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Can popcorn ceilings be painted?

Always
44%
In most cases
31%
In some cases
16%
Never
4%
Not sure
2%
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Question: Can popcorn ceilings be painted?
Top Answer (44% of 106 votes): Always.

Answer: Always
Explanation: Yes they can. I have come across older ones where rolling them is not an option so they had to be sprayed.
Laurie’s Painting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It can be, better to spray than roll.
Misija construction
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: it is better to remove the popcorn ceiling. especially if installed before 1979. most cases it has dangerous materials. if installed after the dust is common. if you are allergic to dust be careful.
Avanti Painting Inc.
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Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases
Ben's painters
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes but hire a professional paint application to popcorn is very tricky and you could end up with a mess.
Henson Coatings and Construction
Answer: Always
Explanation: It has to be painted with a sprayer.
All-Pro Painting
ProMatcher
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
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: If you use the correct roller and the ceiling is not cracking or water damage.
popes painting
Answer: Always
Explanation: It would in some cases need a bonding primer but yes.
S. Williams Painting
ProMatcher
Answer: In most cases
Explanation: Yes, this can only be achived with the spraying process
Coatings by Chris
Answer: Always
Explanation: Roll or spray
Scott's Painting
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: With proper prep and application.
Moonlight Murals & Framing
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases you can paint the popcorn ceilings
Nopenmural
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Try to spray then. Rolling them is a pain
A&B Painting
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
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Popcorn ceilings are difficult to paint, the only effective way is to spray them.
Pro Painting & Design
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
ProMatcher
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: In some cases but I wouldn't its alot harder to get rid of popcorn .
RITZ PAINTING
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: if sprayed
marathon painting
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.
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: It's a texture type, not an oil spill.
ArtsWorks
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
ProMatcher
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
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: JUST HAVE TO KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING
mikes custom pro painting
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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