Durham popcorn ceiling removal is one of the requests that Osborne Painting gets very often, as this style of ceiling has fallen out of favor since its height of popularity in the 1970s through the 1990s. The good news is that Osborne Painting’s Durham popcorn ceiling removal experts are ready for your project, and will provide you with the best home interior service you could ask for.

Benefits of Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Durham

For a variety of reasons, a deceptively simple project like removing popcorn ceiling in Durham is often not a good idea. For a variety of reasons, it is often both safer and cheaper to call a professional Durham popcorn ceiling removal expert such as Osborne Painting. Calling us will allow us to check your project for:

  • Safety – If your home was built in the 1970s or 1980s, or if it had a popcorn ceiling installed during those decades, your popcorn ceiling might be made with asbestos. While asbestos was originally installed in Durham popcorn ceilings due to its fire-resistant nature, it wasn’t discovered to be cancerous until 1978. This belated realization means that many Durham homes have asbestos in their construction. Not only can scraping or otherwise disturbing this asbestos be harmful to the person removing the popcorn ceilings, it can also be detrimental for those living in the house. Osborne Painting can test for asbestos, and if it’s detected, we can advise you on your options.
  • An Increase in Home Value – Popcorn ceilings aren’t as popular as they were in the ‘70s and ‘80s; nowadays Durham home buyers tend to look for smooth ceilings in their houses. This means that if you remove your popcorn ceiling in your Durham house, your market value will go up.
  • Modernity – There are still reasons why Durham popcorn ceilings can be a popular choice– they offer good acoustics to homeowners with a musical bent, for example. Most Durham homeowners, however, consider popcorn ceilings to be a dated design choice and would rather see them removed. Removing your Durham popcorn ceilings and exposing the newly-smooth ceilings can update your room and allow for a more modern look.

After removal of the popcorn, intensive preparation work is done to ready the ceiling to best receive the paint. Our interior painters can then come in and paint your newly-smooth ceiling!

Contact us for your Durham Popcorn Ceiling Removal project

If you have a popcorn ceiling and want it removed, it is safer to have the experts do it than it is to do it yourself. Osborne Painting has been removing popcorn ceilings from peoples’ houses for years, and has an established procedure that will leave your room ready for painting and remodeling. If you are interested in Popcorn Ceiling removal in Durham, contact one of our experts today or call (919)-878-6611!


Osborne Painting serves homeowners in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Rolesville, North Raleigh, Falls Lake, Creedmoor, North Hills, Knightdale, Brier Creek, Apex and more. Reach out to us today for a custom quote!