Our house has 2300 square ft of popcorn ceiling. In case you're wondering, that's our ENTIRE house. Closets, the ceiling portion and the inside of the window seat, and even the garage (and I didn't count the garage in the 2300 either!) We are not fans and we are excited to see it go. First up, one of the kids bedrooms. Right now all the boys share a room and don't want to be split up so the other one is empty. So it was an easy one to tackle. Surprisingly we got it done in less than an hour. We just sprayed with a pump water sprayer a section at a time, let it soak in a few minutes, and then scraped. And since we are dealing with so much popcorn we got one of those nifty popcorn scrapers that allows you to catch the popcorn in a trash bag when it falls. It kept the bulk of the mess off the floor which was nice.
The results were magical. In my art classes we talked about how texture in a painting brings something forward as a focal point, or to the foreground. Well the same goes for a textured ceiling- it makes the ceiling feel lower and closer. And without the popcorn... Seriously the ceiling looked like it grew a foot. (The photo doesn't do it justice)
Next up, mudding and sanding for a smooth ceiling finish and then priming!
By the time we finish with the whole house we are going to be popcorn removal masters!