Klappenberger & Son - Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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Klappenberger & Son - Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Montgomery County

Did you know that popcorn ceiling removal in Montgomery County started just seven days after it was first applied?  Yes, builders loved it because it was cheap, and customers hated it for the same reason. 

Whether that’s true or not, I do know that in my 30-plus years in the business, I haven’t had a customer request that I spray it on their ceiling.

You might be curious if you can do this project yourself, hire a company, or cover it up with new drywall. The short answer is maybe, yes, and yes, respectively.

First, let’s look at why popcorn ceiling removal in Montgomery County is something a DIYer can do.

popcorn ceiling removal in Nashville
Popcorn ceiling removal in Montgomery can only start after it's been tested for asbestos.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Montgomery County With Asbestos

From the 1950s to 1979, asbestos was 1-10% of made up popcorn ceilings. By 1979, it was illegal to manufacture popcorn ceilings with asbestos, but companies could sell all of their inventory. Unfortunately, that inventory lasted until 1984!

So, any popcorn ceiling that was up before 1984 should be tested.   Test kits can be ordered from Amazon or you can hire a third party to test.  The test kits will require you to send the samples off to a lab.

Is Asbestos really a big deal? 

Yes,  just having the popcorn ceiling removed with only 1% asbestos can cause, mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, and digestive issues. 


If the popcorn ceiling tests positive for asbestos, you will not be able to remove it yourself.  


Popcorn Ceiling Removal In Montgomery Co: The Process

When we come to give you an estimate for removing your popcorn ceiling, we carefully inspect it before offering a quote.

First, we measure the square footage and adjust the price for taller ceilings to see if they have been previously painted. 

Popcorn ceilings with a gloss paint sheen will likely need to be sanded off. 

And, of course, any popcorn ceilings sprayed before 1984 will be tested for asbestos.

Here is a complete step-by-step process for popcorn ceiling removal in Montgomery County.

Our Popcorn Ceiling Removal Process Includes These 6 Steps:

  1. Prep:  To protect your furniture and decor, we move items from the area and cover them with plastic sheets to protect them from residue and avoid damage.  We also remove all ceiling fixtures. 
  2. Dampen the ceiling:  We dampen the popcorn texturing using water, making removing it more manageable to remove. 
  3. Scrape-off texture:  With our expert touch, we use advanced industrial ceiling texture scrapers after the water has soaked into the materials, ensuring the complete removal of the popcorn ceiling.
  4. Spackle the ceiling:  Spackle the ceilings to a smooth surface and sand once all popcorn texturing has been completely removed.
  5. Paint the ceiling: After the new texture has completely dried, we apply one primer coat and one topcoat. 
  6. Complete cleanup and inspection:  We don’t consider our job done until your space is back to its original state. Our team meticulously replaces all your furnishings and decor.  We then perform a thorough homeowner walkthrough, ensuring the job has been completed to your utmost satisfaction.
Removing a popcorn ceiling in Nashville could be the easiest part, spackling is likely the harder part.

Popcorn Ceiling Removal means lots of spackle

Removing a popcorn ceiling is actually quite doable, but fixing the damage can be tricky. No worries, though – our team at Klappenberger & Son are experts in texturing removal, and we’ve got all the right tools for the job. Skim-coating a ceiling does take practice, but we’ve got the know-how to create a seamless surface without any fuss. Plus, with our team on the job, you’ll have more time for everything you enjoy doing.


One of our best practices is to use vacuum attachments when sanding.  The reduces the total dust by 95%.  Not to bad!

Removing Popcorn Ceilings In Nashville : The Cost

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Removing a non-asbestos popcorn ceiling in Montgomery County can be tricky, and several factors can affect the total cost. Typically, the cost will range between $2.20 and $3.50 per square foot, but this can vary depending on the ceiling height, the number of coats of paint, the accessibility of the room, and other factors.


When you choose our team at Klappenberger & Son, you can rest assured that the square foot cost includes everything from the initial prep work to painting to the final clean-up. We take pride in our attention to detail, and we always strive to provide top-notch service at an affordable price.


If you’re interested in having your popcorn ceiling painted or need any other painting or handyman services, we invite you to click the “get a quote” button below for a free estimate!

Customer Reviews for Our Handyman Ceiling Services

Want to know what it’s like to work with us on your professional handyman project? Just ask our happy clients!

Deborah Grice
Deborah Grice
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As a property manager, I have many vendors that I contract for services; however, Daniel is always my first call. Why? Because he is professional, prompt, and provides me with an itemized estimate. Also, Daniel's staff is equally professional, timely, and polite.
John Carpenter
John Carpenter
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From the front office to the painters, they were 5 stars. So, if you're considering painting your home, please give them a try. And as a bonus, they are a pleasure to work with.
Mary Anne K.
Mary Anne K.
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I wish there were more than five stars to rate this company. This was a perfect experience for us as the homeowners. In addition, the price was fair, the job was done perfectly and quickly. In conclusion, I have only praise for this organization.

Why Choose Klappenberger & Son for Your Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

Are you looking for a reliable, local popcorn ceiling removal company near you?  At Klappenberger & Son, we make it easier and safer than ever to remove popcorn ceilings.

The Process

Our 30+ years of best practices help reduce costs and maintain high-quality workmanship.


We itemize, so you can pick and choose what you would like us to do.

Our Team

We get it right the first time because our techs are trained and have a minimum of 5 years of experience!

Our Communication

The #1 reason problems arise is poor communication, and that is why we provide contact information plus daily updates.