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Can popcorn ceilings be painted?

Always
46%
In most cases
34%
In some cases
13%
Never
3%
Not sure
3%
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Question: Can popcorn ceilings be painted?
Top Answer (46% of 91 votes): Always.

Answer: Always
Explanation: It has to be painted with a sprayer.
All-Pro Painting
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Its possible painting a popcorn ceiling could result in the popcorn and joint compound peeling off on the roller.Usually they are OK to paint.
All Pro Brush Painting
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Newer ceilings can be painted but the older the ceiling the more chances there will be of the popcorn coming off onto your roller as your roll.
Patric's custom painting
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: It would in some cases need a bonding primer but yes.
S. Williams Painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes but they are ugly. Why would you want to? Care must be taken in older homes however when repairing or removing since some of this stuff can be toxic.
BK Design Associates
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes, this can only be achived with the spraying process
Coatings by Chris
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: With proper prep and application.
Moonlight Murals & Framing
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes, they can be painted with a sprayer.
Colorado Concrete
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases you can paint the popcorn ceilings
Nopenmural
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: Try to spray then. Rolling them is a pain
A&B Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Popcorn ceilings are difficult to paint, the only effective way is to spray them.
Pro Painting & Design
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases but I wouldn't its alot harder to get rid of popcorn .
RITZ PAINTING
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Spray painting is the best paint application to prevent paint from breaking or crumbling off especially if you use a brushing method.
Rick Skeens Professional Painting Company
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: if sprayed
marathon painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: It's a texture type, not an oil spill.
ArtsWorks
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: once the material has been removed, sanded and primed, then it is possible in most cases... elbow grease.
db Designs
ProMatcher
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
Answer: Always
Explanation: JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING
mikes custom pro painting
ProMatcher
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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