Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Get Rid Of That Old Popcorn Ceiling


An unfortunate drawback to popcorn ceilings is the amount of work required to keep the surface area clean and fix any holes or cracks that may appear over time. Cobwebs, spiders, dust, and bits of dirt can easily get caught in the bumps, and smoke can eventually stain your ceiling, which can be difficult to remove. A duster or the brush head of your vacuum cleaner can help get rid of debris, but if you press too hard, raised particles of your ceiling may break and fall off, causing more aesthetic harm than good.


Should too many bumps fall off while cleaning, or if any holes form in your ceiling, it is time-consuming to repair them. First, you need to scrape off all the bumps surrounding the damaged section and sand it down so it is completely smooth before applying some drywall plaster, sanding again, and painting it over.


You cannot paint this type of ceiling with a regular brush! The stubble will fall off once it is wet, so you need a segmented foam roller to do the job. Alternatively, spray products such as Homax provide a popcorn texture, but whatever you end up using may not be consistent or match up with the original design. It’s best to consult with a popcorn ceiling expert for cleaning and repairs.


Water damage will also cause the textured appearance to come loose and peel off over time. Leaks will only harm your ceiling, as the stipple will become heavy, and eventually start to fall. Kitchens, bathrooms, and spaces where moisture is prevalent should have smooth ceilings to avoid these problems.


We attribute our success to our ability to make people happy and have them refer us to their friends, family, and neighbors. We know the great people who make this area what it is, and we know what they want with their houses. That's why we're dedicated to providing quality home repair services in the area. Home Pros goes out of the way to ensure:

• You receive a detail "no surprise pricing" written quote.
• We offer options to fit your budget.
• Only brand-new materials are used on your project- never from another job.
• Employees are respectful of your house and your time.
• Work is done cleanly throughout the project.
• Longest lasting warranties in the San Antonio area.
• Professionalism at all levels. 


Popcorn Ceiling Removal Services We Perform

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Process

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to remove popcorn ceilings from a house?

The cost to paint the exterior of a house depends on various factors:

  • square footage being painted
  • the height of the house
  • paint grade being used
  • is the ceilnig already painted
  • zip code of the house
  • warranty length
In the San Antonio area expect to pay anywhere from $1.10 to $2.00 per square feet being removed. To apply new knockdown texture and paint you can expect to pay $2.00 to $3.15 per square feet. You can check for yourself by going to Homewyse.com and eneter your information.

How messy is removing popcorn ceiling texture?

Popconr ceiling removal can get a bit messy. The main reason is that dust can be created when removing the existing popcorn texture. In order to minimize the dust being created it's best to spray mist the ceiling with water. Typical preparation for a popcorn ceiling project includes the following:

  • move furniture out of the room if possible
  • mask off walls and cover furniture
  • cover all floors
  • lots and lots of plastic to cover walls
Once the project is completed plan on conducting a deep cleaning. The project is worth the effort and investment. Your house will look modern which is great when you get ready to sell plus brighter and cleaner.

Is removing popcorn ceiling worth it??

Ask any realtor out there if popcorn ceiling will help you sell your house and the answer will be a big NO. So from a selling perspective it's well worth the investment as it will demonstrate that the house has been modernized and sell for more money. If you recently purchased a home with popcorn ceilings, the time to update is prior to moving in all of the furniture into the house. This way there isn't as much to worry about getting dirty during the project. From an updating persepctive, getting rid of popcorn ceilings will make your house brighter and look cleaner. If you have popcorn ceilings now you can probably see dark cob webs at the seams or corners clinging to the popcorn kernels.

Is primer required when applying a new knockdown texture to ceilings?

Yes! We have found through trial and error that applying primer to the exposed drywall (after the popcorn texture ahs been removed) provides better results. The primer blocks out old dryall seam tape that easily bleeds through the top coat ceiling paint. In addition the primer helps bond the new texture to the drywall so that the texture doesn't flake off at a later time--like when your warranty period expires.

Can I do my own popcorn ceiling removal??

Taking on a popcorn ceiling removal project take a lot of patience and proper tools. There is a certain level of skill required when applying the new texture. If not done properly you can damage your ceiling drywall or leave a surface that will not bind with the nex texture. The worse thing that can happen is that your new texture starts to flake off and falling. This is one of those projects you certainly want to hire someone to do for you.


We know that updating your house is a huge deal. That's why you don't pay until the work is completed.


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We are a local company Veteran owned and run.  Your support stays in our community and not to some franchise corporation in another state.


We are licensed, insured, and aren't afraid to come visit our project a year later.  


We are so confident in our workmanship that we offer a 2 year standard warranty.