Klappenberger & Son - Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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Klappenberger & Son - Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Atlanta


Klappenberger & Son is your go-to painting contractor for popcorn ceiling removal in Atlanta. 

At Klappenberger & Son, we provide comprehensive home improvement solutions to residents throughout the Atlanta metro area. We constantly adapt to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations. Popcorn ceiling removal requires skill, patience, precision, expertise, and the proper tools and techniques. Our team is highly trained to remove textured ceilings efficiently to give your home a more updated, modern look.



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

What To Do If Asbestos is Present

Before popcorn ceiling removal can occur in Atlanta or anywhere else, check for Asbestos.   If even 1% of the popcorn ceiling has asbestos, then removal will need to be done by a certified asbestos remover.

Fortunately, there’s a safe alternative: installing a new layer of drywall over the existing popcorn ceiling.  This method is effective and ensures the non-release of asbestos particles into the air, providing you with peace of mind about your safety during the renovation process.  

Asbestos popcorn ceilings stopped manufacturing in 1979, but existing inventories were used as late as 1984.  You do not need to test for asbestos if the popcorn ceiling was installed after 1984.  

Click here to find an Asbestos Test Kit In Atlanta. 


Popcorn Ceiling Removal In Atlanta: The Process

Removing popcorn ceiling and other texturing requires a multi-step approach to ensure complete removal while preserving the existing substrate’s integrity.  Let our popcorn ceiling removal experts help with your project.

First, we fully inspect your home’s ceilings to determine the overall complexity of the job.  We determine whether your popcorn texturing may contain harmful asbestos, then develop the most effective removal strategy using the latest tools and equipment.  We take great care to protect your home’s furnishings and finishes.  Then, we completely remove all unwanted popcorn texturing and retexture, and repaint the ceiling to look more modern.

Our Popcorn Ceiling Removal Process Includes These 6 Steps:

  1. Prep the room:  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:  Using water, we dampen the popcorn texturing, 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:  Once all popcorn texturing has been completely removed, spackle the ceilings to a smooth surface and sand.
  5. Paint the ceiling:  After the new texture has completely dried, we apply one primer coat and topcoat. 
  6. Complete cleanup and inspection:  To complete the process, our team replaces all of your furnishings and decor.  We then perform a homeowner walkthrough to ensure the job has been completed according to your expectations.
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Effective Popcorn Ceiling Removal

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 think about putting that textured ceiling back up again.  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 the best decisions you ever made.   

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

Removing Popcorn Ceilings In Atlanta: The Cost

If the popcorn ceiling has not been previously painted, the cost is between $2.00- $2.50 a square ft.  That price would include:

  • Protecting all surfaces
  • Removing lights, fans, etc.
  • Popcorn ceiling removal
  • Spackle
  • Prime and paint
  • Clean-up

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.