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Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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Popcorn ceiling removal can be a messy chore, and investing in hiring a professional contractor to complete the task may be a valuable option to save time, labor, and materials. From scraping the old texture, to applying the new texture and everything in between, DFW Painting will remove old popcorn and acoustic ceilings to update and modernize your home. Our professional painters take care to mask the floors, apply new texture, scrape up and clean up, leaving your Dallas area home clean, remodeled, and modern.

Frequently Asked Questions

What steps are included in the process of popcorn removal?

Our process starts with determining if the texture is water-based or painted. We will then mask the floors, remove the texture as quickly and safely as possible, taking care not to damage the drywall underneath,  make repair, sand and apply next texture.  Our professional painters will then clean up the area to leave you with a mess-free room.

How long will the project take?

Popcorn removal typically requires 3 to 10 days, depending on the size of the home and project. Your project manager will provide you with daily updates to keep you informed along the way.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured.

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Great experience with DFW Painting. We had walls, doors, and trim painted and popcorn removed from ~2000 square feet of our house. The project manager was friendly, professional, and responsive; the prices were fair; and the painters were amazing. Completed the work in just 4 days and left no mess or need for touch-ups. Will be using them again!

James, Dallas, TX

The DFW Painting Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popcorn ceilings started to make an appearance in the 1960s and the popular texture continued to be applied into the ’80s. The plaster texture didn’t require additional paint or added color once applied and was often used to hide imperfections on the drywall ceiling. But over time, the popcorn texture was found to be extremely difficult to keep clean and dust-free and the removal of the texture can turn into a complicated process.

Removing any type of textured or popcorn ceiling is going to be a multi-step process and highlighted below.

The Popcorn Ceiling Removal and Painting Process:

  • Vent covers and recessed light covers are removed
  • Fans and attached light fixtures are completely covered to prevent a transfer of dust an debris
  • The floors and walls are completely covered with plastic drop cloths taking extra care to seal entrances to other rooms to prevent the spread of debris
  • DFW Painters will determine if the popcorn ceiling texture is water-based or painted.  If the texture is water-based, a water-based solution will be applied to the ceiling to soften and disolve the texture. Painted popcorn ceilings require increased effort that may result in additional repairs to the drywall. 
  • Once the acoustic ceiling is removed, any repairs to the drywall will be made to provide a flat finish.
  • The ceiling will then be sanded to ensure a perfectly smooth surface, ready for new texture and/or primer.
  • The painters will then apply your paint color selection for a complete ceiling transformation.
  • Once the project is complete, all material will be removed and the area cleaned.

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The DFW Painting Project Process

To begin, call (972) 633-2592 or submit a quote webform.

DFW Painting makes starting a painting project easy! Answer a few questions and you’re on your way to start your free quote.

Schedule an Itemized, Free Quote

By scheduling an onsite estimate with DFW Painting, you can rest assured that your detailed proposal will outline our services and provide you with an accurate and detailed cost of your wall and trim painting project. Our paint team will give you up-front pricing so you won’t end up with extra costs you didn’t plan for.


Once you receive a quote, sign the electronic agreement.

Select the project details that fit your budget and sign the electronic agreement. 

Schedule the project start date.

We’re here to work with you! Set a start date that fits your schedule. 


Select your project paint colors.

Need help with color selection? Let us know! Our dedicated team will review color options and sheen selection to fit your space. 

Expect daily status updates from your dedicated project manager.

Your project manager will keep you updated on the status of your project and with your dedicated QR code, our support team will provide you with any updates or answer your concerns if you’re away. 

Project Inspection

After our project manager inspects your space, they will walk you through, giving you the opportunity to review the completed job and to provide any feedback.

One of our project managers is ready to help you today!

(972) 633-2592

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