Is this asbestos?
I have some brown areas on my living room ceiling that came when the roof needed replacing. Now I want to scrape off the old "popcorn" ceiling and repaint the whole ceiling. Went to the home store to buy a scraper and the label says "If your house was built before 1979, see if it is asbestos before you scrape". The house was built in 1950, don't know if the popcorn ceiling was put in at the time or later, but I have lived here for 22 years and it has been up all that time. Has anybody had this problem? How do I find out if it is asbestos and then what?