Scraping Popcorn Ceilings & Removing The Carpet

Projects, Remodeling

  1. Barb Dean says:

    This is so fun to watch!

  2. Sue says:

    Perseverance and so much fun to have creative ideas with a “blank” starting point. Have fun and Merry Christmas!

  3. Peggy says:

    It looks wonderful. What a great job you did. All your efforts are paying off. Were you at all concerned about asbestos in the popcorn ceiling?

  4. Barbara Hammond says:

    I hope you checked for asbestos in your ceiling. You have to have that removed by a qualified hazmat professional. Or you will be exposed to it

  5. Linda says:

    I think I might try removing some popcorn ceiling! Good job and really ready to fix up “purty.”

  6. Robin Beck says:

    Great Job! Excited to see more!! Merry Christmas!!

  7. Jeannie says:

    Looks like a new house already! What a difference!

  8. Elana Greenwood says:

    Did you test your popcorn ceiling for asbestos? Apparently, it was used in ceilings until the mid ‘80s.
    We’re thinking off removing our popcorn, but haven’t tested it yet. Your home looks so much better without the ceiling and carpeting. Enjoying your posts…thanks!

    • Shayna says:

      Our ceilings didn’t have asbestos, but if you think yours might, I would definitely test them. The house looks so much better without the popcorn ceilings!

  9. Christine says:

    One of those DIY jobs that is so messy but so worth it! Excellent job.

  10. Carol says:

    You rock girl! I know this place is on it’s way to amazing with your touch on it!

  11. Lilly says:

    Great improvement already!! Can’t wait to see what’s next. Thanks for sharing the process 🙂

  12. R says:

    Just emptying the house is a major improvement in both look AND smell!! I’m so excited to see what you do with the house. It’s going to be GORGEOUS!!! Blessings from Missouri!

  13. Cathy says:

    Will different types of paints (oil) prevent the water from absorbing into the popcorn texture stuff?

    I do not know what type of paint we have through the house. I would hope latex….

    • Shayna says:

      Yes! If the ceiling is painted, it makes it much more difficult to remove. We had one room, the laundry room, where the texture was painted and the water wouldn’t absorb. I didn’t love the outcome after it was scraped, so we’re having the ceiling re-coated and then textured. I would think you would have latex paint…

  14. Cindy N. says:

    Looking Great ~ Happy for you ! Excited about all your progress.
    Merry Christmas to you two!

  15. Stacy Cook says:

    I am loving your updates! We are closing on a house the end of December that is in need of some TLC. We will have to rip up carpets that are from the 70’s so I’m very nervous to see what is underneath them. The house also definitely has a smell! Hopefully we will be able to remedy that. Your updates have me excited!

  16. Gwen says:

    I am so amazed at all you have done!!! This is going really well (because I’m not doing the work?!) this is a very big house!! It already looks better. I’m looking forward to these mini reveals. I think you give us just the right amount of before and after photos. What an adventure!!

  17. Linda Maloney Cole says:

    Looks so much different & better already! Can’t wait to see each new post on the progress you get done. I know it will be gorgeous when you are done! Merry Christmas!!

  18. […] The only way to help this kitchen, was to take the room down to bare walls and start over. We did this right after we scrapped the popcorn off of the ceilings. […]

  19. […] we had scraped off the popcorn ceilings earlier, we hired a handyman to come in and retexture the ceilings to match the existing knock down […]

  20. […] First thing we needed to do, was scrape the last of the popcorn from the ceiling. Todd taped off the doorway leading into our bedroom, opened the window, put on his mask and started scraping. You can see our tutorial on how we removed the popcorn ceilings from the rest of the house here. […]

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