Mobile Home popcorn ceiling

Is there an easy way to either remove or cover a popcorn ceiling in our mobile?
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CHI-MUM



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CHI-MUM wrote:

Use a garden pump-style spayer and spray the ceiling with warm water. This will soften it up enough to scrape off with a wide drywall knife. Just be sure to use drop cloths and the like to prevent this sludge from getting on anything you value like the floor, baseboard, walls, etc. Wear a cap and eye protection. This job is a bit messy.
The advantage of the popcorn is that is easier than taping and mudding the ceiling with your arms overhead. You can therefore expect to find a rather rudimentary taping job underneath the popcorn. You may want or need to smooth it out by re-mudding the joints and perhaps put a skim coat on as well, before painting.
A mobile home in cold climates can undergo a lot of frost movement. that is why they avoid taped wallboard joints which can fail when the frost heaves. Other wise you could re-apply popcorn which is a lot less work than taping and painting :-). It is no big deal to apply popcorn. You use an air compressor and a hopper gun which can all be rented. It goes up fast and with very little prep.
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Thanks for all the suggestions!
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