Texture ceiling options

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  1. Dallypro

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    Hi All

    The "Boss" would like the texture ceiling in our living room removed - and for once I agree with her.

    It appears to be a textured paper stuck onto plasterboard.

    I have done some investigating, and it appears that the ceiling has already been boarded over twice - on top of a lathe and plaster ceiling. Therefore re-boarding is not an option unless the whole lot comes down and we start again. As you can imagine, I am very keen to avoid this.

    The ceiling actually seems in fairly good condition when I peel off a small area of paper (see pic).

    I am therefore considering what options are available.

    I think peeling the paper off is essential (unless someone has a plan where I don't need to), however after that what options are available to me? Is getting a plaster skim on it the only option (there is already coving around the ceiling which is in good nick - would this need to be removed for skimming?). I did think about something like the polycell paint to get a strong undercoat and then just paint it. Too much of a bodge?

    Any input appreciated. Thanks in advance
     

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    that stuff looks like it might be a blown vinyl, in which case it should be easy-peel (starting at a corner) and leave a thin lining paper behind, which if necessary you can wet with a garden sprayer and scrape off.

    These thick textured coatings are likely to have been used to conceal a bad ceiling though. You will have to assess what appears.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the reply.

    I have started peeling more off, and I wouldn't describe it as easy peel. Lots of work with a scraper and water spray.

    Underneath seems to be solid platerboard - although its very smooth (if that makes sense) - almost shiny.

    I have not found any joints yet under the paper, so am now wondering if its actually a plastered ceiling which has been papered.

    Will keep scraping until I have something more to show, and then would be really glad of further comment.

    Cheers
     
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    Its blown vinyl, dry strip it, wet the back with hot soapy water and it will fly off after it has soaked for 5 minutes or so.
     
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