Popcorn. I hate it. And no, I’m not talking about the buttery, salty snack. I’m talking about popcorn ceilings. And if you are like me, they are the bane of your existence. As a realtor, I have seen so many buyers walk away from a perfectly good home because of the ceilings.
So if you happen to have a room or two with them—here’s a low mess, NO SCRAPE option that will have potential buyers bragging about your “custom” features.
1. Choose your material: Whether you use simple plywood cut into strips, tongue & groove, or bead board panels. (Lowe’s has a great option by EverTrue).
2. Stagger, Stagger, Stagger. Make sure you stagger the individual boards or panels. Think about a hardwood floor…the boards don’t all start in the same place. Use a nail gun and attach a board directly to the ceiling. Vary the sizes of the boards. I also recommend adding some adhesive for extra hold. If you are using any type of panel, you may want to add braces until it sets.