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How Much Does It Cost to Remove Popcorn Ceiling?

Thinking of doing a few home renovations to make your home feel more modern? Flipping an outdated property? There are plenty of reasons people decide to upgrade their space and remove popcorn ceilings, but when planning a budget, make sure you know what is worth a DIY and what isn’t. So, how much does it cost to remove a popcorn ceiling?

Time Required

A lot of these project cost estimates are highly dependent on the size of the space. Typically, the process of removing the popcorn ceiling in a room can take anywhere from four hours to ten hours. This doesn’t include prep or clean up.

If your popcorn ceiling is covered in paint, it may be more difficult to remove. In this case, your renovation team will need to apply a chemical stripper to break down the barrier created by the paint.

The process of removing popcorn ceilings can be relatively straightforward usually. However, things become more complicated when there is asbestos present within the popcorn ceiling material. In this case, you’ll definitely want to consult with a professional to ensure your project is completed safely and successfully.

Average Cost to Remove Popcorn Ceiling

For an average project, removing popcorn ceilings costs around $1 to $2 per square foot. This number could change for a number of reasons, but most clients fall within this threshold.

Supplies like scrapers, ladders, and protective materials cost anywhere from $148 – $168 on average per 500 square feet. Basic labor (which includes scraping and disposing of debris, planning, preparation, and cleanup) generally costs between $15 and $40 per hour when hiring a professional.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Do you have the time, experience, patience, and materials it will take to complete a popcorn ceiling removal? If not, you may want to rely on a professional team to get it done. If you have any questions or would like to inquire about a free quote, please reach out to the Paint Denver team.

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Tips for Removing Popcorn Ceiling

One of the most dated design choices in the interior of your home may be your ceiling. If you haven’t yet, you may consider removing popcorn ceiling to give your home a facelift and catapult it toward a more modern décor style.

Figuring out how to remove popcorn texture from a ceiling is messy and can be time consuming for DIYers. Here are some tips to make the process a little easier.

Prep the Room for Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Did we mention this was messy? One of the most important steps in the process of removing popcorn ceiling is to cover floors, walls, furniture, and décor items with drop cloths or plastic. Cleanup will be much easier when you take your time to really ensure all surfaces are covered.

You may even want to take the extra step to remove furniture from the room completely. If you don’t want to worry with navigating a landmine of furniture while you’re moving a ladder all over the room, it may make sense to remove the clutter altogether.

Remove Fans and Protect Light Fixtures

This is often overlooked when removing popcorn ceiling. Ensure you or your team removes light fixtures and ceiling fans before starting on the home improvement project. They really get in the way while you’re working, and you don’t want these nice items to be ruined with spray and wet popcorn.

Clean While You Go

This is a pretty messy task, and although you have covered the items in the room during preparation, the popcorn can get overwhelming. Use a mud pan to catch wet popcorn while It falls from the ceiling. If you clean while you go, you minimize the risk of stepping in the wet popcorn and tracking it all over the room. You can also use the edge of the mud pan to clean off your scraper. This will make the otherwise long and tedious process go by more quickly.

Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

If you haven’t grasped it already, this can be a tough job to tackle all on your own. While DIY home improvement projects may be fun, there are some that are best handled by the pros. Here at Paint Denver, we have decades of experience handling all things home improvement. If you’re interested in updating your interior with a popcorn ceiling removal, we’re the team for the job. Give us a call or send us an email for a personalized quote.

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