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How Much Does it Cost to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling?

If you’re looking to update your home, one of the most common requests is removing popcorn ceilings. Popcorn ceilings were very popular in the 1990s but have since been replaced by more traditional flat ceilings. With many homeowners looking to remove their popcorn ceilings, we’ve outlined what you can expect during a popcorn ceiling removal.

Time to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

One of the biggest factors in any home improvement project is time. The majority of these types of projects are estimated based on the size of the space and the time it will take to remove the popcorn ceiling. Typically, the process of removing the popcorn ceiling in a room can take anywhere from 4 to 10 hours, not including preparation work and cleanup. If your popcorn ceiling has been painted, it can be more difficult to remove due to the extra layer of paint on top of the texture.

The process of removing popcorn ceilings is generally straightforward, but it can become more complicated when asbestos is present within the popcorn ceiling material. If you’re unsure, it’s best to consult with a professional to ensure your popcorn ceiling removal is completed safely and successfully.

Cost to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

On average, removing popcorn ceilings can range from $1 to $4 per square foot. This number can change for a number of reasons, but this is an average you can look to receive in your quotes.

The cost to remove a popcorn ceiling includes elements such as scrapers, protective materials, labour which includes scraping and disposing of debris, planning, preparation and cleanup.

If you want to update your home and get rid of your dated popcorn ceiling, give our team a call at ProRise Painting. Our Drywall team has over 10 years of experience removing popcorn ceilings and repainting the ceiling to perfection so you’ll never know a popcorn ceiling ever existing to begin with.

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