How to Do Popcorn Ceiling

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Ceilings can be overlooked when sprucing up a home. Texturing can add some spice to your ceiling. It can also hide stains or cracks that develop in ceilings over time. A popcorn ceiling can be added with limited expense, in as little as two days.

Things You'll Need

  • Primer Bucket Textured ceiling mix (popcorn) Drill with mixing bit attached Plastic sheeting Painter's tape Paint respirator Goggles Cardboard Trowel Texturing spraygun
  • Clean the ceiling and allow it to dry completely.

  • Apply stain blocking primer to ceiling. Allow primer to dry completely.

  • Use the bucket to prepare the textured (popcorn) ceiling mix according to label directions. Most texture mixes only require the addition of a specific amount of water per bag of mix. Stir using the drill. The mixture should resemble thick soup.

  • Cover floors, walls, windows and furniture with plastic sheeting, and secure in place with painter's tape. Open the windows for ventilation.

  • Fill the texturing spray gun with the mixture. Wearing the respirator and goggles, test the sprayer on a piece of cardboard. This will give you an idea of the consistency of the mixture.

  • Use a back and forth motion to apply the texture mixture to the ceiling. Repeat as necessary to cover the entire ceiling. Spread the texture mixture into the ceiling corners using the trowel. Also use the trowel to clean any overspray. Clean all equipment with water upon completion.

  • Remove plastic sheeting. Ceiling must dry for 24 hours before paint application.

Tips & Warnings

  • The textured mixture bag will tell you the approximate surface it can cover. Purchase an adequate amount to cover the square footage of your ceiling. If the mixture is too thick add more water. If the mixture is too loose add more mix.
  • Do not spray a thicker coat because this may cause the mixture to drip from the ceiling. To thicken the texture apply additional coats after 24 hours.

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