What is the best way to remove "popcorn" texturing from ceilings?

I want to repaint my ceilings and want to get rid of the texture.

  7 answers
  • Julie Julie on Jul 05, 2017
    Warm water in a spray bottle and a scraper.

  • Ann Medicus Ann Medicus on Jul 05, 2017
    water in a squirt bottle and a scrapper. Stand on a ladder, squirt water on small area, wait about a minute for water to soak in and then scrape off. I used a medium box to scrape it into. Takes time but worth it. When done sand off rough spots and paint with semi gloss paint.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 05, 2017
    First you need to test it to make sure its not asbestos. You can get a kit at the hardware store.

  • Sis Minnie Hornbaker Sis Minnie Hornbaker on Jul 05, 2017
    use a steamer and a putty knife

  • Elizabeth Hastings Elizabeth Hastings on Jul 05, 2017
    Thank you, everyone for the suggestions. It looks like a road ahead but well worth it. Best, Liz

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jul 05, 2017
    This is horrid messy back and neck breaking job...if you can, see if you can get estimates from some pros on doing this for you...