Should I Replace My Popcorn Ceiling with Paint?



Popcorn ceilings were very popular throughout the 1950s-1970s, but fell out of favor due to their old-fashioned style. In most modern homes, homeowners choose to replace popcorn ceilings with paint or use drywall to cover them up.

Are you thinking about replacing your popcorn ceiling with a smooth, painted ceiling? Here’s what you need to know about the process.

Why Should I Replace My Popcorn Ceiling?

There are a number of reasons. First, popcorn ceilings are cobweb magnets, due to their uneven texture and design. They’re also very difficult to clean, and nearly impossible to repaint. They also reduce the amount of natural ambient light in the room.

However, the biggest reason you should remove a popcorn ceiling is asbestos. Most popcorn ceilings built pre-1970s include asbestos, which can cause mesothelioma and a number of other diseases. Some popcorn ceilings also include lead paint, making them even more dangerous.

Can I Remove A Popcorn Ceiling Myself?

 Yes, you can, though we usually recommend leaving this to professionals, such as Hi-Lite Paints, due to the common inclusion of asbestos and lead paint in popcorn ceilings.

Simply lay out plastic on your floor, grab a ladder, and start scraping! You should wear protective goggles, a breathing mask, and long clothing while doing so to minimize your potential exposure to asbestos.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove And Paint A Popcorn Ceiling?

Professional popcorn ceiling removal from Hi-Lite Paints is the best way to avoid exposing you or your family to asbestos. Usually, you will spend about $1-$2 per square foot of ceiling with popcorn texture that must be removed.

The cost of repainting is usually around $0.50 per sq. foot, but this depends on the paints, material, and number of coats of paint that you wish to be applied.

For a comprehensive and accurate quote, we recommend contacting Hi-Lite Paints right away.

Leave Popcorn Ceiling Removal And Repainting To The Professionals

You should treat every popcorn ceiling as if it contains asbestos and lead paint. We really do not recommend DIY popcorn ceiling removal, as you could expose yourself or your family to harmful chemicals.

The team at Hi-Lite Paints has years of experience working with dangerous materials like asbestos. We provide affordable, safe removal services – and we can handle the repainting of your ceiling, too.

So don’t risk your health, or the safety of your family. If you are interested in removing your popcorn ceilings and replacing them with paint, call (984) 800-6961 or contact us online to get a free estimate for your project.