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post #1 of Old 11-17-2017, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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My son recently had a birthday party and it got quite eventful! People ended up on each others shoulders on the dance floor and now we have marks all over our kitchen ceiling. I've tried to wipe them away with all purpose anti bacterial wipes, magic erasers and even tried sanding off a tiny layer of the paint. However all of the attempts have made it worse. What's the best way of getting my precious kitchen ceiling back to it's best?
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post #2 of Old 11-17-2017, 05:51 PM
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Oh heavens I wish I knew! In my apartment, I* have those awful popcorn ceilings. If you try to clean them, all that happens is the popcorn falls off onto your floors and furniture. I hope someone here can advise us both.
I was just visiting a neighbor with the same ceilings. Around her ceiling fans is, literally, a dark gray stain of dust. I could not tell her how to clean this. I know I have tried to but nothing seems to wor, plus it is VERY tiring to work on ceilings, with your arms raised above your head for any length of time.
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As far as your question is concerned, I would say, first you select the cleaning technique that will be the safest and most effective for your surface. Hand sanitizer and a scrubber get tough marks off quick. Keep sharing.

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Agreed, cleaning ceiling with the DIY methods is a bit trickier as you just have to experiment around to check which works best. One good piece of advice is to call away the local cleaning professionals.

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Any suggestions on removing dust from popcorn ceilings?? I tried brooming it but all that happened for I got a ton of ceiling chips in my hair, on the floor, etc. UGH! It isnt even MY dust - it has built up over many years.
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To the OP - you could try some soft scrub on a damp soft cloth. Some swear by using a tennis ball to remove scuff marks! Never tried that trick so I don't know if it works. Unfortunately, you just might have to repaint. For popcorn ceilings 1.) vacuum cleaner with soft brush attachment 2.) feather duster attached to extension pole 3.) large soft paint brush attached to extension pole. I have had success with all three. Yes, it's tedious work!
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