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If you’re working in an occupied house with a driveway and walkway, ensure that your shoes are covered before beginning popcorn ceiling removal. They can be worn inside the home, but you should take them off when you leave.

Scrape Method

Use a paint sprayer or pump sprayer to mist the ceiling lightly. Spraying too much can cause tape joints to reactivate and release. You should add just enough water to make the ceiling scrape less dusty. You will need to skim coat if you want a flat ceiling texture. It is often easier to do a dry scratch. This allows you to skim coat ceilings with less texture.

Use a drywall sander like the Festool planeex or porter cable. Use 100 grit paper for unpainted textures. Choosing the correct type of dust collector is crucial due to the fine dust in drywall dust. Festool’s 36 AC vacuum is capable of self-cleaning.

Here are some popcorn removal options for ceilings that have been painted.

Scrape Method

Use a stiff 14-inch drywall knife. Before you wet the texture, remove the tips. This allows the surface to absorb water. For approximately 20 minutes, soak in hot water. You can add vinegar or HD80 to your water if it is more stubborn.

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You can use a drywall sander like the Festool planex or porter cable. Start with 36-60 grit and work your way up to 100 grit.

You may need to skim your coat if all else fails. To skim your coat, you can thin the mud to make a pancake batter. Use a 1 1/4 nap roll to roll the Durabond drywall compound. Smooth it with a 14-inch taping knife. Spray thinned drywall material with a Graco Mark V, then smooth it out with a 32-inch finishing knife. For more information, please visit our How to Skimcoat a Ceiling Post.


After the popcorn is removed, inspect tape joints for damage. If necessary, repair it. This could require removing the tape and re-taping.

The most common texture in the south is the splatter knockdown. This texture is commonly referred to as Knock Down, “Spray Knockdown,” or “Knockdown.” There are many types of knockdown textures, such as “Stomp Knockdown,” but “Splatter Knockdown” is a better way to distinguish it from other knockdown textures. This texture can be splattered on walls and allowed to sit for a while before being “knocked down with a large, thin knife.”

This texture is often used in hotel rooms, where wallpaper is not required. It can also be used in residential settings. People are less likely to use spray or splatter knockdown texture in the Southwest region of the U.S.A. Hand textures like “Santa-Fe,” “Skip Trowel,” or “Hawk and Trowel” are more popular. The popularity of splatter knockdown on smooth walls has increased in Greenacres.

Two things are required to apply splatter knockdown textures: compressed air and supply material. The texture material is pumped through a flexible hose to a trigger-activated gun. The surface is then mixed with compressed air. Air and mud exit the gun through tiny openings.

The operator’s hand pull on the trigger controls the volume of texture mud from the gun. A separate valve controls the air pressure. It is located on the spray handle’s airline side. The texture material is separated from the spray nozzle into small globs splattered on the drywall surface. The texture is smoothed using a large flat knife to achieve the knockdown effect.