About The Process
Acoustic ceiling removal, often referred to as popcorn ceiling removal, is a
laborious and messy process so homeowners often look to specialized crews to
do the work. The process is 50% preparation and 30% messy work with the
application of texture the most important part of the job.
Whether a home is furnished or vacant, caution has to be taken to guard against
the acoustic scrapings from getting onto floors and furniture. The entire house
needs to be bagged in plastic, usually with multiple layers.
Popcorn acoustic ceilings come off better once wet. Too much water and the
drywall beneath is wet, not enough water and the acoustic doesn’t want to
scrape off, so experience helps when wetting the ceiling.