Can you drywall over plaster walls?

Plaster is more sound-proof, but drywall usually means better insulation. A dense material, plaster blocks sound transmission much better than gypsum drywall. However, even though plaster is denser, it can’t beat the thermal capabilities of standard drywall coupled with modern insulation commonly found today.

The next thing we asked ourselves was: what is the difference between plaster and drywall?

To avoid such a scenario, make use of the following plaster cleaning tips: clean this material with a soft and slightly damp clothfor a more thorough cleaning, use any regular mild soap, just a small bead of itclean plaster walls moving from top to bottom with a soapy clothremember to wipe the soapy residue off! Always end your cleaning with drying the wall with a dry cloth until all the moisture is removed.

Can You cover asbestos popcorn ceiling with drywall?

Most options easily install directly over your existing popcorn ceiling using the Easy Up track and clip installation system. Can you put drywall over asbestos? Encapsulated asbestos is safe. Currently, the asbestos in your ceiling is encapsulated by coats of paint. If you take our suggestion and drywall over the popcorn, you’ll only make it that much safer.

There is no denying the fact that popcorn ceilings bring displeasure to many homeowners. Choosing an insulating board over your popcorn ceiling is a good choice because it assists in preventing airflow between the roof or unheated attic space.

First the popcorn texture needs to be scraped offsecondly all imperfections need to be worked out so the ceiling appears perfectly straight and levelmake sure to trowel in a certain direction to ensure there are no bubbles or bulges (see video).

The cost of popcorn ceiling removal per square foot is an average cost of $6 to $10 per square foot which’s about $864 to $1440 for a 12′ x 12′ room. That price might go higher in case the ceiling has asbestos. But price includes materials and labor. Extra work like painting and re-texturing will add upon price.