Popcorn ceiling removal price?

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Topic by alkillian posted 01-09-2012 11:20 PM 9093 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2012 11:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question ceiling remodeling

I do remodeling and just moved into the Lubbock,Tx area and trying to get my prices adjusted for this area. If you live in the area or have a general knowledge of prices let me now a good price for this. This house that I am going to working on is going is large(2500sf).

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01-12-2012 03:41 PM

I don’t live in Lubbock, TX but I grew up in Austin. Nice place.
My experience with popcorn textured ceilings is, the installer knew it was going to be textured and therefore, did a quick tape job without much concern. You end up spending more time trying to scrape it all down, re- taping half the joints and skim coating the whole ceiling.

I could be wrong, but after that first experience, I prefer to remove and replace the drywall. It takes about the same amount of time and the cost is about the same, but it’s all new and correct. No chances of an old tape joint popping 6 months later (happened to me) which means repairs: plastic and drops everywhere, sanding, priming, and paint the whole ceiling. And it weighs less because I didn’t apply 15-20 gal. of premix to flatten it.
Also gives you a great opportunity to add recessed cans and check the insulation.

Some might suggest going over it with 1/4” drywall but I strongly suggest you make it your motto: “I never bury garbage or other people’s bad work or add layers/ weight to save the client money.” don’t give them the option.

If you are not a drywaller, You might want to get a price from a DW contractor to do it for you as they are dirt cheap compared to taking twice as long at a carpenter’s rate. And they are bettter at it. I won’t tape a project myself if it’s more than 8 sheets.

After my DW contractor finishes, I come in with a drop light shining on the walls sideways and touch up anything they missed, especially in the corners.

I hope this helps and I hope “ya’ll” find lots of work.

-- mark - Grayslake IL.

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04-20-2012 08:11 AM

I think you need to get more price quotes from a variety of other remodellers in the area. It is hard to estimate a price that you should charge because I am not from that area. It depends on where you are getting your materials from, and what is the standard rate people charge there.

-- Steve | http://www.radiatorshowroom.co.uk

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