What's the quickest, least messy way to remove popcorn ceiling?

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My whole new house is covered with popcorn ceilings and I haven't found anyone that will commit to removing them except for one contractor who wanted to charge $300.00+. I would like to try doing it myself.
Thanks,
Beth
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  • Judy Ferrell Judy Ferrell on Jun 18, 2017
    removing it on lower ceilings is fairly easy if you don't mind ladder work. It is labor intensive, however. It is also very messy. Spray the popcorn with warm water, scrap with a spackling trowel. Repeat. You may find that re-sheeting the ceiling with drywall will be easier in the long run.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 18, 2017
    http://www.hometalk.com/categories/remodeling-renovating/ceiling/popcorn-ceilings

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Jun 18, 2017
    If you have higher ceilings or a lot of sq. footage, $300 is a great price.

  • Mdw10104345 Mdw10104345 on Jun 18, 2017
    rth the effortSimply spray with water and remove with a trowel. Takes awhile, but is worth the effort.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 18, 2017
    Good methods here- if you can embrace the mess, you can definitely do it yourself!

  • Sag11624515 Sag11624515 on Jun 19, 2017
    Vacume the ceiling first before you try anything else. To ge to all the loose stuff off.

  • JoAnn JoAnn on Jun 21, 2017
    Cover and remove everything from room-spray ceiling working in sections with water thoroughly- scrape off