Removing 'Popcorn' Ceiling
Hello everyone -
I'm a frequenter on the Garden Web forums, but will be here more often now since my wife, Dena, and I just closed on a house in Manchester, Connecticut last Thursday. It was built in 1865, but updated in 1971 - electrical, sheetrock, etc.
We don't have to move in right away, so we can and will be spending some time to fix it up, have a new roof put on, paint, etc.
One of the things we cannot stand is the popcorn ceilings and want to remove it and repaint. Have any of you done it or have suggestions? We were thinking of scraping it off with something like a putty knife, or large wire brush scrubbing pad, or car ice scraper and using the shop vac to clean everything up. We've already started ripping out the carpets so the stuff would be easier to sweep up.
Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks