Find a popcorn ceiling remover in Los Angeles, CA

Find popcorn ceiling removers in Los Angeles, CA

Find popcorn ceiling removers in Los Angeles, CA

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Top 10 popcorn ceiling removal contractors in Los Angeles, CA

Homeowners agree: these Los Angeles popcorn ceiling removers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
E.R Plumbing

E.R Plumbing

5.0(2)
3 hires on HomeGuide
7+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Reginald D. says, "Did a great job on my house I had a hose bib and a toilet installed for a fair price and did a clean job in a timely manner" Read more
GG Home Repair Services

GG Home Repair Services

5.0(1)
5 hires on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Holden W. says, "Gilmer is very professional and thorough. He inspected the home inside and out. He issued a detailed report complete with photos, descriptions and recommendations for repairs. I receive the report with in the same day of my inspection. I was very happy and would recommend him highly. " Read more
West Coast Custom Carpenters

West Coast Custom Carpenters

5.0(1)
1 hire on HomeGuide
3+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Rose R. says, "They were on time and explained what they would do. They completed on time and came when they said they would." Read more
AM CONSTRUCTION

AM CONSTRUCTION

5.0(2)
6 hires on HomeGuide
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Mike D. says, "Amailcar did a very professional job. He finished a difficult electrical job. We reccomend him." Read more
Advanced Home Repairs LLC

Advanced Home Repairs LLC

5.0(3)
9 hires on HomeGuide
8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Mehrdad T. says, "Professional and cordial. On time and friendly. Finished the job as stated . I will recommend his expert services to anyone. Very reasonable in price." Read more
Torres Tree Trimming

Torres Tree Trimming

5.0(2)
2 hires on HomeGuide
24+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Anna E. says, "Very professional,on time and a great job all around. Would hire him again, would definitely recommend him." Read more
JD's Painting

JD's Painting

5.0Exceptional(22)
24+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Adriana R. says, "Great guy , awesome treats everyone with respect always willing to work and do an awesome job and has a very kind heart" Read more
Borja Flooring

Borja Flooring

4.4(5)
Top Pro
7 hires on HomeGuide
14+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Barath S. says, "We love the work of Paul and his crew; they have done an amazing job with the quality, completing the work on time with fair pricing. I would recommend it to anyone looking to do flooring for their house." Read more
ESPARZA PAINTING

ESPARZA PAINTING

New on HomeGuide
9+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Esparza Painting is a family company with license and insurance, specializing in Interior and Exterior Painting, for residential and commercial establishments. We fulfill with pride and professionalism the work of each of our clients, providing quality and reliable services
MC Builders

MC Builders

New on HomeGuide
1 hire on HomeGuide
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Hello, I am Martin Cerda, I have 7 years plus experience in General Construction. Our work has been unsurpassed because we take pride and skill to the next level in every single project we take on. There is no job to big or too small. We are looking to leave our stamp, demonstrate our skills and always lead with professionalism. From demolition to remodels, installing single door, building a partition or even just a drywall patch, we are above the spectrum because our quality of work speaks for itself and that is the stamp we leave behind in every project.

Your Popcorn Ceiling Removal questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on HomeGuide.

How much does popcorn ceiling removal cost?

Popcorn ceiling removal costs $1 to $2 per square foot for removal only or $2 to $6 per square foot for removal with new texture and paint. The average removal job costs $2,000 to $9,000. Popcorn ceilings were popular at one time but now make homes look outdated. This ceiling style also catches dust and cobwebs.

Popcorn ceilings installed before 1986 may contain asbestos, which is toxic and must be disposed of properly:

What do I do after removing popcorn ceiling?

Once you have the popcorn material removed, you’ll need to refinish the ceiling, which includes adding texture or smoothing the ceiling and adding paint. The total cost to remove popcorn, texture the substrate, and paint is $3 to $6 per square foot.

Does removing a popcorn ceiling increase home value?

Removing a popcorn ceiling increases home value in most cases because it makes the home appear more modern and less outdated. Although removal is a messy job, it's especially worth it when the ceiling is made with asbestos.

How long does it take to remove popcorn ceiling?

