Demonstration of Planex to Remove Textured Popcorn Ceiling. Here's a vid I found of someone using it for popcorn removal, looks pretty awesome. All of the drywall repairs that I got involved with were results of DIY'ers. My first crack at a popcorn ceiling with my new Festool Planex drywall sander that I just bought to replace my Porter Cable 7800 drywall sander. The Planex takes a bit of getting used to, you will have some gouges. What age is the home? A few times (when I turned the dust collector to the wrong setting) dust went everywhere. Here's the marks I was talking about after dry scrapping the boarder around the room, the pictures didn't rotate correctly after uploading. Use a drywall sander such as the festool planex or porter cable. Many Festool power tools have already been in use for 30 years – or longer. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool makes the 36 AC vacuum capable of auto cleaning itself. I have the 33AC and when removing popcorn in a 12 x 18 room the vac sucked up everything except a small pile that was swept up. Being a new user I was so worried about ripping through the paper. I think the bag in the CT26 will plug up very fast. The long service life of our professional tools is no coincidence. i always found that plaster gained weight as the day wet on. OK. For finishing I use 220. If ceilings have been painted here are some options for popcorn removal: Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. I hated those kind of jobs. Festool Planex Popcorn Removal. I have the 33AC and when removing popcorn in a 12 x 18 room the vac sucked up everything except a small pile that was swept up. I had the chance to get down and dirty (or lack of dirt) with my new Festool Planex and CT36 Auto Clean. If it truly is non painted, spray with water and it will scrape right off. There was only one spot that the Planex caught the end of some tape, but it just pulled an extra 1/2 inch of it off and I trimmed it before retaping. If you are looking for a miracle Festool sander to deal with popcorn ceilings - they don't exist. As far as I know I wan one of the first in the Dallas area to have one. For ceiling work I have used 80 or 60 grit to remove popcorn. I'll have to order some and try it out on the next job. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Can you provide more details on: I have been using the Planex for popcorn removal since I got it earlier this year. Festool Planex Popcorn Removal - YouTube To view links or images in signatures your post count … The Planex Easy Drywall Sander basically a vacuum for your ceilings, making popcorn ceiling removal easier than you'd believe. It looks like the ceiling came out really to see this tool in use. I went around the room with taping knife and pealed back all of the trouble spots which ended up being about 2/3s of the room. 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Also found painters cloths needed plastic tarps to keep the dust from getting in the hardwood floors. The CT36AC worked … Worth a try. The tape job was one of the worst I've seen, the homeowner had attempted repairs over the failing tape. I take it this is similar to artex in uk, do you have issues with asbestos fibres in your older textured ceilings? Luckily my business is just my father and I with no other employees so no OSHA worries for us! I have done many projects that cost the client more than double what they saved by doing themselves. I really believe the harness would have made it easier on your arms, but they didn't have one in stock. The Planex takes a bit of getting used to, you will have some gouges. Think of that as an entry ticket to Festool in the first place. A sander is a planer tool and popcorn ceiling is three dimensional. I was unaware of the pulse setting that cleans the filter every few seconds and had it set to the normal vacuum setting which clogged the filter quickly. There are certain projects that can get very costly when attempted with no background experience. As far as scraping, people have posted here about wetting the popcorn with a spray bottle of water and then scraping it with a putty knife. Check out sasktaper, he has some good videos and advice. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. My arms were spent and I gouged the ceiling several times. The popcorn will be sheared off by sanders that deal with the level as they were engineered to do. I purchased the Planex and the recommended dust extractor but not the harness. I have tried a Planex at a demo. After one hour, I cleaned it out and took it back under the 30 day return policy.

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