Congratulations! You’ve got a home with a popcorn ceiling, and you’ve decided it’s time for this monstrosity to go. As a DIY-er, your research will tell you that there are a few different ways to remove a popcorn ceiling.
The main way to remove a popcorn ceiling is by scraping it off. If you’ve ever removed wall paper before, you’ll have an idea of what a job like this will take. This method involves wetting down the ceiling with water and then hand-scraping off the popcorn texture. Now, there are a few cons to tackling this DIY project yourself:
If removing a popcorn ceiling sounds a little daunting, fear not: there’s a better way to fix an ugly popcorn ceiling.
You can install an Armstrong ceiling right over top of a popcorn ceiling, with a fraction of the fuss, mess, and bother of removing it. Any surface-mounted ceiling option will work. The best part? You’re not limited to just one look. You can choose from a variety of looks to suit your taste. Our two recommendations are wood look ceilings and metal.
One of the many surface-mounted ceiling options you can choose are beautiful wood-look ceilings. On-trend shades like WoodHaven Coastal White are the transformation a popcorn ceiling deserves.
If you’re open to something a little more exciting, metal may be the way to go. It’s a fairly easy way to create a statement ceiling rather than just something more traditional or white. Metal ceilings come in a variety of patterns and colors, including gold, copper, and lacquered steel.
The wood and metal looks are going to be your best bet for covering up your popcorn ceiling and ridding your room of that overly-textured and outdated look.
Installing a new surface mount ceiling isn’t as hard as it might sound. Bonus: it’s definitely easier than scraping and sanding your way through a messy popcorn ceiling removal.
You can use the Easy Up installation system to attach the grid directly over the popcorn ceiling when you are installing wood looks. Then, you’ll use clips to attach the new ceiling to the grid. If you’re installing Metallaire ceilings, you’ll be nailing them directly to the ceiling. Keep in mind that you may have to sand down any extra-large peaks if the popcorn ceiling is very textures, so that your nail-up ceiling is level. Expect a job like this to last a weekend, perhaps two if this is your first time.