Popcorn Ceiling Removal
  • Time to remove those old-fashioned popcorn ceilings?

    The actual process of removing popcorn ceilings is much faster than most owners think or are told. Our proven system enables us to easily remove your old-fashioned 70s ceilings in as little as one or two days which also includes the refinishing process.

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What is the process of popcorn ceiling removal?

Below we have outlined what we will be doing in your home from start to finish.

  • Preparation Work

    • Mask off walls and floors.
    • Cover vents, ceiling fans, light fixtures or remove if specified (additional charges may apply).
    • Cover any furnishings, wrap tightly.
    • Wet down the popcorn ceiling, let sit so to penetrate the texture.
    • Repeat the wet down process as/if needed, ceiling is ready when popcorn is easily scraped down.
  • Removal & Prep Work

    • Quickly but carefully scrape down the popcorn ceiling.
    • After all popcorn ceiling has been removed, sand the ceiling down.
    • Wipe the ceiling down, ensuring no dust is remaining.
    • Prep the ceiling for texture (repair minor imperfections and skim).
    • Texture or finish ceilings smooth as per client specification.
  • Painting & Clean Up

    • Let the drywall finish cure for approximately 14-24 hours.
    • Apply prime coat to ceilings with a water-based primer.
    • Apply one coat of paint to ceiling, any one color of clients choice.
    • Remove all masking carefully. Clean up and remove debris from clients property.
    • After ceilings are complete and debris cleaned up, walk-thru with client.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal FAQ’s

How long does popcorn ceiling removal take?

The actual process of removing popcorn ceilings take an average of 3-5 hours. When removing popcorn ceilings that have been painted that time can double to about 6-10 hours.

  • For homes under about 1,600 square feet and with no ceilings higher than 8FT these projects can typically be completed in one day with a standard drywall texture application. When choosing a smooth finish, always add an extra day.

    • Popcorn ceiling removal and refinishing projects take one or two days.
    • Popcorn ceiling removal, refinishing and painting projects take two or three days.

    We are known for both our on-schedule and quality performance.

    The photo on the left is of a popcorn ceiling removal and paint projectr. Our client chose a Level 5 smooth finish and swiss coffee flat paint color. This project was completed in 4 days, however one day was for drying time.

What is included in the popcorn ceiling removal quote?

Masking off floors and walls is automatically included. If your home is furnished, there will be a minimal extra charge. Most repairs to the ceiling after removal such as: knicks, scrapes, minor peeling tape, re-screw off, hitting the nails, skimming the joints is also included and described as the repair phase. We also include refinishing the ceiling (some drywall finishes cost more than others). Clean up and disposal is also included in every quote.

You will also have the option of including prime and painting in your popcorn ceiling removal quote, we can quote this separately upon your request.

Helpful Information of and relating to “Popcorn Ceiling Removal”

  • About Popcorn Ceilings

    Popcorn ceiling texture are typically found in older homes built between the 1950s and 1980s. However you can still find popcorn ceiling in older or newer homes due to remodels. Today, many homeowners are choosing to update their interiors and are looking at their ceilings.

    Most homeowners now crave a smoother, flat surface or a light texture. Unfortunately, many popcorn ceilings contain a hazardous fiber identified as, “asbestos”, which can increase the cost of ceiling renovation nearly doubling the cost. Discuss your options on how to deal with your popcorn ceilings, contact us today at 1-877-275-7375.

  • Some Additional Options

    Sometimes when budget is a factor you will want to look at your options, more especially when removing asbestos is an issue, doubling the renovation cost. Your other two options are:

    • Cover popcorn ceilings. Yes, you can cover them! To do this you can look over the options of installing quarter inch sheetrock over the popcorn or the installation of ceiling tiles.
    • Paint your popcorn ceilings. If scraping the ceilings is out of the question, you can paint your popcorn ceilings. We recommend doing this with a flat/matte paint (the more glossier the paint, the more diffcult and costly to remove in the future.)

  • Advantages Of Removal

    When opting for removing your popcorn ceilings, you will see a complete transformation of the rooms. Before, your ceilings added an old-fashioned look upon your home, but after your ceilings look new, modern and above all clean. The difference is amazing and most of our clients immediately fall in love with their new ceilings.

    Another advantage is if you plan on selling your home, new renovated ceilings will increase your home value. Dated popcorn ceilings is a renovation that the majority of new homeowners do not look forward to. By removing popcorn ceilings you will be able to sell your home more quickly and with more money in your pocket!

Our Core Values

    • Integrity

      Honesty is the foundation of Mudco Drywall. We are not willing to forego our integrity for any reason. We have worked diligently to earn our reputation as an honest, fair popcorn ceiling removal specialist.

    • Accountability

      When you hire our company, and upon the chance that we do make a mistake, you can expect us to take responsibility and correct the problem with no excuses. We value your trust, and promise that the outcome will be satisfactory no matter what.

    • Customer Satisfaction

      We truly, genuinely want your complete satisfaction with our services. Delivering anything less is just not what we are about. Our entire process has been created out of experience and with the help of our clients suggestions on how we can improve. Our goal from the start has been to ensure customer satisfaction — focusing on our clients and what works.

    • Courtesy and Respect

      Regardless of the size, price or condition of your project, you will be treated with the courtesy and respect you deserve. All of our teams are trained to alleviate stress and to do whatever it takes to satisfy our homeowners.

    • Quality Workmanship

      We take pride in our work, and delivering anything less than top quality is not how we do business. It’s not just walls and ceilings. Nor is it just texture, it’s an ART and we love making your ceilings look GREAT!

    • Communication

      Communication is very important, both with our teams and with our clients. We have expanded our methods of contact and can easily keep in touch by not just phone but by text, email and chatting live from our website. Communication is key to running a successful business.

How many jobs have we completed?

Popcorn Ceiling Removal projects since 1999.

More than half of these projects included painting the ceilings in addition to popcorn ceiling removal. Is yours next?

  • Popcorn Ceilings & Asbestos

    Is asbestos contained in your popcorn ceilings?

    In early formulations popcorn ceiling texture often contained white asbestos fibers. When asbestos was banned in ceiling treatments by the Clean Air Act of 1978 in the United States, popcorn ceilings fell out of favor in much of the country. However, in order to minimize economic hardship to suppliers and installers, existing inventories of asbestos-bearing texturing materials were exempt from the ban, so it is possible to find asbestos in popcorn ceilings that were applied through the 1980s. After the ban of using asbestos, popcorn ceiling materials were created using a paper-based or Styrofoam product to create the texture, rather than asbestos. Asbestos, left undisturbed, does not pose any danger.

    What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is hazardous to human health and is known to cause a type of cancer known as mesothelioma.

  • Cost of Removing Popcorn Ceiling

    What is the cost to remove popcorn ceilings?

    Removing popcorn ceilings is definitely more affordable than most people think. Since we have mastered the process and can quickly and cleaning remove your popcorn ceilings in record time, we are able to charge more budget friendly prices that almost all homeowners can afford. The best, most accurate way to obtain the cost for removing popcorn ceilings is to request a quote using our quick and simple online form. Otherwise, read on below for approximate costs of removing popcorn ceilings.

    The average cost for popcorn ceiling removal ranges from $1.00/ per square foot to $1.80/ per square foot. This typically includes popcorn ceiling removal, minor repairs, skim and texture. Smooth finishes will probably run $0.10/ per square foot to $0.25/ per square foot more. For more detailed information on costs, please click here. Click here for popcorn ceiling removal coupons.

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