8 Genius Ways to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling Without Removing It

What You Should Know Before Tampering With Popcorn Ceilings

Removing popcorn ceilings can be tricky in an older home though.

There’s always the possibility of asbestos or lead paint that could be lurking there if your house was built in the 1970s or prior. Always use an asbestos test kit and/or lead test kit before doing any ceiling work so you can take the proper precautions.

If you detect asbestos or lead, it’s best to leave it to a licensed professional who can either remove it with the proper safety gear or cover it with gypsum board ceiling panels.

If your ceiling passes the asbestos and lead tests, here is how to remove popcorn ceiling texture yourself.

But if you’re like me, you might want to consider skipping the messy process of removal and covering it with a ceiling material that has vintage character.

Last month, Robert removed the attic fan vent and patched the gaping hole with drywall in our upstairs hallway.

Now that the job is done, our heads are swirling with ideas to cover the popcorn ceiling with a beautiful vintage ceiling treatment.

Related: 8 Small Hallway Ideas to Make Your Space Look Bigger

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