Removing popcorn ceilings is one of the first things that homeowners usually want to do when they move into an older home. Besides looking outdated, popcorn ceilings attract dust, dirt and cobwebs. And while it is possible for homeowners to remove popcorn ceilings on their own, the only way to guarantee a perfect job is by contacting the popcorn ceiling removal experts at Carsie Drywall Taping. We guarantee a hassle-free experience done quickly at a fair price. So how much does popcorn ceiling removal cost? And how quickly can our crews finish a popcorn ceiling removal job? Keep reading to find out.

How Messy Is Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

It can get quite messy but you don’t have to stress about anything when you hire the experts at Carsie Drywall Taping to do the job for you. Our talented technicians take all precautions using drop cloths and plastic sheets to protect your floors, walls, furniture and other valuable items. The best part is that our team will restore your home to its former glory. The only difference you’ll notice is the absence of a popcorn ceiling!

Why Should You Remove Your Popcorn Ceiling?

Are you thinking about popcorn ceiling removal? It’s a big job and a daunting project to undertake, but there are many upsides to consider. One of the most important advantages is the cleanliness factor. If you have family members with allergies, popcorn ceilings can make it worse because they trap so much dust and dirt compared to flattened drywall ceilings. Plus, when the popcorn ceilings are gone, you will instantly notice your rooms looking more modern, fresher and in some cases larger in size.

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How Much Does Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost?

If you’re hoping to sell your home in the near future, removing popcorn ceilings is usually in your best interest. Not only will the renovation improve the look of your home, but it will make it more desirable for potential buyers and increase the overall value. However, there are several cost factors to consider including the current state of the rooms you’re looking to overhaul and the fact that it’s a very messy process if you’re going the DIY route.

Next, you must decide if this popcorn ceiling removal is going to be a DIY project or if you want to invest the extra money into hiring professionals to do the job for you. In most cases, it’s recommended to hire professionals. It’s the best way to guarantee a job done to your complete satisfaction.

Average Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost In Toronto

If you’re hiring professionals to remove your popcorn ceiling, make sure the price includes the removal of the popcorn ceiling as well as plastering and sanding. Sometimes you can try to get the contractor to add in painting too for a better overall deal.

  • Average Popcorn Ceiling Flattening Costs:
    • Between $6.00 and $7.00 per square foot
  • Average Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost
    • Between $3,000 and $4,000 for houses in the small to medium range and anywhere between $5,000 and $10,000 for homes that are large or extra large in size.
  • The popcorn ceiling removal process can be completed in as little as 3 days for a smaller house and as many as 10 days for a much larger home.
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Factors That Could Affect Your Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost:

  • If your home has uniquely-shaped corners or hard-to-reach areas that require special machinery and tools.
  • The time frame you are working with. The project can be done much faster than normal but will require a premium fee.
  • How big the job is. More materials might end up being more cost-effective.
  • How you’re paying. You can usually get a better price with cash. If you prefer to pay by credit card, this will result in an additional fee because of the high costs credit card companies pass on to independent businesses.
  • How much prep is needed? If you need help moving lots of furniture, personal belongings, plants, etc., there will be an additional charge added because this can add significant time to the prep work period.
  • Got really high ceilings? This will again add an additional cost because we need to bring in scaffolding and our crews need time to assemble and disassemble it on either end of the job.

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Asbestos Popcorn Ceiling

Your cost of popcorn ceiling removal could go up exponentially if you discover that part of your ceiling is made from asbestos. Asbestos is a once-popular insulation material that has since been determined to cause significant health risks to humans.There is a specific set of safety standards and regulations to get rid of it. If you suspect your ceilings of having asbestos in them, it’s a good idea to get a test done before you begin work on your popcorn ceiling removal. If your home was built before 1980, there is a possibility that your ceiling might have asbestos in it.

Ready To Get Started?

If you have some unsightly popcorn ceilings in your home, call Carsie Drywall Taping so we can start putting together your free estimate. We’ll send a technician to your home who will take into consideration all the specifications of the project to give you a fast and fair quote on the spot.

Once you decide to go ahead with the project, we’ll book the perfect time, working with your schedule to minimize disruptions to you and your family. We’ll also talk to you about protecting all of your furniture and valuable items so you have time to move things around, or arrange for our crews to move them around for you.

On the first day of the project, our crews will go over the plan with you one more time before they start scraping, plastering and painting. You’ll get to see how quickly we can transform your ugly popcorn ceiling into something modern and beautiful.

Finally, you’ll always get the last word on when the job is done. We won’t consider the project finished until you’re completely satisfied.

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