Popcorn Ceiling Removal Services

Brighten the Room by Removing Textured Ceilings for a Smooth Finish

Popcorn ceiling is the most common type of textured ceiling we remove. It is described with the look of cottage cheese, bumps, or bubbles on the ceiling.

Fortunately, the popcorn ceiling removal process is easier than other textures and, therefore, less expensive.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal vs. Stipple Ceiling

The stipple ceiling texture is another we commonly remedy. It is a hard paste or plaster that is applied to the ceiling by hand with a brush. It's typically characterized by swirl patterns and sharp edges.

Many homeowners in North Atlanta use the two terms interchangeably, but popcorn ceiling removal and stipple ceiling removal are completely different processes. Removing a popcorn ceiling typically involves wetting the surface to soften the texture and protect against asbestos. Then, the ceiling is smoothed or retextured.

In general, popcorn ceiling removal creates more debris and is more labor-intensive and time-consuming than stipple ceiling removal.

Don't attempt to remove any ceiling texture yourself. Instead, opt for a professional popcorn ceiling removal company that understands the necessary safety precautions to ensure a safe and efficient removal process.

Popcorn Textured Ceilings vs. Smooth Drywall

Popcorn Texture

Popcorn ceilings were popular many years ago, but are now considered out of date.

In homes built before 1977, popcorn ceiling was installed containing asbestos.
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  • Popcorn ceilings are difficult to maintain. Spider webs, dust, and dirt get trapped in the rough texture, making them hard to clean.
  • Moisture and cleaning also loosen the plaster causing it to crack or come down.
  • They are difficult to repair. Patching is a lengthy, tedious process and still may not match the existing texture once the repair is complete.

Smooth Finish

A smooth ceiling finish offers many benefits in addition to a modern style.
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  • Easy to clean and maintain.
  • Easy to repair.
  • Brightens the room and visually raises the ceiling.
  • Can be installed in moisture-heavy areas of your home such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Process

Below is an outline of the popcorn ceiling removal process - turning a ceiling with popcorn texture into a smooth drywall finish.

  • The process is essentially the same for stippled ceilings. It just takes longer to remove and there is more extensive patching of the drywall needed after removal.
  • We spray the popcorn texture with water and gently scrape it off. This creates quite a mess so it is very important to thoroughly cover the floors.
  • In some areas removal of the popcorn texture removes part of the drywall cover and patching the ceiling with drywall compound is necessary.
  • Once the drywall compound dries, these areas are sanded smooth and then primed.
  • After the primer is applied, the second round of more refined patching is done to achieve a completely smooth beautiful new ceiling.
  • Then the finish paint may be applied.

Experience and Skill You Can Trust

Kimberly Painting has completed many textured ceiling removal projects over the years. We know how to take care of your home and keep it clean and are experts at achieving a smooth brand new looking ceiling.

The process described above is considerably harder than it sounds and requires quite a bit of skill.

Rest assured that we have the experience to complete popcorn ceiling removal in a professional manner to achieve a beautiful result.

Areas Served

Kimberly Painting is located at 23 Ferry Landing Ln NW, Buckhead, GA 30305. Our painters work near you in Atlanta suburbs located inside and along the I-285 perimeter, between I-75, I-85, and GA-400 highways. Cities include Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Cumming, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, North Druid Hills, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, and Vinings. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.