How do you paint a funky ceiling!??

Trying to figure out what to do with this (see photo) getting rid of the red because it is a very small tight half bathroom 🚽.
q how do you paint a funky ceiling
  7 answers
  • Paula Allen Paula Allen on Jun 12, 2017
    Use a Sealer such as Kilz, maybe multiple cats, before finishing with wall paint.

  • Britian Britian on Jun 12, 2017
    I would start by removing the popcorn ceiling. Especially since you stated that it is In a small tight room. It will make a big difference. Then prime over that red with a grey tinted primer.

  • Tbo22136356 Tbo22136356 on Jun 12, 2017
    Remove the popcorn texture, and then prime & paint. Popcorn ceilings are going out of style. It's a messy process, but it's not hard to remove it. If you decide to do it go on line & get recommendations how to reove it. I just sprayed water in small sections, let it soak in & then scaraped it off. I had a roof leak and the popcorn texture started to come off. Instead of trying to repair it, I just removed it. It's given my living room have an updated look

  • Donald Eisenbarth Donald Eisenbarth on Jun 12, 2017
    Popcorn texture can hide blemishes; I would spray paint it. Spraying would give better coverage. Second option if you do not like brushing; I do: is to use a long nap roller.

  • Faw16559998 Faw16559998 on Jun 12, 2017
    I would absolutely not paint the popcorn texture. Scrape it off or leave it. If you paint it, it will make it incredibly difficult to remove in the future. Scraping is messy but not difficult, especially in that small space. And it will look so much better!

  • Deb Deb on Jun 12, 2017
    Since the room looks to be full of angles, perhaps you could do something with wallpaper in a circular or curvy pattern on 2-3 walls (the "slip" of red wall included) and remove the popcorn on the sloped ceiling. Perhaps paint/treat that sloped surface as you do the adjoining wall, and it may be perceived more as "wall" and not "ceiling".
    Another thought would be to carry a lower ceiling across the room (like a soffit), as there appears to be enough room height to do that.

  • Allen Allen on Jun 12, 2017
    We get a lot of complements on our popcorn ceilings. What I did was sponge paint them. It comes out looking like stone (for lack of a better description). You don't want to completely cover what's there, you want the color underneath to show through. I used a large sponge that was very dense (not many holes in it) so as to just coat the high spots of the texturing. Use a light stamping technique. The beauty is in the inconsistency. As a side note, this will also make it easier to remove the texturing in the future if you desire since the texturing can still be moistened. It's not a large area, give it a try. If you don't like it you can always remove it. Good luck...