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What To Do After Popcorn Ceiling Removal

What to Do After Popcorn Ceiling Removal

If you’ve just had your popcorn ceiling removed, you’re probably wondering what to do next. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll provide an ultimate guide to what to do after popcorn ceiling removal. From painting to repairing damage, we’ll tell you everything you need to know. So read on and get started on restoring your home after popcorn ceiling removal!

Post Popcorn Ceiling Removal Guide

Clean the Area

Once you’re done with popcorn removal, the first thing you need to do is clean the area. This includes both the floor and the walls. Start by sweeping up any debris that may have fallen during the removal process. Then, use a vacuum with attachments to get rid of any dust or dirt that may be left behind. Once you’ve finished vacuuming, you can then wash the walls with a mild soap and water solution. Be sure to let the entire ceiling dry completely before moving on to the next step.

Repair Any Damage

After you’re done getting rid of the textured ceilings and the drywall mud, you’ll need to repair any damage that was caused by the popcorn ceiling removal process. This may include cracks in the plaster or holes in the drywall. You may use drop cloths and a putty knife to help with removing popcorn ceilings. If you’re not sure how to repair the damage, we recommend hiring a professional for the paint job. They’ll be able to fix the damage quickly and efficiently even when dealing with the drywall beneath.

Apply a Primer to the Surface 

After the area is clean and repaired, you’ll need to apply a primer to the drywall compound surface. This will help prepare the surface for painting. Be sure to choose a primer that is specifically designed for use on popcorn ceilings. Once you’ve applied the primer, let it dry completely before dealing with the bare drywall or joint compound.

Choose The Right Color or Pattern 

Now that the entire whole ceiling is primed and ready to go, it’s time to choose the right color or pattern for the skim coat. If you’re not sure what to choose, we recommend consulting with a professional to hide imperfections in half an hour. They’ll be able to help you pick out the perfect color or pattern for your home to achieve a perfectly smooth ceiling.

Paint the Ceiling

If you had a white popcorn ceiling, we recommend painting it a light color. This will help to brighten up the room and make it feel bigger. If you have a colored popcorn ceiling, you can either paint it the same color or choose a new color altogether. Just be sure to use a primer before painting so that the new paint will adhere properly.


If you’re in the market for a new paint job, it’s always best to follow the guide. After all, that’s what it’s there for! Whether you need your entire home painted or are just looking to touch up a few rooms, call Harmony Painting. We provide quality exterior and interior painting services to homeowners in the Twin Cities area. With over 15 years of experience, we know how to make your home look its best. Contact us today for a free consultation!