What type of ceiling should I replace my stipple ceiling with?

If you are replacing your stipple ceiling, you have a number of choices as to what to use.

  • You can remove the stippling by wetting it and scraping it off. A light sanding generally will also be needed to smooth it. The ceiling can then be painted.
  • If you don't want to get involved in the above process, sheet rock can be placed directly over the stippling and finished as any sheet rock ceiling would be finished.
  • A tongue and groove wood ceiling could also be placed over a stippled ceiling to give the room a rustic, cozy look. It can be installed the same way wood flooring is installed.