Acoustic and Popcorn Ceiling Removal Service

Tired of your popcorn ceilings? Contact your local Five Star Painting® professional for popcorn ceiling removal service.

Although once very popular, popcorn or acoustic ceilings are now less popular and more problematic because they are difficult to clean once they get dirty. Homeowners who loved them for their ability to hide imperfections and provide acoustic insulation now prefer a more traditional non-texture ceiling. Popcorn ceilings are now considered outdated and somewhat unsightly. If you're sick of your home's popcorn ceiling, your local Five Star Painting can help. 

Although removing a popcorn ceiling can be messy, we can reduce the mess and dust associated with removal by shielding the ceiling with drywall.

  In addition to the mess, here are some other things you should know about popcorn ceiling removal:

  • Your popcorn ceiling may contain Asbestos
  • Our popcorn ceiling removal process
  • Alternatives to popcorn ceiling removal
  • Give your property a modern touch
  • Why choose Five Star Painting for popcorn ceiling removal
  • FAQs about popcorn ceiling removal services

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Watch Out for Asbestos in Popcorn Ceiling

Before 1978, Asbestos was commonly used in the construction of popcorn ceilings and other home-building materials. If your property was built before then, it's important to have your popcorn ceilings and plaster walls tested for Asbestos before beginning any removal or construction project.

If the material in your home does contain Asbestos and is disturbed in any way, those particles could become airborne and create a health hazard.  That dust can settle into your vents, carpets, and crevices, resulting in an unsafe environment. Asbestos inhalation has been linked to serious health problems, including cancers like mesothelioma. Removing any material that contains Asbestos requires a professional with experience to ensure it is done safely. 

Our Popcorn Ceiling Removal Process

When people think of popcorn ceiling removal, they typically think this type of project will take weeks or months to complete. However, your local Five Star Painting team has the expertise and the all the right equipment to remove your old ceilings quickly and safely to provide a stunning, clean, sleek new look for your ceilings.

The process we use to remove your popcorn ceiling depends on when the ceiling was built, where the ceiling is located, and the final ceiling finish. Whether it’s painting or popcorn ceiling removal, all of our jobs begin with a free estimate. Once we have your approval to begin work, the removal process will begin. We start by securing the work area. Plastic and drop cloths are used to seal the area and protect the interior of your home. Sometimes, we may remove valuables and some furnishings from the area to ensure they are protected. 

After we safely remove the popcorn ceiling material, our professionals will repair, retexture (if necessary), or replace the ceiling drywall. Once the ceiling is prepped, we apply the new paint, leaving you with a beautifully finished ceiling.

Alternatives to Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn ceiling removal is a messy process. Sometimes, it's easier to cover up a popcorn ceiling with drywall, skim coat the popcorn ceiling with drywall mud, or even replace it with new drywall. However, these methods will depend on the existing condition of the ceiling, where it is in the home and other factors that will be assessed by our experts.

Since popcorn ceiling removal service isn't available at every location, call your local Five Star Painting to discuss your project.   

Give Your Property a Modern Touch

Replacing an outdated popcorn ceiling can enhance the look of your home's interior and give it a more modern, cleaner look. While there are plenty of DIY popcorn ceiling removal tutorials out there, the process is messy, time consuming, and dangerous (if Asbestos is present). Therefore, we encourage you to schedule with Five Star Paintingfor the safest, cleanest, and most efficient popcorn ceiling removal possible.

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Why Choose Five Star Painting for Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

From meticulous planning to precise execution, our team of local professionals prioritize quality workmanship and attention to detail with every project. 

Here's what sets Five Star Painting apart: 

  • All our work is backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise™.
  • Our teams have all the equipment needed to get the job done right.
  • Our professionals are fully insured and bonded.
  • We expertly repair patches, holes, and dings for a flawless finish.
  • Our professional texturing and painting services give your ceilings a beautiful, fresh look.

FAQs About Popcorn Ceiling Removal Services

How much should I pay to remove a popcorn ceiling?

The cost for popcorn ceiling removal service will depend on the size of the area and the job’s complexity. Keep in mind that prices tend to be higher when the ceiling contains Asbestos, as it requires special handling and disposal procedures. Your local Five Star Painting professionals will assess your space and the project requirements before providing an accurate quote. 

What is the least expensive way to get rid of a popcorn ceiling?

The least expensive way to remove a popcorn ceiling is often through a DIY approach. This typically involves lightly wetting the ceiling to help minimize dust and removing the popcorn texture using a scraper. While DIY methods can significantly reduce labor costs, it's important to take proper safety precautions, including getting your popcorn ceiling tested for Asbestos before starting your project. In addition, the removal process is messy and time consuming.  If you want to leave popcorn ceiling removal to the pros, contact your local Five Star Painting professionals to assess your space and provide an accurate quote.

Who scrapes popcorn ceilings?

Professionals who specialize in home renovation, painting, or drywall services are typically the ones who scrape popcorn ceilings. Painting contractors and drywall professionals often offer popcorn ceiling removal as part of their services. Before hiring a professional, obtain quotes, check their references, and ensure they follow safety protocols, especially when dealing with older homes or structures where asbestos may be present. You can trust your local Five Star Painting pros to conduct a thorough walkthrough of your property and remove popcorn ceiling using industry best practices and specialized equipment.

Find Local Popcorn Ceiling Removal Service near You

From professional painting services to popcorn ceiling removal, our team is committed to getting the job done right the first time — that's the Neighborly Done Right Promise™. You can rely on Five Star Painting for safe and effective popcorn ceiling removal, drywall repair, and professional painting that will leave your space looking great when the job is done.

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Five Star Painting offers popcorn ceiling removal service in select states and locations, please check with the location nearest you for more details.

Services vary by franchised location. Contact your local Five Star Painting for details.

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