What type of ceiling should be added after removing a popcorn ceiling?

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Trying to update house built in 1985 and starting with the popcorn ceiling. Husband is reluctant to change.

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  • Big lulu Big lulu on Nov 09, 2017
    You don't need to add a ceiling. Just paint is all you need if the ceiling is smooth and not damaged.
    It is messy to remove but you'll be glad you did.
    Have you Googled how to remove the popcorn ceiling?
  • Jacque Jacque on Nov 09, 2017
    I stomped a ceiling that popcorn was removed from.
  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 09, 2017
    If the texture isn't hiding flaws, like uneven ceilings, many just sand and prime it and paint is for a flat surface
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    • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Nov 09, 2017
      My ceilings are all white, or off-white. But we painted the ceiling of one of my daughters' rooms to match the walls. I don't really have a preference, but I think the color is important so it doesn't feel like a cave
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 09, 2017
    ..Dirty poss. hazard to health. Get Professionals in to do it will need to be plastered.............
  • DesertRose DesertRose on Nov 09, 2017
    When we scraped off our popcorn ceiling, we just painted it. It had texture to it but looked fine like people have today!
  • Suzette Suzette on Nov 09, 2017
    Hi, Here's a good how to video to remove simply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzVpegoFV54

    And here's a how to video for painting after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygxg-H9CK1M

    Good luck!
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Nov 09, 2017
    Once you remove the popcorn, your ceiling should be drywall and you can just tape, mud, sand (if needed) and paint it and keep it smooth.
  • Tommi L. Perkins Tommi L. Perkins on Nov 09, 2017
    It is a dirty job. Get a professional. I prefer smooth ceilings myself but you might go to some open houses in new homes and see what they are showing. Take pictures with your camera to be able show your contractor what you want.
    • Bro25756835 Bro25756835 on Nov 09, 2017
      That is what my husband suggested. I see some photos of individuals using those stick on tiles on their ceiling. I wonder how they hold up.
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