Redoing a popcorn ceiling in a beach condo

by Joro
What can I put on the ceiling of a beach condo in Florida where humidity is really present? We have popcorn ceiling everywhere and I am not sure that it is good to put panelling on it....Did someone have a solution for that. I dont want to remove the popcorn, it is to messy
  16 answers
  • Johnchip Johnchip on Sep 26, 2016
    I am seeing people putting a variety wood plank/sheet products on the popcorn ceilings that look great and can be somewhat easy to install. I would advise making sure you have primed/sealed all sides of the product before putting it up on the ceiling if you are concerned with your humidity problem.
  • Pat Pat on Sep 26, 2016
    I covered up my popcorn ceiling with planks of beadboard and it looks great!
  • Rachel Cunningham Rachel Cunningham on Sep 26, 2016
    I have also been researching what to do about mine, VERY messy to remove. I found foam ceiling tiles on amazon that can be glued up right on top of existing popcorn ceilings. About $2.50 for a 20x20 inch and also come in boxes of 40 I think it was, for a reasonable price. I can't wait to do the whole house but will start in my bedroom. They can also be painted but come in white.
  • Cathy Cathy on Sep 27, 2016
    Humidity ? How about a roof vent ? They are brilliant at cooling roof cavities.
  • Jackie Byrd Jackie Byrd on Sep 27, 2016
    You don't want to cover it. You don't want to remove it. What do you want?
  • Fee12073767 Fee12073767 on Sep 27, 2016
    Water , get a portable bug sprayer and just use water, let it sit for a few minutes ant then use a paint scraper , I did it it works. Happy Scraping !
    • Nancy Gramm Nancy Gramm on Sep 27, 2016
      I didn't personally remove mine from my last house but rather paid to have it done. According to the contractor, it's not as hard if the ceiling's never been painted. Once painted, it's much more difficult. Naturally mine, being from the late '60s, had been painted many times. I can't remember what we paid to have it done, but it was worth every cent!
  • Joanie Joanie on Sep 27, 2016
    Lowes sells a vinyl beadboard product and I believe that Home Depot does also. That would cover and give you the beach you feeling. has different colors to choose from.
  • Michelea973 Michelea973 on Sep 27, 2016
    I saw an article for planking the looks beautiful.
  • Justin Justin on Sep 27, 2016
    Why don't you add another layer of drywall on top of the popcorn? It is easy and s lot less messy than removing the popcorn and skim coating the ceiling.
  • Dawn Dawn on Sep 27, 2016
    There are also the styrofoam tiles that are intended to cover popcorn ceilings - they actually look pretty good and you can paint them.
    • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Sep 27, 2016
      I am going to use these. I ordered a sample and like the look. You can paint them or not and they have some that look like metal. Just glue them up. Price is very reasonable too.
  • Amy Amy on Sep 27, 2016
    Beadboard, beadboard, beadboard...
  • Betty Newport Todd Betty Newport Todd on Sep 27, 2016
    We moved into our house in AZ in 1988. We had the entire house spray painted before moving in, including the popcorn ceilings. Here we are 28 years later, and the ceilings still look great!
  • S S on Sep 27, 2016
    Hi! I, too, had peeling popcorn in my ocean front condo. My husband installed 12" tongue and groove tiles right over the popcorn and we have had no trouble. Alternatively, out neighbors installed bead board and left it natural for a beach you look. Hope this helps!
  • Mary Toombs Blanton Mary Toombs Blanton on Sep 29, 2016
  • Rusta Rusta Rusta Rusta on May 16, 2017

    Stretch ceilings is the best way to cover your popcorn ceiling, if you need help let me know. 7868999682

    For beach look i would double the view and do a glossy one like this

  • Rusta Rusta Rusta Rusta on May 16, 2017