How Do You Install Drywall Over A Popcorn Textured Ceiling?
Old popcorn textured ceilings (also called acoustic ceilings) make a room look dated. Not only that, if they were applied prior to 1978, they may contain asbestos and be tricky to remove safely. Scraping the old popcorn texture off may not be an option, but installing new drywall right over the old popcorn ceilings is possible with the right tools and a bit of hard work. Use a stud finder to find the ceiling joists and make pencil marks on the wall. This will guide you in lining up the sheetrock and attaching it to the ceiling. Buy 3/8″ or 1/2″ sheetrock, enough for the job. Sheetrock comes in several thicknesses. The thinner pieces are most suitable for going over existing drywall and won’t add too much weight to the ceiling. You will need help installing the sheetrock on the ceiling. If you can’t find anyone to help you, rent a drywall jack at any rental yard or home store. This is a simple hydraulic lift that maneuvers and holds the sheetrock into place while you install it. When ha