Good Questions: Getting rid of icky wall texture

Good Questions: Getting rid of icky wall texture

Feb 6, 2007

We love our Edwardian apartment; but I HATE the plaster swirly stuff that some genius put on the walls and ceilings in the bedrooms and hallway. Has anyone done the work of taking this stuff off themselves? [close-ups after the jump]

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It is not the popcorn finish, more like rough cake icing. It's peeling off the ceiling in one part, and I'm dying to repaint, but I think I need to get rid of this stuff first. Does anyone have tips? I don't think my landlord will pay for someone to do it. . . but he might give me a break for doing it myself.

I actually did remove a piece of the plaster from the ceiling, where it had cracked . . . so there's one photo of that to show the thickness of the plaster, in case you think that's helpful.



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