Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Mess

Marshall took a picture of me behind the plastic I hung to try and keep the "popcorn" from getting all over the house. Unfortunately, when I began to wet the ceiling the plastic began to fall from the walls. It also felt like I was in a big plastic bag so in someways I was glad when it began to fall.

                     Quite a messy job

These were the tools I used. The yellow plastic scraper was actually the best tool. The bigger tool was a $17 purchase designed  for the removal of popcorn ceilings, it was ineffective and a waste of money.

It was actually not a difficult process but on the messy side!

The ceilings definitely look better but still need painting. The other thing that happened was the drywall tape that connected the ceiling and wall came loose and had to be pulled off leaving a gap between the ceiling and wall. We have three choices:
  1. reapply drywall tape, add more mud...etc
  2. try to caulk and hope it corrects the gap
  3. add crown molding which will cover the holes and any remaining tape and uneven areas.
We have decided to go with #3.

Tuesday the ceramic floor will be laid. We are making progress!


  1. THIS IS SO EXCITING! I dont think you or dad will be using your bathroom any longer. What a project this has been! :)

  2. I like choice #3, too! What a project!