While popcorn ceilings were in every home built in the 50’s and 60’s, they can now lower the value of your home due to the outdated look, and absorption of dust.
Popcorn removal is an incredibly messy process. It is much more time effective to hire a professional to do this for you. The worst part of removing popcorn ceiling is the huge mess it makes. It turns into a sludgy, soggy mess that drops on everything. Therefore, the biggest favor you can do for yourself is pay for the convenience of a professional to do this for you.
If you have an older home, it’s likely that your popcorn is made of asbestos, which is a known cancer causing carcinogen. If this is the case, you’ll most definitely want to hire a professional to remove it.
What Does Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost?
The average cost to remove popcorn ceiling is $1 to $2 per square foot. This just covers the removal of the ceiling. Once removed, you’ll then need the ceiling refinished, which costs around $2 per square foot.
So the total cost of removing popcorn ceilings and refinishing the ceiling will come out to around $3–$4/sqft. On an 1,800 square foot home with popcorn ceilings throughout the house, you can expect to pay around $6,000 total.