–Make sure the electricity to the room is shut off before you begin since you will be using water around light fixtures.
–Wear a dust mask and eye protection.
–Don’t get the ceiling too wet or it will be easier to knick or gouge it during the scraping process.
–If you round off the corners of your scraping tool, it will help prevent gouges in the ceiling.
–On a popcorn ceiling that is too difficult to scrape down to bare drywall, simply scrape off as much popcorn as possible and then do a heavy texture right over it with the EZ Texture Pro drywall texturing tool.
Note: Some popcorn ceilings may contain asbestos. Take a small sample of the ceiling material to have it tested by an EPA certified testing lab before you begin. If it contains asbestos, you will have to have it removed by a certified asbestos removal contractor.