Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the ’60s and ’70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings was a quick and easy way to hide imperfections and didn’t require any painting afterward. But the rough texture catches lots of dust and cobwebs and it can be difficult to know how to remove popcorn ceiling. It can be a real pain to match if you have cracks or holes in need of patching. Figuring out how to do a dustless popcorn ceiling removal from a ceiling is a messy chore but worth the effort if the substrate underneath is in good shape.
- If necessary, test for asbestos and get results.
- All furniture must be removed from the room.
- make sure the floors are protected – add a double or triple layer of floor protection
- the walls are to be protected by a single layer of protection.
- If your ceiling is painted and asbestos-free, the dust is to be mechanically extracted and then apply a Level 5 plaster system – minimum 4 coats of gypsum plaster.
- If your ceiling contains asbestos, it is recommended to seal the surface and apply a Level 5 plaster system – minimum of 4 coats of gypsum plaster.
If you don’t want to do this method of getting rid of those ugly popcorn ceilings, you can instead install metal ceiling tiles right on top of your popcorn ceiling for an affordable and beautiful upgrade.