Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 89
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Renovator Difficult to Use
The concept here is to catch the wet droppings to make cleanup easier. I found this tool difficult to use and not worth the effort. There small magnets that keep the bag attached to the frame (very easy to lose or misplace). The bag becomes heavy quickly, swinging like a pendulum. That action makes it difficult to keep the blade flat against the ceiling and the bag has to be changed frequently. A 10 x 9 room can produce 30# of wet mud. I found it was simpler to cover the floor with a disposable drop cloth, use a 6" scraper blade, and let the mud freefall. Left it to dry out overnight, rolled it up and disposed of it. Any mud that hits the wall or baseboard is easily washed off. I was replacing the carpet anyway, so I was not careful around the edges, but I found if you let the mud dry, it is easily cleaned from carpet also. An empty 10 x 9 room took me 3 hours to wet and scrape.
May 10, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gman It works
Bought and esed this on removing popcorn ceiling on an entire house. I used a 1 gallon gerden sprayer with hot water and 1 cup of vinegar. after spraying several times then waiting several minutes the tool did it's job catching most of the popcorn in a grocery bag attached to unit. It does however get heavy but it elimnates most of the clean up. The metel tends to bend if you put pressure when scraping so it could be built better. Did a whole house in half a day with two other people
April 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dave Not quite there yet
I started to use this on an entire house removal of the popcorn ceiling. After two rooms, I went back to my trowel with the handle on it . The only advantage of the
Homax was the bag collection( even though it was still Sloppily) the scraper does not clean evenly and creates more post prep work before painting.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cbadhomie Very good
Performed as expected. There is a youtube video showing how it works. Greatly minimizes mess and facilitates easy clean up.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gstueckle Works fairly well.
This product works as expected some of the time. At other times, the knife edge of the scraper is not straight, so that the scraping is very difficult. It is likely the weight of the bag that causes the edge distortion, but it does not take much weight to cause it. Still, using this product is better than doing without.
April 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnnysToolbox Worked well
Worked well to scrape off dampened texture ceiling finish. I used plastic grocery bags mounted on bracket to catch scrapings. Bags were a little clumsy to use and mount but bag did catch 90% of scrapings. Hard to use on vaulted ceilings, scraper with catch tray worked better. worked good using ut one handed while up high on a ladder. Bag bracket could be a little heavier built.
March 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Christina Eh
I bought a sprayer and wet my popcorn ceiling and began to scrape using this tool. I had a trash bag attached to it as per the instructions. The bag had very little in it as the wet pieces plaster fell onto the floor and made a mess. I have vaulted ceilings, and even being on a ladder, the weight of the 1/4 full bag was too much. Once I lowered the bag I noticed 3 of the 5 clips were in the trash. I gave up that day and cleaned up the mess. The next day I draped everything and just scraped the popcorn off dry and it worked better for me. All that was left was to sweep up the dry pieces. In all, I could've easily done the same job with a hand held scraper
January 12, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WildFireDesign Doesn't work well on painted ceiling
Good concept that might work well on an unpainted textured ceiling, but was extremely difficult to use on a painted ceiling. The collection bag would get heavy cause early fatigue in the arms. The scraper is smaller then the wire frame that holds the collection bag which prevents it from reaching the wall edges and corners. Was impossible to use with an extension pole. I would suggest the addition of a soft rounded rubber end to allow the user to use two hands for additional force and prevent callouses on the palm.
March 2, 2016