Asked on Dec 26, 2018

How do I clean a dirty popcorn ceiling?

KarenLouCrystal Meyer Griffith
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And yes, I would prefer to take it down but ......

9 answers
  • Betsy
    Betsy
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Hi Lynn: Here is a suggestion: Put the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner and gently run it over the ceiling. This will remove dirt and cobwebs. You can also use a feather duster to clean the ceiling, but it your ceiling is very dirty, the vacuum is the better choice. Cooking grease and cigarette smoke can stain popcorn ceilings.


    Here is a video that's really interesting, too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMTn4wq1F90


    Good luck, and if you ever want to remove your popcorn ceiling, just ask and we'll tell you how to do that:)

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Hi Lynn. I'm Cindy. Put the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner and gently run it over the ceiling. This will remove dirt and cobwebs. You can also use a feather duster to clean the ceiling , but if your ceiling is very dirty, the vacuum is the better choice. Cooking grease and cigarette smoke can stain popcorn ceilings.

  • Kmdreamer
    Kmdreamer
    on Dec 26, 2018

    You could paint it using a stucco roller

  • Gk
    Gk
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Consider painting it once you have cleaned it with a vacuum. It is amazing how stained and discolored a popcorn ceiling gets over the years. A fresh coat of paint does wonders!

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Dec 26, 2018

    cool blow dryer and microfiber duster


    if you think you will ever remove, try not to paint. It makes removal 10 times more difficult.


  • Gail Laurane Lewis
    Gail Laurane Lewis
    on Dec 26, 2018

    I've seen a new fleece style paint rollers on a long handle recommended on some diy sites for removing dust and cobwebs from popcorn ceilings with a minimum of mess. Haven't tried it yet but someday.......

  • Crystal Meyer Griffith
    Crystal Meyer Griffith
    on Dec 26, 2018

    Use a soft brush vacuum attachment to lightly go over the ceiling. This should remove dust and cobwebs. This will not remove carbon dirt like smoke stains from a fireplace or heavy smokers in the house. That pretty much requires scraping the ceiling down. Do not paint it. That makes it almost impossible to remove in the future. Ask me how I know! LOL

  • Lou
    Lou
    on Dec 26, 2018

    I used a large foam paint roller and went over the ceiling with a solution of water and 409. Of course you have to either remove all the furniture or cover it and your floor. You will be surprised at how much dirt comes off.

  • Karen
    Karen
    on Dec 28, 2018

    I think just a light layer of paint might be easiest

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