Klappenberger & Son - Removing A Popcorn Ceiling In Nashville

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Klappenberger & Son - Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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Removing A Popcorn Ceiling In Nashville

Removing popcorn ceilings in Nashville probably started about a week after it was first sprayed on. Let’s be honest; no one ever requests it. It’s cheap and ugly and needs to go. It was an inexpensive way of finishing a ceiling. Fortunately, it is not too hard to get off. 

Chances are you searched “Removing popcorn ceiling in Nashville” and would like to know how to remove the cottage cheese on the ceiling.

First, if you don’t mind, here’s one sentence about us:   We are a family-owned business that started in 1989.  We believe in putting you, the customer, first and care about quality as much as clean-up.  And yes, this is a messy job!

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

Removing A Popcorn Ceiling In Nashville If AsbestoS Is Present

The short answer is it would need to be removed by a company that is certified in asbestos removal or cover-up.

If asbestos is present, it’s not a DIYer job.  In fact, it is very dangerous stuff.

  Just breathing in a small amount of asbestos can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, and digestive issues. 

In short,  if asbestos is found in the popcorn ceiling, you will need to hire a trusted company that is certified in asbestos removal. 

However, there is a second option, and that is to screw and glue drywall over top of the existing popcorn ceiling.  

Conclusion:  If the popcorn ceiling was installed before 1984 have it tested for asbestos.  

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Popcorn Ceiling Removal In Nasville: The Process

Popcorn ceiling removal in Nashville starts with measuring.   Our prices are based on square feet, the height of the ceiling, and whether it has been painted before.  

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

Removing a popcorn ceiling is a messy job and it is best to empty the room and protect all surfaces.  

Here is a full step-by-step process for popcorn ceiling removal in Nashville.

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 it easier to remove. 
  3. Scrape-off texture:  After the water has soaked into the materials, we use advanced industrial ceiling texture scrapers to remove 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 completely drying the new texture, we apply one primer coat and topcoat. 
  6. Complete cleanup and inspection:  Our team replaces all of your furnishings and decor to complete the process.  We then perform a homeowner walkthrough to ensure the job has been completed according to your expectations.
Removing a popcorn ceiling in Nashville could be the easiest part, spackling is likely the harder part.

Removing A Popcorn Ceiling In Nashville Is Easy. This is the Hard Part.

Removing a popcorn ceiling is not that difficult; however, making the ceiling look smooth is another matter.  The skill level needed to spackle a ceiling might make you reconsider putting that textured ceiling back up.  So, if you want to remove the texture, be my guest.  It’s not fun, but the learning curve is pretty short.  However, getting a professional spackler to spackle the ceiling will be one of your best decisions.   

At Klappenberger & Son, our team is fully licensed, insured, and extensively trained in texturing removal.  Moreover, we have the tools and drywall finishers needed to do the job correctly.  After all, don’t you have better things to do than spackle a ceiling?

Cost For Popcorn Ceiling Removal

The cost to remove a non-asbestos popcorn ceiling in the Nashville metro area will be between $2.20 and $3.50, depending on factors such as the ceiling’s height and whether it has multiple coats of paint. 

The square foot cost includes all work from prep to painting to final clean-up.

If you would like a free estimate to have your popcorn ceiling painted or any other painting or handyman services, click the “get a quote” button below.

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.