Learn how to get rid of popcorn ceiling with this complete step by step guide including prep and how to paint it for a whole new ceiling!
STEP 1 – PREPARE THE ROOM
– Remove any light fixtures and cover up the vents. – Cover your walls and floor in plastic sheets using the painter’s tape.
STEP 2 – GET DRESSED FOR REMOVAL
– The respirator – Spray sock – Safety glasses – Shoe covers
STEP 3 – REMOVE THE POPCORN CEILING
Spray and soak the popcorn ceiling Patience is key here! You need it to be completely soaked. Takes about 10-15 minutes.
STEP 4 – SMOOTH OUT CEILING
Once all the popcorn ceiling has been removed, the ceiling will have scrapes from the putty knife. These need to be fixed before painting. – Sand the scrapes using a drywall sanding sponge.
STEP 5 – APPLY PRIMER
Add a coat of primer to the ceiling. This helps really see which scratches need to be filled
STEP 6 – APPLY JOINT COMPOUND
Use a drywall compound and fill any leftover scratches.
STEP 7 – PRIME AND PAINT!
Apply another coat of primer and paint in color of your choice!
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