Asked on Nov 02, 2015

Popcorn ceilings

by Laurie
What is the best way to paint or cover-up popcorn ceilings?
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 03, 2015
    I found this hopefully it will guide you.

  • Debby Branigan Debby Branigan on Nov 03, 2015

  • Dra2688510 Dra2688510 on Nov 03, 2015
    Spray warm water using a spray bottle' like you buy at the ' Doller' store' let set for 30' seconds' scrapes right off like melted butter' put down some painters plastic on the floor or counter ' before you start.. Then let dry ' skim coat with joint compound' and sand an prime. Paul.

  • Deb McGee Deb McGee on Nov 03, 2015
    Years ago, I scraped my mom's ceiling & recently we had a local painter scrape ours. I scraped them completely flat, She left just a bit of texture. That made a great effect!

  • Laurie Laurie on Nov 03, 2015
    Thank you for all the help. Next big project. 375 square feet. I think this will wait till after Christmas this year. I will hole up for the winter.

  • Z Z on Nov 03, 2015
    Laurie make sure the ceiling doesn't have asbestos in it before attempting to remove it.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Nov 04, 2015
    Painted popcorn is really hard to remove. draggonfire has the best solution if the ceiling hasn't been painted. If it is painted, then I'd get a wallpaper steamer, score here and there to let the steam do its work.

  • Deb Yates Deb Yates on Nov 05, 2015
    Be very careful as you scrape to keep the blade flat. We just spent $3000 to correct the horrible diy job previous owners did to all the ceilings in our home. They all had to be hand sanded and replastered. You can not imagine the amout of dust this has created.