The cost to remove popcorn ceilings depends on the size of the room and how much work needs to be done. A rough estimate is $500-800 per room. , which can be higher if there is a lot of damage from the popcorn. The first step in removing the popcorn ceiling is to remove drywall that has been damaged by the texture and caulk any holes or gaps in the drywall. Next, you will need to use a power sander to remove any remaining bits of popcorn texture on walls, corners, and ceilings. This will be labor-intensive and can take a long time to do. The process of removing the texture also requires wet plaster and in some cases, tile adhesive. This can also be labor-intensive, but it will make it easier for you to get rid of all the leftover popcorn without having to worry about damage done by scraping and sanding down more drywall.
Homeowners typically pay $1853 total for professional popcorn ceiling removal.
The process of removing the popcorn ceiling can be done on your own or you can hire a drywall contractor for this job. If you are looking for a drywall contractor, it is important to find one that has experience in removing popcorn ceilings. This will ensure that your home or its underlying insulation will not have any damage from the removal process. You will be able to find drywall contractors in the phone book or on the internet. You can also visit a local home improvement store that specializes in this type of service. The process of removing a popcorn ceiling can be done by the owner themselves, though be ready for time-consuming and laborious work. If you decide to do it yourself, you will need to clean the drywall dust from the area where the substrate meets with the drywall top coat. You will then need to remove any of those loose bits and pieces left behind by scraping them off with a putty knife.