Ventura Quality Services LLC

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Ventura Quality Services LLC

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Our professional popcorn ceiling removal services start by protecting the area to keep it clean throughout the process. We use plastic and/or drop cloths held in place with tape to seal the area and protect your floor and furnishings.

Next, our team begins the removal process by expertly scraping the popcorn off, then priming and skim coating the ceiling. Once the ceiling has been removed, we will repair it and retexture or replace any drywall, leaving you with a sleek, finished ceiling.

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How to Remove Those Ugly Popcorn Ceilings in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1 - Test for Asbestos Before You Begin Popcorn Ceiling Removal

If your ceiling tests positive, you should have a professional licensed in asbestos abatement remove the texture or cover the entire ceiling with paneling or drywall. “If you have asbestos, it is best to leave the ceiling intact, as there is no real danger if it is in good condition,” he says.

Step 2 - Gather Your Tools

If your ceiling is asbestos-free, it’s time to get to work. Fortunately, the project doesn’t require any special tools, and you may already have everything you need on hand. The essential popcorn ceiling removal tools include:

  • A garden sprayer
  • A wide putty knife or drywall taping knife
  • Drop cloths or plastic sheeting
  • Painter’s tape
  • Ladder
  • Safety goggles
  • Dust mask

Step 3 - Protect Walls, Floors, and Yourself

Remove furniture from the room and cover floors and walls with plastic sheeting. Attach sheeting to the walls with painter’s tape. Removing ceiling fans or hanging light fixtures will also make the job easier; just be sure to cover electrical boxes with painter’s tape to protect wires from damage and water. “Turn off your HVAC system and close and cover all vents and electrical outlets with plastic,” he says. Since this is a job that involves water, be sure to turn off the electricity to the room you’re working in.

Before you begin, you’ll also want to open the windows to circulate the air. Keeping the space ventilated will help you breathe better while scratching. You’ll also want to wear a dust mask and safety goggles.

Step 4 - Spray the ceiling with water before carefully scraping the popcorn texture.

Fact: A wet scrape is easier than a dry scrape. Use a garden sprayer to wet a small area (four by four feet) of the ceiling. “You’ll want to wet and spray the ceiling with water to make popcorn removal easier.” However, don’t drench it, as too much water could damage the drywall underneath

Step 5 - Sand, Prime, and Paint the Ceiling

Since you already have the floor and walls covered, go ahead and take care of sanding, priming and painting now. If there is any damage to the ceiling, such as nicks or damaged drywall tape, repair with joint compound before you start sanding. When you remove the popcorn ceiling, you may find hidden imperfections, such as visible joints or screws; you can also cover them with joint compound and then sand them.

After sanding the ceiling, give it a fresh coat of paint. Once the paint job is finished, remove the plastic sheeting, reinstall the fans or lights and enjoy your newly smooth ceiling.

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