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Popcorn Removal – Frisco, TX

Get Rid of Unsightly Popcorn Ceilings

The Benefits of Popcorn Removal

Freshly painted walls and ceiling

If your living space is in need of some modernization, finally getting rid of popcorn walls and ceilings can go a long way towards helping this goal become a reality. It also may be a good idea if you’re planning to sell your house in the near future, as many prospective buyers tend to shy away from outdated design touches at first glance.

What many people don’t know is that popcorn surfaces are especially talented at gathering up lots of grim and dust that’s floating in the air, especially in the spaces near ceiling fans. It’s not very easy to clean these walls and ceilings either. That means that popcorn removal isn’t just good for the sheer aesthetic value – it can also improve you and your loved ones’ overall wellbeing too!

Popcorn Removal Steps

Team member removing popcorn

  • Any light switches and fixtures will be removed from the affected room(s). The floors and any pieces of furniture will be completely covered as well or moved out of the space entirely.
  • A powerful water gun will be sprayed against the ceilings and walls, thoroughly soaking them. Then, our team will get to work with specialty tools, scraping away the popcorn surfaces in big chunks.
  • Once we’ve finally reached the underlying layer (also known as the substrate), we’ll fill this area to create a much flatter and more attractive finish. Any necessary priming and sanding will be provided as well.
  • Finally, we’ll take care of the clean-up process, vacuuming and eliminating all removed popcorn material from your living space. When you arrive for the final inspection, it will be like we were never here at all.

What Happens Next?

Team member prepping for painting

Once the dreaded popcorn is finally gone from your rooms, Platinum Painting can go a step further by helping you explore a brand-new appearance! This may involve new textures, a fresh coat of paint, or other unique design ideas. If you’re not entirely sure what direction you’d like to go in, don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of expert advice to share with you along the way.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal FAQs

removing popcorn cieling

Platinum Painting’s ultimate goal is to bring your design dreams into reality for your home. For most people, those dreams don’t include popcorn ceilings. That’s why we offer removal services to give your home an updated look and feel. But we understand that you may have questions about this specialized service. Below you’ll find responses to some of the most common questions we’ve been asked about popcorn ceiling removal. We hope they address your concerns, but please feel free to contact our team. We’ll be happy to answer your questions, help you in any way we can, and schedule your free estimate.

Why should I remove my popcorn ceiling?

Although popcorn ceilings were popular at one point in time, nowadays people generally don’t like this particular design choice. The popcorn’s bulky, chunky texture can detract from other features in the room and can easily accumulate dust and grime, especially around ceiling fans. As a result, this kind of texture is rather unappealing. If you’re looking to sell your home, potential buyers can see the outdated popcorn ceilings and get a negative impression of your property in general. Taking down the popcorn texture is a small change but one that can have a huge impact in making a room feel more welcoming.

Will my ceiling be ready to paint once it is removed?

Getting from popcorn ceiling to paint-ready status requires a few steps in between. First, we soak the ceiling and then carefully remove the texture by using our scraping tools. We then float the joints with drywall mud for a perfectly smooth surface. Then, we add the right texture back on. Finally, we prime the ceiling. After this point, it is ready for paint. We follow these steps so that the amazing new results can stay around for a long time.

How long does popcorn ceiling removal take?

The timeline for any project can depend on the size of the area we’re working with. However, a small area can be completed typically in about two days. An entire house, contingent on the number and size of the rooms, can be treated in three or four days. Keep in mind that if you’d like us to paint after removing the popcorn ceilings, that step can add more time onto the project. When our estimators come to your home to give you a free estimate, they can let you know how much time your specific project will likely take.

What prep do I need to do before you start?

Before our team arrives at your home, please remove knickknacks and bed linens. When we come, we’ll either cover the furniture or move it out of the room, but having these things out of the way beforehand helps us work more efficiently. Although we do our best to keep your home clean while we work, removing popcorn ceilings can be messy. Our team members will sweep and vacuum, but you may want to have professional cleaners come through after we leave. This project can create a lot of dust that often spreads throughout the house. Also, we recommend staying elsewhere (e.g., at a hotel or a friend’s house) while we’re removing the popcorn ceilings.