Last week, I posted about taking down the popcorn (acoustic) ceilings. As promised, here are the simple steps to prepping and painting the drywall:
1. After scraping, you should have a surface that is a little rough:
2. Take a *drywall* sander attached to a pole and smooth out the surface. I find it easier to stand on a ladder, hold the pole under my armpit, and use my torso to move the sander in an arc motion (but I'm not 6'4).