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Old 03-07-2016, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default I'm looking at ways to cover a popcorn ceiling

Has anybody ever used styrofoam ceiling tiles? It seems they can be put directly on the popcorn ceiling using glue.

I watched a couple of videos, and it looked pretty simple.

This is a bathroom, and I don't have the time to remove the ceiling and clean up before other work gets started.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:12 PM   #2
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Cleaning popcorn from a bathroom ceiling will take hardly any time! Styrofoam tiles over popcorn are not going to ever be nice and flat, and the glue will probably soften the popcorn some.

All in all, take a day to clean off that popcorn. Way easier!
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:39 PM   #3
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That is what I was thinking..How big a room is this bathroom?

IMHO--You could have bad issues down the road with glueing tiles to the ceiling.. There would be gaps between the tiles and the ceiling that could trap air and moisture that equal MOLD...Like JM said the tiles could come down or sag.
I think a few hours work would be much nicer finish in the end.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:58 PM   #4
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Absolutely what they said!
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:24 PM   #5
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Ok, ok . You all have convinced me.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:54 PM   #6
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But, but, but - before you start scraping, have it tested for asbestos unless it was done in the last few yrs.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:31 PM   #7
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If the ceiling has not been painted yet, it's easier to remove the popcorn.

Delay the other work and do the ceiling first. You can also have thin drywall put right over the existing ceiling and finished. Good Luck!
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Old 03-13-2016, 12:28 PM   #8
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Well, this was a no brainer! DH had the ceiling scraped, primed and painted all in one day. He's ready to do the other bathroom now.

Thanks everybody for your ideas!
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:59 AM   #9
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I have scraped all the popcorn off the ceilings in our house. I have ONE more room to go. NASTY stuff. You CAN get quarter inch sheetrock I believe and just cover it up, but that is more work as you will need to tape the seams and then seal and paint, so you might as well scrape, seal and paint.
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