What is the best and easiest way to change out a popcorn ceiling?

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  • SandyG SandyG on Nov 16, 2017
    Best and easiest, hire out the work. Doing it yourself; not so hard, but lots of prep and cleanup. Hope this helps.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Nov 16, 2017
    Hi there, if the popcorn ceiling has not been painted it will be a lot easier to remove it. Spray it down with water and scrape it off. Yes, it makes a mess etc. But it is very doable. You could always cover it with just about anything you like, they make new styrofoam ceiling tiles that all you have to do is glue them up, you could also cover them with wood etc.
  • Lisa Lisa on Nov 16, 2017
    please be careful when scrapping the Ceiling. Some of the older popcorn ceilings may contain asbestos.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 16, 2017
    http://www.hometalk.com/categories/remodeling-renovating/ceiling/popcorn-ceilings
  • Bre29447132 Bre29447132 on Nov 16, 2017
    I saw on one of the home shows that the owner used a pump sprayer like the exterminators use. Mist The ceiling and the plaster can be scraped off easily.
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 16, 2017
    When we did ours, we taped thin plastic drop cloths to the top edge of the wall next to the ceiling, then we put more on the floor. When it was time to clean up we just wrapped it all together. It made it easy to clean up the mess.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 16, 2017
    Call in the Professionals, it's a dirty and possibly dangerous thing to do.