Removing them was one of the first projects we did when we got the keys to the house. It made an absolutely awful mess. I was about in tears halfway through, but I am so glad they're gone. Since we were ripping out the floor and repainting everything anyways, it wasn't a big deal that the gross popcorn goop got everywhere. If I had been in a nice finished home, I don't think I would have tackled this project for fear of ruining everything else.
I forgot to take a picture of ours, but here's an example:
For some odd reason our house had popcorn ceilings in the main bathroom, living room, and three bedrooms. The kitchen, dining, laundry area, and second bath had normal ceilings that you'd see in today's homes. Weird. I'm so thankful the popcorn wasn't throughout the whole house. I might have lost it.
The process to remove them is quite simple:
1. Fill a sprayer with hot water. You can add dish soap or vinegar. We tried both and I'm not sure it made a huge difference.
3. You will definitely need a ladder, protective eye wear, and a mask.
|Guest room. I bribed my little brother to help. What do you think of that carpet? Pretty nice, eh?|
|Master bedroom. It looks like it snowed.|
|After = smooth, clean ceilings|