Popcorn Ceiling General Repair Popcorn Ceiling General Repair
Step 1 - Avoid Toxic Exposure
If a popcorn ceiling has cracks, or the popcorn has come off in pieces and looks dirty, there are ways to fix it. First, make sure it isn't one of the older ceilings with asbestos. Asbestos must be removed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor.
Step 2 - Scrape and Apply
To fill holes or cracks, scrape with a putty knife and make sure none of the textured material is sticking to the area. Sand and prime any area where you are going to apply new texture. Then you have a choice of using one of the aerosol spray products or getting more involved with mixing paint and new textured pieces that come in different grades.
Step 3 - Paint
Mask the areas you wish to protect from the new material. Spray or use a roller, depending on which type of you chose. You can test it on a board or piece of drywall to see how it will look. Let it dry and apply a second coat if needed. If you are careful, your ceiling should look as good as new.