300 sq/ft house ?

Thanks,
chiberg

inspectorD 10-16-2007 01:58 PM

This has been covered somewhere here before....
 
The usual thing to do is to get some of it tested...then get some prices to remove it if there is asbestos.
If not asb... wet it and scrape it your self...and clean up if it is not beyond your capabilities. Then patch as needed...sand.


Paint.:)

tractng 10-19-2009 05:45 PM

I am close to your area. Any status? I like to do the same thing.

Tnt

funetical 10-20-2009 08:02 AM

What year was your house built?


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