Removing popcorn ceiling takes 1 to 5 days on average, depending on the ceiling size. The removal process includes:

  • Moving furniture and other items
  • Covering vents and floors
  • Soaking the popcorn to soften it
  • Scraping or sanding the popcorn off
  • Cleaning up residue

Some popcorn removal professionals have vacuums or bags attached to their devices to contain residue and minimize messes.

Do popcorn ceilings contain asbestos?

If you have an older home made between the 1920s and 1980s, your popcorn ceiling could be made with asbestos, which is a known carcinogen and can cause lung cancer if not handled properly. Have your ceiling tested to see if it contains asbestos. If the test is positive, you will need a professional who does remodeling and asbestos abatement to remove it.

Can I remove a popcorn ceiling myself?

Removing popcorn ceiling is an incredibly messy process and is not for the faint of heart. While it’s possible to do it yourself, hiring a professional to do it for you and clean up the mess afterward is easier and much more time effective. 

If you decide to remove it yourself, make sure there is no asbestos in the ceiling before starting the project.

How do I hire a popcorn ceiling remover?

Start by searching our list of popcorn ceiling removers near you, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Research company reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
  • Choose a licensed, bonded, and experienced contractor.
  • Make sure their insurance and warranty is up to date.
  • Get a written estimate and warranty before work begins.
  • Follow a payment plan instead of making one large payment up front.

What questions should I ask popcorn ceiling removers?

To find quality contractors, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Are you licensed, insured, and bonded?
  • Do you offer same-day service? If not, how soon can I make an appointment?
  • Do you perform on-site asbestos testing?
  • Are you qualified to remove asbestos if it's found in my ceiling?
  • How do you handle damage that happens on the job?
  • How long will the removal take?
  • Will you remove or cover my furniture from the room?
  • Do you offer a warranty for your work?
  • Can you give me an estimate in writing?

Reviews for Los Angeles popcorn ceiling removal contractors

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Mary E.
Ernesto was extremely helpful, and was able to get back to me within 20 minutes of submitting a request! He arrived at my house right on time, and was able to identify and fix my drainage issue right away. Being that this issue happened on a weekend, and I needed to be somewhere, I really appreciated how punctual and efficient he was. I didn't want this plumbing issue to take up too much of my day, and with Ernesto it took no more than an hour and everything was fixed. He even took the time to clean up after himself, which says a lot. Thank you so much Ernesto! I highly recommend and will be using him for all my plumbing needs.
E.R Plumbing
Adan C.
Very reliable, honest, hard working. Highly recommended. He helped me to remodel my house: Wall demolition, pluming, electricity, installed new windows and patio doors, etc, etc!
AM CONSTRUCTION
RHONDA J.
EXCELLENCE IN WORK ETHIC AND QUALITY OF WORK!!
Advanced Home Repairs LLC
Anna E.
Very professional, great job!!! I would hire him again, and would recommend him.
Torres Tree Trimming
Bryan B.
Very smooth guy full of energy! A very knowledge guy when it comes to getting something done!
JD's Painting
Eric S.
Borja’s Flooring is exceptional! Without a doubt, Paul and his Borja Flooring team is top class: speed of service, personal customer service, affordable pricing, and quality flooring! Not only is their service prompt, work high-quality, and craftsmanship second to none, Paul’s personal customer service skills makes him the greatest choice for your flooring needs. Paul was able to walk me through the process of choosing what type of floor would serve me best, how long the process would take, and how best to choose the correct colors based on grain direction, floor size, etc based on my specific interior. He also was able to quickly get a quote to me and work with me for what scope of work would be best for me and my budget. Paul stops at nothing to ensure that you’re satisfied with your installation. He sends picture updates of the work, does status checks to ensure it’s looking good so far for you, and responds quickly to any of your questions. He is also connected to other quality service professionals and was able to refer me to other work I needed around my home like painting. The results speak floor themselves! I love my new carpet free transformed home with squeak free stairs and beautiful 2nd floor! Overall, I couldn’t be happier. The flooring is beautiful, solid and squeak free. The service was fantastic, the price was affordable, and Paul is excellent to work with. A+ across the board.
Borja Flooring
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