The drywall tape in our popcorn ceiling is coming away

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its a "great room" with extremely high ceilings and looks terrible. We want to sell in the next year. Should we just strip it all off? its so costly to hire someone to do this....

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  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 03, 2018
    Depending on the age of your house, you may need to have the pop corn tested for asbestos. That will determine your next course of action. When shopping for a house no one is looking for a pop corn ceiling.

  • 27524803 27524803 on Jan 03, 2018
    Stripping it off and having it redone is probably the best option, since your ceilings are so high, you may want to hire it done.
    Most buyers prefer ceilings that DO NOT have popcorn.
    Removing the pop corn is not hard, but is time consuming and messy... also replacing the dry wall tape takes some skill and with the high ceilings may require some special equipment, like a scaffold.
    HomeAdvisor.com or AngiesList.com are free referral services that verify or reference check the businesses or people they refer.

  • Barbara Barbara on Jan 03, 2018
    I think the best thing to do is remove the popcorn ceiling all together. If you are planning on selling soon, this will definitely be a deterrent for a buyer.