Popcorn Ceiling Removal2023-05-30T01:16:47-05:00

Austin TX

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn Ceiling Texture Removal Service

Nothing says outdated quite like popcorn ceilings. SurePro Painting provides expert popcorn removal services, taking great care to protect your home and make it look amazing!

scaffolding in living room for popcorn texture removal

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WHY POPCORN CEILINGS?

From the 1950’s to the 1990’s “popcorn” ceilings were installed in most new constructions. Also known as the acoustic ceiling, the idea was that the rough ceiling texture would cut down on noise.

It also covered any imperfections in the installed sheetrock ceiling tape joints. It gradually fell out of fashion in the 1980’s as its popularity dwindled and it seems that no one wants it in their homes anymore.

REMOVING POPCORN IS A MESSY PROCESS

STEP 1: PROTECT YOUR HOME

Popcorn removal is best done in a vacant home. If you can’t remove all the items, then all the floors, furnishings, and other items must be masked and covered to protect from the mess.

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scraping popcorn with putty knife

STEP 2: SCRAPE THE CEILINGS

The existing popcorn texture is painstakingly scraped off the ceilings. often using water to help loosen it. Special care must be taken to avoid creating deep gouges or divots in the sheetrock beneath.

STEP 3: FLOAT AND SAND

The newly exposed tape seams and any divots or gouges from the scraping process are floated with drywall compound, then all the floated areas are sanded to create a smooth surface.

floating drywall with mud
sanding ceiling during popcorn texture removal

STEP 4: APPLYING TEXTURE

The new texture is sprayed onto the ceilings, hiding any imperfections and creating a consistent texture. For smooth finishes, an extra coat of drywall compound is applied and then sanded.

STEP 5: PRIMING & PAINTING

The ceilings are primed with an oil-based sealing primer to block out any staining from seeping through and to prepare the surface for the final topcoat. We always use high-quality latex topcoats with primer included for the best coverage.

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4 - light gray bedroom with wood floors and white trim

STEP 6: CLEANUP

Fixtures and AC vents are re-installed, and all the tape, plastic and masking paper is removed and disposed of offsite, leaving you with a gorgeous home, and NO MORE POPCORN!

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What Our Customers Say

★★★★★

“We had some wood rot repaired and our whole house painted for a reasonable price . They even had a color consultant help us pick the right colors for our house . The crew was professional and prompt . We recommend them!”

Ronald Brewster

★★★★★

“The Garage update is complete! Thank you to SurePro Painting for the awesome job! Scraped the popcorn ceiling and painted, patched holes in the walls and painted over the 70s-style paneling and painted the floor with polyurethane protection. It’s like a new garage!”

Jason Sigman

★★★★★

“We had a really positive experience from start to finish .. the quote, the planning, the response time, the job, the finishing, all of it was pro and A+”

Amber Esperance

★★★★★

“Excellent company. I wish all home improvement professionals companies would be that good! We were absolutely happy with the paint job the SurePRO painters did and decided also to hire them to renovate the garage as well. I whole-heartedly recommend this company.”

Irina Weber

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“SurePRO was very responsive to my out-of-the-box request to reframe the exterior of my new replacement windows. His team went though a few options and selected the best for my house. Looks great and all sealed up nicely! Plus a 3 year warranty if a seam or paint fails. Awesome!”

Cara Ross

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“SurePro did an exterior paint job for me. From receiving the initial bid to participating in the final walk through, I felt like we were in great hands all the way”

Patty McCleod

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“This was my first time using this company and SurePro did a great job on my project – repairs needed after pipes burst in the winter storm. They painted my exterior stucco which had been patched and installed/textured/painted new drywall in my living room. A great company. Would highly recommend!”

Jaime French

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“SurePRO was quick to come for our exterior trim repair and painting. There was great communication and frequent updates throughout the process, and a very thorough final walk through. The carpentry and paint work was done well and we were very pleased. Highly recommend!”

Alex Schmitz

★★★★★

“Painless quoting process; the guys were great to work with, easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend going through SurePro for your exterior home paint.”

James Carter

★★★★★

“Great experience. I had the walls and ceiling of my loft and staircase painted. 3 things I especially appreciated – The painters were very friendly, professional and skilled, the process of setting up the appointment was easy, and they were able to come out very quickly. I highly recommend SurePro.”

Matt Bovett

★★★★★

“We were looking for a painter to scrape, float, and repaint the popcorn ceiling in our kitchen and living room (about 500 sq ft total) and found SurePro on Yelp. Chris, our estimator and project manager, was sincere about doing the best job for us. I would highly recommend SurePro Painting again.”

Laura Ye

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“I found SurePRO through Yelp. Their quote for painting the exterior of my home was competitive and the initial consultation left me feeling confident they would do a good job. They did excellent work, which also included replacement of a few areas of rotten wood. I am very satisfied.”

Nathan Benedict

★★★★★

“SurePRO Painting was amazing!! From the initial meeting with Eric to get a quote, paint color selection with their interior designer, to working with Phillip the project manager. Communication, Pricing, and Results exceeded my expectations!!”

Erika Morse

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“We were extremely happy with the exterior painting job performed by SurePro Painting! They were able to get us on the schedule quickly, and stayed in communication with us when the weather threatened delays. We’ll definitely be using them again”

Anne Walker

★★★★★

“Excellent experience all around. Eric, Chris and the crew were professional, timely, thorough and the results were high quality. Would definitely use them again for any painting needs.”

Blaire Caddell

★★★★★

“Had home exterior painted by SurePro. They did a great job and i am very pleased with the results. I had several areas of wood rot that needed replacing… I highly recommend their services and would not hesitate to use them again.”

C. Johnson

★★★★★

“SurePro was great to work with. They were very good at explaining the work to be done, providing clear pricing, and following up with us to make sure we were satisfied. I would definitely recommend them for any painting job you have.”

Amy Winston

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“We had SurePro come out and paint the trim and garage doors on our house. The process was so simple! The work was performed professionally, on-time and with pride. What more can you ask for?”

Ryan Lepper

★★★★★

“Everyone on the team is very polite and responsive. They did a fantastic job painting the entire interior of our house. They were very thorough and made sure we were satisfied with their work before they were finished. We would definitely recommend the SurePro!”

Meredith Tays

★★★★★

“Loved working with the SurePro team, and awesome that they have a partnership with a color and design consultant to help me make decisions. Professional communication and project management software was a nice touch.”

Sarah Goodman

★★★★★

“SurePro provided a competitive bid for painting the exterior trim and porch areas on our house. The work was professionally done and the crew did a good job of daily cleanup”

Eric Skaalure

★★★★★

“SurePRO Painting was highly professional and the services they provided far surpassed their name. At a time when everyone in Austin was scrambling for their services, SurePRO made me feel that I was their most important client. I cannot recommend them highly enough!”

Kerry Van Dusen

★★★★★

“Great company to do business with. From bid to job completion the entire process was seamless. Chris and Eric are easy to work with and their crew did a beautiful job on our deck.”

Karen Boykin

★★★★★

“SurePRO did an excellent job painting the exterior of our home. The cost of the job was reasonable and the job was scheduled and completed within a few days. I would highly recommend them.”

Doris Nanez

★★★★★

“These folks do high quality work and are very professional. Very responsive to customer concerns. Highly recommend.”

William Palmer

★★★★★

“1. They came in at a very reasonable price, 2. Top notch quality. I am certain SurePro will remain my go to for all future paint jobs!”

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  • Schedule a FREE Estimate

  • Approve your guaranteed quote

  • Choose a project start date
  • Watch your ceilings be TRANSFORMED