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Drywall over existing drywall and popcorn ceiling

kbranch12's picture

Finally getting rid of the popcorn ceiling in our living room. Actually we will be encapulating it. I have not had good luck scraping popcorn ceilings flat, so we knocked down the texture and then will drywall over the existing. This will also give me a chance to run wire for recessed lighting and some accent lighting.

I will be gluing and screwing the new drywall to the existing. The joists are 16" OC. Do you recommend 3/8 or 1/2 drywall?

No reason to glue at all. I'd (post #216501, reply #1 of 2)

No reason to glue at all. I'd go ahead and use the 1/2" in my house.

Florida Licensed Building Contractor, 50 years experience in commercial remodeling, new homes, home remodeling and repairs and all types building maintenance.

Better use glue if you're (post #216501, reply #2 of 2)

Better use glue if you're using 3/8.

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