You’ve got to admit that popcorn (acoustic) ceilings make the home look outdated and terrible after a water leak. When trying to rid your ceiling of the “cottage cheese” texture, this process can cause a mess to your carpeting. There’s way around this.
What you need to do:
Take a 6″ inch spackle knife and attach to the end of your shop vac using duct tape creating a new extension for the vacuum to clean up all the falling popcorn and dust particles as you push the blade along the ceiling.
*Please note: In some cases, Asbestos has been found in popcorn ceilings “The Clean Air Act of 1978” banned the use of the ceiling material, but manufacturers were allowed to use up their existing inventory, so popcorn ceilings continued to crop up across the country well into the mid-’80s.
Have your popcorn ceiling tested for Asbestos before removing yourself.
Video in on the next page – enjoy!