How do I get rid of popcorn ceilings?


We need an easy way to cover or paint large room popcorn ceilings.

  5 answers
  • Oliva Oliva on Nov 21, 2018

    If you want to paint, you'll need heavily textured rollers and brushes designed for cut in work.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 21, 2018

    You can install styrofoam panels over them. They look very similar to the tin ceilings panels. I couldn't find the project for them but this project may help give you an idea:

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 21, 2018

    Remove them easily, spray bottle with Downy & water spray well then scrape with putty knife put tarp down first for easy clean up. wipe everything off with damp cloth let dry then primer( Zinsser ) then paint how ever you like them. so much easier to keep clean than the texturing.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Nov 21, 2018

    You could cover it with 1/4 inch sheetrock.

  • Susan Puryear Susan Puryear on Nov 22, 2018

    Hopefully, no one has even painted the popcorn ceiling. In that case Lynn Sorrell's suggestion should work just fine. IF it has been painted, the job will be much more difficult as the paint will prevent the popcorn from coming loose easily.