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Popcorn Ceiling Removal




Looking for advice/ input on popcorn ceiling removal. I am getting wildly different quotes from a few contractors and am simply confused. Some are recommending “knockdown” which looks like modified popcorn ceiling to me. If you’ve had it done and are willing to share advice etc, I’d greatly appreciate it!


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Looking for advice/ input on popcorn ceiling removal. I am getting wildly different quotes from a few contractors and am simply confused. Some are recommending “knockdown” which looks like modified popcorn ceiling to me. If you’ve had it done and are willing to share advice etc, I’d greatly appreciate it!

Eyeball58
The problem with popcorn ceiling removal is that it may contain asbestos. I would get it checked. It's a water based paint so with a little water, elbow grease and a scrapper it could be done. Also you can paint right over it to give it a brand new look if thats the reason that you want to remove it.


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I have had it tested for asbestos and it is negative, thank goodness! There will be drywall repair needed and I don’t feel capable of doing a good job of that.


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We had some tape joint cracks and so we decided to remove all old joint tape and take down the knockdown off the ceiling. After new tape they redid the ceiling knockdown like it was before. Messy as you can see but the result was perfect. You need to find the people that know what they are doing. These people are GOOD and they clean up after themselves. They also repainted all the inside ceilings and walls.




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Give them a call and get on the books with them.




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Had this done past offseason. Even with everything plastic sheet covered, wrapped,sealed,it got throughout other bedrooms,closets,even cabinets and the whole house needed to be thoroughly cleaned after, very messy Dusty job


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Had this done past offseason. Even with everything plastic sheet covered, wrapped,sealed,it got throughout other bedrooms,closets,even cabinets and the whole house needed to be thoroughly cleaned after, very messy Dusty job

Tburg


We had it done after Florence and had to dust and clean the entire house and everything in it


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Had it done in January this year in Frisco for approx 1100 sq feet. Some rooms did not have popcorn. They scraped off the popcorn, re-plastered with the knockdown coat (I call it orange peel), painted and cleaned the entire house because of dust. Very happy with it...night and day difference. Wasn't that pricey.


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We put up new 1/4" drywall over popcorn ceiling in our previous house. Worked like a charm without all of the mess. Still some mess and still have to find someone good to do the taping and mudding but another alternative to consider.


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We put up new 1/4" drywall over popcorn ceiling in our previous house. Worked like a charm without all of the mess. Still some mess and still have to find someone good to do the taping and mudding but another alternative to consider.

Meg


Did this 14 years ago. Never had a problem.


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Both Popcorn which was very popular 30 years ago and the Knockdown after that were an effective way to cover drywall imperfections besides a desirable look to some. The other method was Sandpaint or Texture paint. Popcorn is easily removed with a light water spray and scraper. However, it may reveal poor joints and taping which requires fixing. Knockdown is totally different and represents spraying waterded down joint compound (mud) on walls or ceiling and "Knocking it down" with a big plastic spreading tool like a giant scraper. It gives a swirl or very light texture to the wall finish. You can easily paint over Knockdown because it is hard like plaster, but painting over Popcorn is very tedious because the Popcorn will come loose.


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Jesse Little's guys did ours. Looks great. Much better. His and Cam's phone numbers are posted in the owners' forum.


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Both Popcorn which was very popular 30 years ago and the Knockdown after that were an effective way to cover drywall imperfections besides a desirable look to some. The other method was Sandpaint or Texture paint. Popcorn is easily removed with a light water spray and scraper. However, it may reveal poor joints and taping which requires fixing. Knockdown is totally different and represents spraying waterded down joint compound (mud) on walls or ceiling and "Knocking it down" with a big plastic spreading tool like a giant scraper. It gives a swirl or very light texture to the wall finish. You can easily paint over Knockdown because it is hard like plaster, but painting over Popcorn is very tedious because the Popcorn will come loose.

Pickle
Spray paint over popcorn. I wouldn't try it with a roller or brush.


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You can brush and roll over popcorn, just use a 3/4" nap, or thicker, roller sleeve. Some of the beads will break loose and wind up in your paint tray. I recommend using a 5 gallon bucket with a roller grate hanging inside instead of a tray. That pulls some of the beads off of your roller.
I used to have a popcorn hopper gun, but for the life of me, I can't stand that crap!


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You can brush and roll over popcorn, just use a 3/4" nap, or thicker, roller sleeve. Some of the beads will break loose and wind up in your paint tray. I recommend using a 5 gallon bucket with a roller grate hanging inside instead of a tray. That pulls some of the beads off of your roller.
I used to have a popcorn hopper gun, but for the life of me, I can't stand that crap!

Squid Pro Quo
I too had the hopper gun and did ceilings as a side job. When we did it some of the bags had asbestos in them. I have painted over existing popcorn using a wagner type spray gun.


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Had it done in January this year in Frisco for approx 1100 sq feet. Some rooms did not have popcorn. They scraped off the popcorn, re-plastered with the knockdown coat (I call it orange peel), painted and cleaned the entire house because of dust. Very happy with it...night and day difference. Wasn't that pricey.

Bentmtn


Who did you use and what did it cost you? We have three bedrooms that have popcorn and we want to remove it this winter.

Thanks,
Keith


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Had it done in January this year in Frisco for approx 1100 sq feet. Some rooms did not have popcorn. They scraped off the popcorn, re-plastered with the knockdown coat (I call it orange peel), painted and cleaned the entire house because of dust. Very happy with it...night and day difference. Wasn't that pricey.

Bentmtn


Who did you use and what did it cost you? We have three bedrooms that have popcorn and we want to remove it this winter.

Thanks,
Keith

kr1276


I am going to PM this info to you on the cost and contact. We were very happy with their work.


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Had it done in January this year in Frisco for approx 1100 sq feet. Some rooms did not have popcorn. They scraped off the popcorn, re-plastered with the knockdown coat (I call it orange peel), painted and cleaned the entire house because of dust. Very happy with it...night and day difference. Wasn't that pricey.

Bentmtn


Who did you use and what did it cost you? We have three bedrooms that have popcorn and we want to remove it this winter.

Thanks,
Keith

kr1276


I am going to PM this info to you on the cost and contact. We were very happy with their work.

Bentmtn


Would you mind pm’ing me as well with this info?


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Would you mind pm’ing me as well with this info?

Eyeball58


Will do right away!


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Thanks to everyone who posted here for all of your responses! It has been very helpful. One thing I am learning is how difficult it is to navigate home improvement issues with our beach cottage. We are not locals and it helps greatly to hear from folks who are dealing with similar issues.


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