How much work is it to remove that popcorn ceiling?

While every homeowner’s aesthetic is personal and unique, there are a few design trends that are arguably better left in the past. (Remember when sponge paint was a thing? The 90s were a wild time for interior design!)

One thing people often call me about is popcorn ceilings. While they aren’t the worst thing you could have in your home, they’re something many families want to get rid of in favour of a smooth, clean ceiling. It’s not uncommon to remove a popcorn ceiling during a major renovation, but oftentimes, people want to know what’s involved in doing it as a stand-alone project. The good news is that it’s usually much less complicated than people expect – and often, more affordable.

The benefits of a smooth ceiling

A smooth, modern ceiling can make a room look substantially bigger and more contemporary. It also brightens up your space – the dimpling in stucco blocks light and can make your ceiling look darker, even if it’s painted white. Removing a popcorn ceiling is a great way to freshen up a space and pairs well with other small projects such as painting, adding crown moulding or installing pot lights.

Easier than you’d expect

Removing a popcorn ceiling is truly not as painful as people think. Our team takes care of every detail – we cover the furniture and floors, prep the space and isolate the room to minimize the mess. As the homeowner, you’re responsible for removing knick-knacks – but that’s about all we’ll ask of you. The space will be clean and looking great when we leave – ready for you to enjoy!

Because finishing touches matter, our work doesn’t stop at your ceiling. Once the ceiling has been scraped, smoothed out and painted, we generally repaint the walls as well to ensure a fresh look from top to bottom. On that same note, if you’re changing out your floors, consider removing your popcorn ceiling at the same time – it’s a small add-on to this type of project and well worth the minor cost increase.

Low investment, big impact

Removing popcorn ceilings can be done as a stand-alone project or part of a larger renovation. Either way, the cost is very reasonable (particularly when you consider the impact). For more information on pricing, please give me a call – I’d be happy to provide a ballpark number and then a personalized quote for your space. Thanks for reading, and be sure to share this post with any friends or neighbours who are looking to upgrade and modernize their ceilings!