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June 27, 11:56 PM [GMT -5]

A few years ago, instead of removing a popcorn ceiling, I sanded it. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful knock downs I've ever seen. Others notice it and asked how they'd get one too.

I believe key to sanding a popcorn ceiling is that it has several dried coats of paint in it. The paint soaked into the foam allows you to sand it.

Don't try to finish one spot. Instead, lightly sand the whole ceiling. Then come back and touch up spots. A 20x20 ceiling can be done in a couple hours using a sanding pole and sixty grit mesh screen.

Needless to say, this is labor intensive. However, I was about fifty-five (I did three large rooms) when I did it and it was SO worth the effort.

As they say, be mindful of that some popcorn ceilings have asbestos.

June 27, 11:51 PM [GMT -5]

I've done this a couple times now. The last time, I used the balance of the drywall mud I have left. It dried much quicker and I had to do the knock down in about twenty minutes after it was on.

Spending the couple dollars on the two foot long knock down knife is a must.

I sued a hopper, so I didn't have to hold a two gallon hopper over my head. Much nicer, to be sure.

June 27, 4:59 PM [GMT -5]

I'd really like to hear from someone who did this as to what their first-time experience was like. I'd like to try it, but I'd be really worried that my technique at the beginning would be different than at the end. I have about 1000sq feet of contiguous ceiling. Any differences would be noticable.

October 14, 11:24 AM [GMT -5]

Has anyone seen or used the spounge to do knockdown patches .would love to hear feed back on this.there is a guy on youtube using one .its the bald guy in the big truck dont reall know how to post a link or i would

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