• Remodeling

    by Published on 05-23-2013 09:12 PM

    Thank you so much for your article on asbestos (from 2004, found online).

    We are renters in a home with a popcorn ceiling. We followed your instructions and got it tested, sure enough it has 3% asbestos in it. Your article has helped us to understand this risk and what to do about it. We are in the process of making a decision with our landlord what to do. We are ok to not remove it but to encapsulate it with either a drywall ceiling as you described, or paint.
    Our question is on the paint, we didn't understand fully some points on this option:

    • Does only a latex paint encapsulate it?
    • And if so, are you saying that this only works if it is not already painted over? (ours may be painted over already, we're not sure but its likely)


    • OR do you mean encapsulate with a non-asbestos acoustic ceiling?

    Thank you so much for clarifying!