Popcorn ceilings- easy, budget way to cover them?

What's the easiest and less expensive and less mess way to cover them?

  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 10, 2018

  • Gk Gk on Mar 10, 2018
    You could have them professionallly skim coated with a new layer and then just paint them.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Mar 10, 2018
    Sorry, those things don’t go together. The plaster that falls from the ceiling must come down. Messy. Pros use a machine to suck up the mess as they go. Expensive. Every inch of the ceiling must be scraped, usually with water to loosen the material. Difficult. So which of these are most important to you? You can do it yourself with lots of tarps, a good ladder and wide scraper, and a sprayer for water. This is the least expensive, less messy way to go. Or hire a crew to take care of it for you. Best wishes ☺️

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Mar 10, 2018
    If you don't want to remove popcorn from the ceilings, you can paint the ceilings. Just remember, old popcorn ceilings can have fiberglass in it so wear a mask. Also, painting the ceilings will still show the popcorn, and be outdated. If it were me, I'd scrape the ceilings.

  • Terri Terri on Mar 10, 2018
    Try the plastic glue or nail tires that you see as backsplash. Usually 2 X 4 feet. I glued then too a kitchen ceiling with popcorn as a last minute decision and it was the best feature of the kitchen. Super easy, no worry about asbestos, and MUCH less work than scraping.

  • LeRoy Mark Pemberton Jr. LeRoy Mark Pemberton Jr. on Mar 10, 2018
    Hi, first clear the room if possible if not move to center of room. Cover floor, your choice of materials. Be drop cloths, poly, or heavy brown floor paper. Not rosin paper as it bleeds and stains when wet. Cover furniture in center with painters plastic, 400'×9'or12' roll. Under $30 bucks and can cover the floor.
    Next have an ice scraper with the long handle. Keeping it sharp start scrapping. Long handle youll scrape from the floor. Do not, I repeat do not ever water drywall, water breaks glue down which will seperate the paper from the gypsum. Do not scrape down to the face of drywall. Grab some plus 3 compound, 12" broad knife and pan. Average home owner should apply compound

  • LeRoy Mark Pemberton Jr. LeRoy Mark Pemberton Jr. on Mar 10, 2018
    In thin coats. First coat apply in rows parallel, careful not to over lap. When dry apply compound between the rows as to cover the ceiling. Sand when dry and apply as many coats needed to make a flat finish. Sand and prime, then texture, or paint.