How To Remove Popcorn Ceiling Texture



Ready to remove that old-fashioned textured ceiling?  It is easy if you follow the steps listed below.


Warning: If you did not install the textured ceiling, make sure you test the surface for abestos and lead paint.  Scraping lead paint and abestos is very harmful to your health and could result in brain damage or lead posioning. 


Materials Needed


Drop cloth, garden sprayer, painters hat, safety glasses, scraper or putty knife


Steps To Remove A Textured Ceiling


  1. Mask off walls and flooring with rosin paper or visqueen
  2. Fill a pump-up garden sprayer with water and lightly mist the ceiling with water.  This will loosen the texture and make it easier to remove.
  3. Wait about 10 minutes then start to remove the texture with a scraper or putty knfe.  Becareful not to gouge into the ceiling, as it will result in more repairs later.
  4. Wash down the ceiling with TSP (tri-sodium phosphate) after you have removed all of the texture.  This will prepare the surface to be repaired with spackling or painted. 

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