Asked on Jan 10, 2019

How difficult is it to remove a popcorn ceiling?



5 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 10, 2019

    If it has never been painted, you can use a wide putty knife (wear a mask and safety glasses) and scrape off. If painted would be easier to go over it with 1/2" drywall and finish smooth. Need to find joist and screw into them.

  • Linda
    on Jan 10, 2019

    I have heard it is not is matching difficult as it is a mess. I have popcorn ceilings and I keep procrastinating because of the mess that it will make.

  • Lori
    on Jan 10, 2019

    It does make a mess AND I have found that around the areas where the sheetrock is joined, it is almost impossible to get that off. Mine had never been painted and I found it a chore that I wished I didn't start.

  • Val7394925
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Very messy even when everything is covered in plastic. I used a spray bottle filled with warm water and 1/4 cup fabric softener, cheap stuff will work. Let water soften popcorn and scrape with wide putty knife. Lowe's or Home Depot carry a tool that holds a plastic bag to catch the popcorn while scrapping. I did not have problems w/sheetrock joints. Terrible chore but I was pleased with end results. Good Luck!

  • Lonna
    on Jan 10, 2019

    Impossible if it’s been painted a few times.

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