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Textured Ceiling Removal 2024Textured ceiling removal is the process of eliminating the textured finish applied to ceilings in many homes. This textured finish, often referred to as popcorn, stucco, or acoustic ceiling, was popular in the past but is now commonly replaced with smooth, modern finishes.

The process of textured ceiling removal typically involves the following steps:

  • Preparation: Clear the room of furniture and cover the floor with protective sheets to minimize mess and damage.
  • Safety: Wear appropriate safety gear, such as goggles, gloves, and a dust mask, to protect against dust, debris, and potential allergens.
  • Moistening: Apply water or a specialized solution to the textured ceiling to soften the material and make it easier to remove.
  • Scrape and Remove: Use a scraping tool, such as a putty knife or ceiling scraper, to gently scrape off the softened textured material. Collect the removed material in a disposable bag or container.
  • Repair and Refinish: Once the textured material is removed, repair any imperfections or damage on the ceiling surface. This may involve patching, sanding, and priming before applying a new finish, such as paint or a smooth ceiling texture.

Textured ceiling removal is particularly relevant in regions where older homes or buildings with textured ceilings are common. This includes many areas across the United States where textured ceilings were popular during specific construction periods.


Before engaging in textured ceiling removal, there are a few important considerations:

Asbestos Testing: If the textured ceiling was installed before the 1980s, it may contain asbestos, a hazardous material. It is crucial to conduct proper testing to identify the presence of asbestos before starting the removal process. If asbestos is found, professional abatement services should be employed.
Professional Assistance: Textured ceiling removal can be a labor-intensive and messy task. Consider hiring professionals experienced in this type of work to ensure efficient and safe removal.
Time and Cost: Textured ceiling removal can be time-consuming, depending on the size of the area and the complexity of the texture. Additionally, there

Textured Ceiling Removal

Textured Ceiling Removal

Textured Ceiling Removal

Textured ceilings, often known as “popcorn ceilings” or “acoustic ceilings” were popular in new homes built in the 1990’s to 2010.
Now, many people are asking for a smooth finish on the ceiling.  Cleaning off the popcorn ceiling can be a messy job for the do-it-yourselfer.  And because textured finishes were often used to hide blemishes in the underlying drywall, some additional preparation work may be necessary to get the smooth finish you really want.

Paint The Ceiling The Proper Way

Not only can we help you avoid the wet mess usually associated with textured ceiling removal, but we can also minimized the dust you might encounter on drywall repairs because of our “dustless drywall system.” Our dustless drywall device captures the dust that is normally a part of any drywall repair.  By the taking the time and expense of using this procedure, we help you avoid the messy clean-up that most people dread when getting any kind of drywall work.

Common Problems With Textured Ceiling Removal

Water damaged drywallTextured or “popcorn” ceilings were very popular in the 1990’s because they allowed builders to quickly finish out a ceiling. The texture could hide a multitude of problems including:

  • Drywall screws that were not properly seated
  • Drywall tape that escaped the finish coat
  • Moisture spots from leaky roofs

Once the texture is removed the problems may become visible. That’s why it is important to hire professionals that know the secrets of proper drywall finishing.

Ceiling Color Matters

White is not just white when it comes to ceiling paint.  We add an enhancing agent that gives body and life and helps hide flaws within any ceiling.
Let us do that for you. Call us at 1-256-694-6291.