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Old 06-30-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Hi Folks,

Curious to know the cost of popcorn ceiling removal for an 1,800 square foot house in Stuart. House was built in 1979...not sure if it has asbestes or not.

We would hire a professional to do this job. Wouldn't dream of trying it ourselves. Thanks!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas...y'all
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Argh… I feel for ya! That stuff is ugly and one heck of a mess to scrape off. It's not really that difficult however, messy but not difficult. Is the popcorn junk throughout the entire home or just a room or two? I have no clue why anyone ever thought that was a good idea. Fads are funny that way; never been one for fads myself. Unless you guys have any physical limitations/disabilities you really could do it yourself. I'd be more than happy to walk ya through. Some cheap plastic droop-cloths, a few Zip n Close boxes for any areas that don't have doors ya can close so that dust doesn't make it's way around the house, a cheap box of masks or in case you're thinking asbestos these masks are pretty affordable and ya don't sweat as bad with these nice ones either, then some Full Body Overalls if ya don't want to wash your clothes and a bit of sweat = job done! If two people started after breakfast you'd be done by dinner, including stopping for lunch and clean-up. If y'all were doing this a month from now I'd take the job seeing as the wife is transferring with her corporation and I do not have a gig lined up there but alas this is the best I can offer as I am still in Austin.

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Old 07-01-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I have a good guy who does everything. He is young and needs any work available. If you want I can contact him in Port Saint Lucie
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:34 AM
 
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Thanks. We were considering purchasing a 'fixer' that had popcorn ceilings. Just wanted a ballpark as to how much it would cost to fix.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:51 AM
 
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Popcorn ceilings are easy to take down. All you need is a spray bottle, warm watter and a scrapper. If the house is empty and you have a broom you can do the entire house in under an hour.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:00 AM
 
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I have a good guy who does everything. He is young and needs any work available. If you want I can contact him in Port Saint Lucie
Hi Snergy, would you please DM me that the good guy's contact information. I need someone to add a stone edge around theflower bed. Remove some bushes and replace with new ones. Thanks,
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Longwood
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Depends on how the popcorn was applied. If you want a contractor that is cheap and uses illegal immigrants or one that uses citizens that costs more money. cheap price is $1 sq/ft. i started charging at least $1.50. It allowed my company time to prep properly, remove the popcorn and redo the joints properly without rushing to make a quick buck. choose someone that is reputable and has been doing this for a while. check for companies that use mark ups instead of a simple price. sometimes cost is based on if the popcorn is painted. I checked each room in the house sometimes and ran across rooms that had paint on the ceilings when others did not. Remember your contractor needs to profit to stay in business. Most of the ones that charge a cheap amount are cutting corners somewhere, if its in the masking or the type of machine used to apply the new texture. professional texture company is usually prefered to remove popcorn as they have huge texture machines that are pulled with trucks to apply an even texture as opposed to portable hoppers.

any questions please feel free to visit my website about the removing popcorn so you at least have an idea of what your contractor should be doing. How To Remove Popcorn Ceilings | Popcorn Ceiling Removal | DIY Removing Popcorn | Learn how to remove popcorn ceilings
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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If it were really old I would just have the ceilings re drywalled. This is about a 3 on a scale of 1-10 in difficulty. Sure having the surface redone should be left up to a pro but if you can save on the labor of taking it off as much as possible then why not. Just don't put the popcorn back up unless you are only doing part of the house.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Longwood
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If it were really old I would just have the ceilings re drywalled. This is about a 3 on a scale of 1-10 in difficulty. Sure having the surface redone should be left up to a pro but if you can save on the labor of taking it off as much as possible then why not. Just don't put the popcorn back up unless you are only doing part of the house.
When people say this, I think they really have no clue what is involved.. I can by myself, mask off a small room.. and get the popcorn down, in little under 3 hours. It takes a non professional at least 5 days to re hang and finish the new drywall properly? So why bother? you can pay a professional maybe $300 if you can find one that will do one room, to come in and remove the popcorn, plus spray it. Why waste your own time with re hanging when you can be done with only $300. sounds like a no brainer to me.
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