Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Oahu, HI

Local Popcorn Ceiling Removal Experts

Whether you’re doing a remodel or considering selling, one of the first things you’ll want to remove are those popcorn ceilings, also known as the stucco or the acoustic ceilings. Removing a painted popcorn ceiling can be a pain, but with a team of professionals and the right tools, you can have your ceilings popcorn-free. This will not only remove any remnants of former, outdated home trends but increase your home’s appeal to buyers in the case you’re looking to sell.

With a team of trained professionals, Oahu Pro Painters is just the stucco ceiling removal company you need to have your ceilings free of old trends with an updated, sleek finish. We work efficiently and with the expertise to remove the popcorn look from your walls to freshen up your space in no time.

Still not sure about those popcorn ceilings? We had our experts break down the basics so you can get an understanding of this ceiling style and how to remove acoustic ceilings. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your bumpy ceilings, contact us today for your stucco ceiling removal and have your space looking good as new.
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If you’re not sure if you have popcorn ceilings, or if you just don’t understand what it is, we’ll get you covered. Popcorn ceilings used to be the big home decor trend. No, really - we’re serious! This formerly trendy ceiling design is now often considered outdated and, honestly, an eyesore. 

A big trend in the 70s and 80s, popcorn ceilings are characterized by small, rough bumps covering the surface of your ceiling. You may be wondering - did people just love the textured look? Well, sort of. While the rough, bumpy surface certainly adds character, it had more of a purpose than just aesthetics. In fact, these textured ceilings were largely used to absorb sound and tone down echoes in homes, providing a layer of sound reduction. However, more modern homes have found more visually appealing solutions to this issue, eliminating the need for popcorn ceilings. 

Popcorn ceilings are a quick, visible signal of the age of a home, and since the style is no longer on-trend, it’s one that many like to avoid when buying a home. However, popcorn drywall removal can be challenging to remove, and can even pose some safety concerns. This is why it’s important to find the proper popcorn ceiling removal company to bring your home back up-to-date. 

Popcorn & Textured Ceiling Removal Process

So, how long does it take to remove popcorn ceiling? We’ll admit, it’s a pretty involved task. Removing any textured ceiling, including the popcorn style, requires taking a deeper look at how it was implemented. In some cases, if a home was built before 1980 and the treatment used contained white asbestos -we won't be able to help you. 

While it can be a complicated process, with the right popcorn removal service you can have your ceilings looking modern and smooth. Our team of experts at Oahu Pro Painters will first determine when the ceiling was built, the location, and the best post-removal treatment, including painting a ceiling after removing popcorn. 

Let’s break down the process.
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Cover all furniture and floors

Popcorn ceiling removal is a messy process, and so we must first start by removing light switches and fixtures, remove any furniture that’s easy to move, and cover all that remains. Covering all furniture and floors is key to controlling the great amount of dust and residue that’s sure to mount in the removal process. 
We will use drop cloths and tape to protect your furnishings and floors, securing the drop cloth to keep the dust and debris from gathering in your home. 

Determine the correct removal method

As we said, the proper popcorn ceiling remover method depends on the way it was installed in the first place. If your popcorn ceiling is unpainted, it’s easier to remove and simply requires a water-based solution that will dissolve the unwanted textured ceiling. 
However, if your popcorn ceilings are painted, it takes more time to prep the surface after removal to account for the substrate that was affected in the process. Painted ceilings require additional effort, dry-scraping to remove the unwanted ceiling finish.

Repair, retexture, and replace

Time to get your ceilings smooth and texture-free! Once we have removed the stucco, it’s time to fill the substrate for the smooth, flat finish you’ve been looking for. Then, we will sand and prime this new filling. Finally, we apply a finishing coat of paint, remove the drop cloths and any debris, and voila! Fresh, modern, popcorn-free ceilings.

Why Our Clients Think That We Are the Best Popcorn Ceiling Remover in Hawaii

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Wondering, “where can I find the right team for popcorn removal near me?” Look no further than Oahu Pro Painters.

Our clients rely on us to expertly remove their popcorn ceilings with a team of trained professionals that not only work efficiently to remove unwanted textured ceilings but go above and beyond to smooth and refinish your ceilings for a good-as-new finish. With flexible schedules, extensive field experience, and operating locally in Oahu, we always offer popcorn ceiling removal near you. 
When it comes to popcorn ceiling removal, we can ensure:
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Ceilings are repainted for a fresh,
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Offering the best local painting and repair service, Oahu Pro Painters will perfectly remove your popcorn ceilings and repaint, bringing your vision to life in your newly redone room. 

To update your textured ceilings, contact us at 808-427-1186 today. 

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Excellent quality of work! Great service provided by all which includes Ellen and Kiani in the office and John, Vato and their crew on site. The job site is located on very challenging terrain. I was very confident that the crew worked safely taking all precautions. All in all, the pricing for mom's project was fair and I think everyone in my family is very happy with the end result!
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Removing Painted Popcorn Ceiling FAQs

We know you’ve got questions, and our team of experts at Oahu Pro Painters has the answers.

How long does it take to remove the popcorn ceiling?

The time it takes for popcorn drywall removal depends on the size of the space, whether the textured, popcorn ceiling contains white asbestos, and if the ceiling is painted. All of these factors can lead to a more involved, longer process of removal. To find out how long your specific project will take, please contact us or schedule a free estimate so our team of experts can evaluate your space.

What is the average cost to remove popcorn ceiling?

Removing popcorn ceiling and refinishing cost will partially depend on the size of your space, as well as the process needed to ensure your ceilings are perfectly smooth and texture-free. Additionally, removing painted popcorn ceiling requires more time and effort to scrape away at the surface, leading to higher costs. Plus, oftentimes popcorn ceiling removal requires a fresh coat of paint on the ceiling. With all of these factors in mind, our professional painting and repairs team will provide a free estimate to determine your popcorn ceiling removal cost.

I need popcorn ceiling removal near me. Do you serve the nearby islands?

At Oahu Pro Painters, we not only serve Oahu but at least 11 other major areas across Hawaii. 
Some other nearby locations we serve include Diamond Head, Kahala, Manoa, Ewa Beach, Kailua, Pearl City, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe, Waikele, Honolulu, Kapolei, and other surrounding areas. If you’re unsure if you are in our service area, contact us at 808-427-1186.

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