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Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray

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Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray

Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray

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The Bottom Line

Short of pulling out all the tools and materials needed to spray popcorn texture on your ceiling--a major undertaking--Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray is about your only option for a quick repair of popcorn ceilings.

Pros

  • It's an aerosol can, easy to use.
  • Will spray from a vertical position.
  • Produces popcorn texture without manual working.

Cons

  • Multiple coats often needed to produce desired "chip" effect.
  • Little coverage - 6 square feet.

Description

  • Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray is popcorn ceiling repair in a can.
  • Sprays vertically for easier application.
  • May take multiple coats to achieve the desired popcorn texture.
  • Requires significant prep.
  • Not intended for initial application of popcorn texture; for repairs only.
  • Can be painted to match rest of ceiling.

Guide Review - Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray

Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray is the aerosol spray can version of the same process that drywallers and painters do when they put popcorn texture on your ceiling. Except it's about 100 times easier.

One thing that helps is you're dealing with less texturizing compound. When you're repairing a ceiling, you don't need 50 pounds--just a 14 oz. can should do it. That's exactly what Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray offers you: six square feet of popcorn ceiling texture.

One thing to keep in mind is that you don't just spray Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray on the affected spot and be done with it. First, you need to fix that problem; this product will not save you from any ceiling leaks. Then, you need to scrape off the old popcorn texture, prime the area, and spray lightly once with Homax Popcorn Ceiling Texture Spray. After that, you'll need to spray two or three more light coats to build up the popcorn texture to the height of the texture on the rest of the ceiling.

User Reviews

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A BETTER WAY TO FIX A POPCORN CEILING, Member prussian_princess

Forget the spray and the gimmicks. You CAN fix a popcorn ceiling yourself. I have done so because two very large ceilings in my home are popcorn textured. Here's what I did: 1. Get bathroom type plaster or plaster approved for wet rooms. This type of plaster is stronger than regular plaster. Get a plastic can of the plaster already mixed and ready to go. It will save you time, mess, and when you reseal the can, the plaster will keep for next time. 2. Leave the old popcorn in place unless it is loose and falling down. If it's loose, get a small scraper and gently rub it until all the loose pieces fall off. Don't go overboard. 3. Using a small scraper, apply the wet plaster over the area to be repaired. The thickness should be maximum 1/4 inch. 4. Get a sponge that has a rough side for those tough cleaning jobs. You know the kind I mean. Wet the sponge and wring out the excess water. Press the rough side of the sponge against the plaster to make a pattern. Don't worry if it's not perfect yet. 5. Let the plaster dry - 12 hours is sufficient. 6. Get a piece of scrap plywood or use waxed paper on a tray. Take some plaster and spread it about 1/2 inch thick. Let sit for about an hour. When the plaster is almost dry to the touch, crumble it up. The crumbles should be the same size as a popcorn bump on your ceiling. If the crumbles have rough edges, dampen your hands and roll the crumbles. This will smooth them. 7. Apply a new coat of plaster over your previous patch - about 1/4 inch thick. Take those crumbles you made and press them into the plaster. Let dry 24 hours. 8. Paint the patch and you're done! Note I: An alternative to plaster crumbles is to use styrofoam crumbles. Just make sure you don't use an oil base laquer with styrofoam because it can deform the styrofoam. But a water-based paint, such as latex, works just fine. Styrofoam is lighter than plaster and will give those popcorn bumps a nice rounded edge. You can buy perfectly round styrofoam bead in various sizes at any wholesale packaging supply store. If you ask nicely, most suppliers will sell you a small amount for cheap. They understand you don't need a truckfull! Alternative ways to get bumpy plaster - mix in raw oatmeal, sawdust, plastic jewelry beads or be creative and use what you have on hand. Just make sure you don't use anything that will cause mold over time. A friend of mine got some pea stone and mixed that in the plaster for her walls. That could be a bit heavy for a ceiling. Note II: Some textured ceilings are just rough and irregular. You can buy a can of textured paint and a sponge. This will often repair those nasty spots real nicely. Another thing you can do is rough up the plaster once you apply it. Just put on latex gloves and texturized it with your fingertips or use a spatula. Note III: For very large areas requiring repair, consider asking a professional. In the long run, that will get you the desired result and make sure the professional guarantees the work for at least 5 years.

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