Got the result from the lab telling me it has no abestos in my 1956 house in southern calif.
Now the hard part is my ceiling has been painted by me in the past using about 3 coats. In the past, we tried to scrape a piece off and it was a pain. Now I have time and more determined.
My brother has scrapped many homes but all were non painted. After scrapping a piece off for testing, the surface under the popcorn doesn't look like a true drwyall but some kind of sand/hard rock surface (it is called plaster)?
My plan is to do a skim coat of mud over it and do a light sand. Then prime the ceiling. Finally use a hopper to spray a light texture and then use the trowel so give the texture a nice look.
I will be using water to wet the ceiling before scrapping it off. Any better idea?
Here is the picture of the surface in the closet.