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Popcorn Ceiling Removal Done Right

Want to update your home and remove the popcorn from the ceiling?

Popcorn ceiling removal is a messy job. Often times we would ask clients to go on vacation or find somewhere else to go if we removing the popcorn from their entire house.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal in 9 Steps

Here are the steps we would follow to removing popcorn:

  • Step 1: Cover all floors, furniture or anything else needing protection in areas where the popcorn is getting removed.
  • Step 2: Scrape all the popcorn off the ceiling
  • Step 3: Clean up all masking and dispose
  • Step 4: Re-mask all areas with paper and plastic
  • Step 5: Use compound to smooth out the surface
  • Step 6: Spray desired texture and allow time to dry
  • Step 7: Apply a nice coat of primer
  • Step 8: Apply 2-3 coats of paint until it's fully covered
  • Step 9: Clean up masking

As you can see, removing popcorn and getting the desired result is a lot of work and incredibly time consuming.

How much does it cost to remove popcorn ceiling?

The price really depends on quite a few variables. One variable that can really skyrocket the cost is if your house has asbestos. If you house was build pre-1978, you will need to test for this before you start work.

If your house doesn't have lead, then normal pricing is as follows:

  • Popcorn removal: $2-$3 per square foot
  • Texturing: $1-$2 per square foot
  • Priming: $.80 - $1.50 per square foot
  • Painting: $1 - $2.5 per square foot

So in total you should expect to spend between $3.80 - $9.00 per square foot with an expectations being somewhere close to $7 per square foot (this was average for us).

There is a lot of information out there that only factors in removing the popcorn and not applying texture, priming and paint so this information is the closest you will get to accurate.

One thing to keep in mind is that if you have really high ceilings, the cost for the removal can drastically increase.

If removing the popcorn ceiling from your property is something that you are looking to do, submit a request and get connected with professionals who specialize in this work.


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