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Can popcorn ceilings be painted?

Always
48%
In most cases
31%
In some cases
13%
Never
2%
Not sure
4%
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Question: Can popcorn ceilings be painted?
Top Answer (48% of 74 votes): Always.

Answer: Always
Explanation: If the popcorn is new or never been painted then it has to be sprayed, otherwise it can be rolled.
Complete Home Painting, LLC
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: The only time this would not be appropriate is if the ceiling is old and needs to be re-surfaced.
Johnnyfin Paints
Answer: Always
Explanation: Popcorn ceilings can only be painted in one direction.
Cantu's Painting Service
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I have found that popcorn ceilings can only be painted with a sprayer. If you roll paint on the paint activates the popcorn and the roller pulls it off. To spray them you must plastic and tape off everything below to avoid overspray.
Schwendler Painting Services
Answer: Always
Explanation: Spray the ceilings.
DelFavero Decorating Service LLC
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: You can kind of you us oil base and roll one way only.
Chris Finstad Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It should be sprayed. Not recommended.
Painter's Touch
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: sprayed would be best
INNOVATIVE PAINT PROS
Answer: Always
Explanation: They can be sprayed out
CPL painting and repair service
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Popcorn ceiling can be painted by either using a paint spraying machine or by hand with a thick nap roller.
Your buddy at the beach LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: Popcorn ceilings are best painted using a spray machine.
Precision Painting and Faux Finishing
Answer: Always
Explanation: They have to be sprayed
B&JS painting
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Popcorn ceilings are very fragile, paint with a spray gun is recommended. Popcorn can be painted with a roller, but roll in one direction one coat at a time,letting each coat dry completely before recoating
Crafty Carpenter
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: The ceiling must be sprayed with oil primer then can be sprayed with latex ceiling paint. If you try to paint popcorn ceilings without it ever being primed with oil primer it will crumble and fall off the ceiling.
R&L Quality Painting
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: The age of the popcorn is the question and how many layers of paint have been applied...if you surpass the adhesion strength of the popcorn it may release while you are applying new paint. Test a small area first.
Seamingly Straight Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Popcorn ceilings can be painted but should be painted with a painters airless and sprayed in 2 directions
Bushco Contracting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Always.
Karoll Julian Inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes, but i highly recommend an airless sprayer to do so. With a roller you risk breaking off some of the popcorn.
Vivid Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: spray or roll
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes, but apply and oil based primer first. Never use water based paint first because it will loosen and ruin the popcorn texture.
M & R Painting Solutions LLC
Answer: Always
Explanation: I will spray them
Jnb services
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: You need to be careful of the condition of the popcorn and the reaction to the moisture to keep it in place.
Majestic Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: We can do it. Spray them.
Temple Painting
Answer: Never
Explanation: It is recommended to scrape popcorn ceilings off.
Kitchen Remodeling Chicago
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Spray process
John NESLER Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: It has to be painted fast because once paint sets in popcorn will come off with roller.
Charlie's Painting llc
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