Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 65
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sue Easy to use!
After doing a hallway in my home using a wide putty knife, I heard about this product and decided to give it a try. After buying it and bring it home, discovered the clips were missing from the package. After returning it to the store for a replacement, I set to work removing the popcorn from a 18' X 14' room. The ceiling had been painted, but I didn't have a problem with the scraping after spraying it with water. I used a pump up garden sprayer which worked much better than the hand spray bottle I had used for the hallway. The majority of the popcorn fell into the plastic bag I attached to the scraper. I kept a large plastic bucket to dump the contents of the bag instead of changing out the bag each time it was full. I tried using it with a long extension pole, but found I wasn't able to control the scraper as well as standing on a step ladder without the pole. I am a medium sized, 65 year old woman and was able to do my room in about 2 hours total. Can't wait to continue to"de-popcorn" the rest of my home.
August 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ehack This product really works and helps with the mess!
This product really kept the mess of scraping popcorn to a minimum. We have scraped a ceiling without it in the past and the mess was huge. With this scraper, most of the mess did actually go into the bag! We emptied the bag a couple of times, as it would get heavy. The only downside is that you can't get all the way to the wall with it. We will continue to use this scraper for the rest of the house!
February 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bobbyd made it easy to get popcorn off ceiling
This made taking the popcorn off the ceiling of our house pretty easy. I used a plastic grocery bag with the 6 clips that come with it to catch most of the stuff that came off the ceiling. Tried to use with extension pole but found I gouged the ceiling so took off the pole and use step ladder to get up to the ceiling.
Had read how some people could not get close the the walls but I found if you keep pushing it toward the wall it would get all the way to it. The corners were the only place that was hard to get put that area was so small I just use a putty knife to do that part.
would recommend putting drop clothes down and plastic to close off other rooms. It is still little messy, we had to luxury having already removing all the carpets and laminate floor before doing this.
I was able to do a 12x 12 room in about a half hour emptying the bag after doing half the room. Simply holding the bottom of the bag then turning it upside down into trash can.
May 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Seacgo Waste of Time and $$$
I recently purchased a condo with popcorn ceilings throughout and bought two of these so I could work with a buddy to remove them. Well, they don't really work. You know what did? The 7 in one paint scrapper tool that I got for $5. That worked like a dream along with the water sprayer, I was easily able to remove the popcorn down to the bare drywall. It required a ladder which made it a bit cumbersome but it worked far better than this. This ceiling scrapper wouldn't event scrape the first layer off. I wish I could return them both since it was a complete and total waste of time and money. Long story short, don't buy this.
September 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Ceiling texture scraper
The trick to having success with this tool is ensuring the ceiling is very damp. I purchased a two gallon pump sprayer from Home Depot to apply water and vinegar. I guess the vinegar breaks down the popcorn texture. I added half hot water and half white vinegar to the sprayer’s container, pumped and sprayed until the ceiling was very damp and soaked. I placed a plastic bag to the scraper and attached it with clips to hold the bad in place. The ceiling came off with little effort. The plastic bags have to be replaced often make sure you have plenty of them. I removed popcorn from my entire house in about seven hours, with little effort and mess.
January 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandhill7 Wonderful Invention!
We've used this before with great success; it still works fine. Because we have SO many rooms to scrape we bought another one--just in case. Didn't want to be in the middle of that messy job and have it break. This tool helps make this job so much easier and cleaner (no way to avoid a huge mess with this job).
I'm very grateful to the person who suggested just emptying the bag when it got too heavy and not changing it every time (ashamed to admit I didn't think of that). That saves a LOT of time.
If the clips that come with this tool break or get lost, those small office-type binder clips work very well to hold the bag on.
Been hoping my fairy godmother would stop by some time and finish the other rooms, but so far, she hasn't been here....
February 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by STN works great
Nice product, worked well for what I needed, helped keep the place cleaner to bag the popcorn as it fell. Just keep a look out for the clips easy to loose when removing the bag to change for another.
August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DrRehab Gets the Job done ...
Seems to work well once you get the process down, takes about an hour to scrape 10x10 room... we are removing all the texture from our ceilings fixing nail pops, previously poor done repairs from remodeling projects. Seems to work well no matter the type of texture. A plastic grocery bag works great to catch the removed texture and after a few scraps we just empty the bag into a bucket, because it gets heavy quickly. We have been spraying a mixture of 1 gal of warm water with a capful of HE liquid fabric softener to soften the texture and it seems to well even with the ceilings have been painted, just take a couple of application before it is ready. Work in small sections about twice the length of your arm. We have found it best to do the majority of the ceiling and then go back with a smaller drywall knife and get the edges, corners and such and just use a mudd tray to catch a majority of the texture ( a lot of it will just stick to the knife. the scraper works best by hand, putting it on a pole so you don't need a ladder tends to increase the number of digs you end up with in the ceiling. Make sure to go with your seams and not against them unless you plan to do more than sand lightly and retexture when you are done.
September 23, 2015