Popcorn Ceiling Removal
In Ottawa

Count on MR Painting to provide a quick, clean, and effective solution for removing your popcorn ceilings. The end result is a ceiling you’ll love that will bring a more modern look and feel to your home.
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Removing popcorn ceiling

WHY YOU SHOUld Remove Your popcorn Ceilings

Having popcorn ceilings was a popular trend in the ’50s but now it often deters potential buyers from your home. Even though you may have modern furnishings and appliances, the popcorn ceilings will be the first thing that catches your eye when you walk into a room, making your home look outdated and visually unappealing. Removing these dated ceilings and replacing them with a flat, sleek-looking ceiling can increase the overall value of your home.

Popcorn ceilings are also quite challenging to maintain and clean since it’s not recommended that you wash or wipe them. The only way to keep up a clean look to your ceilings is by painting them, which is something many homeowners hold off on. Because these once-popular ceilings date back decades, there is a high risk of them containing asbestos – which can be hazardous to your family’s health. Keep your family and loved ones safe with MR Painting. Whether you’re looking to give your home’s interior a facelift or remodeling it to give a more modernized look for when you put it on the market, we are here to ensure it’s done in a safe and clean manner.


We’re proud to be your locally trusted Ottawa painting and window-washing company. With nearly two decades of delivering exceptional results to happy clients, we back up every project with reliable and professional painting and window washing services. From the moment you contact us, we’ll make sure your experience with us is as smooth sailing as possible. We stand out with our competitive prices, quality labour, and a strong commitment to working within budgets and timelines. Get in touch with one of our friendly pros at MR Painting to find out more about our services and get your free, no-obligation quote today.

popcorn ceiling removal with a scraper

our popcorn Ceiling Removal Process

Many homeowners of older houses have gotten tired of staring at the unappealing look of popcorn ceilings, and are looking to update the look and feel of their home. Removing popcorn ceilings is a great way to modernize your home with the newest and most popular ceiling trends. 

Our removal process starts off by establishing a budget and timeline for your project. We value quality work, which is why we ensure that our crew is ready and on-site at the agreed-upon time. Once we’re in your home, we’ll cover all the floors, furniture, and appliances in the space to protect them from debris. After we’ve made sure everything is covered, our team will begin scraping off the popcorn ceiling. Once the popcorn ceiling is removed, we’ll look for any damages or cracks and repair them appropriately. Finally, the entire ceiling is sanded, primed, and painted the colour of your choice. It’s important to hire a professional, experienced team to ensure a popcorn ceiling removal job is done well. Here at MR Painting, we take pride in our dedication to providing our clients with top-quality outcomes that will leave them satisfied and happy with their new space.


Interior & Exterior Painters

Iqbal DhaliwalIqbal Dhaliwal
02:53 03 Sep 22
We had a great experience with them. They did a very good job and finished the job in a very timely manner. Would definitely recommend!
Andrew KrisAndrew Kris
19:56 02 Sep 22
An excellent experience. The painters were professional, meticulous & did a great job. They were also neat very neat and cleaned everything up each day. We would not hesitate to use MR painting again for future projects.
Ryan HanleyRyan Hanley
11:32 18 Aug 22
I can't recommend Mussa and team highly enough. From the professionalism in quoting and initial consultation, to the dedication and care taken while working on the property they exceeded all expectations. Pricing was very competitive, yet the service levels and attention to detail were unmatched. Work was completed on time, any mess cleared at end of day and with absolutely minimal disruption. Mussa will always be my first call for any exterior/interior work from here on in.
Monica HaberlMonica Haberl
02:18 08 Jul 22
Mussa and his team did a great job painting our deck - it was done in less than a day and they did an excellent job. Service was professional and friendly - exactly what we were looking for and we would definitely work with them again!
Sandy HunterSandy Hunter
18:20 06 Jun 22
This company was excellent. You could tell they cared about the work they were doing. Super pleased with the result.Thanks guys!
Nat DeSousaNat DeSousa
23:42 18 May 22
M&R painting is by far the best painting company in Ottawa. The painters are very meticulous, neat and organize. All furniture and items in the house were covered to not be damage. Mussa and team have very good customer service. Mussa came to visit and check on his teams work a couples times a day and always ensured we were happy with the work and service. This painting company is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if you want your paint job done right!
Mustapher SendagireMustapher Sendagire
02:05 11 May 22
Wow MR painting is incredible. They have the best prices and services in town! Totally professional and reliable. I collected a few quotes. Not only did they beat the prices of their competitors, they also provided unheard of service. I'm texting and calling them at 11pm and they are responding. We are so happy, we had the exterior of our house painted and we feel like we have a brand new house. That is saying alot in this market!!! They even saved my dog from running away!!!
Ryan MacDonaldRyan MacDonald
15:37 25 Apr 22
I am extremely happy with Musa and his team at MR Painting. I had a rush job for them to do, and they were able to accommodate my urgent request in a timely and professional manner. The crew of 2 were on time, and worked hard an efficiently to deliver the exterior painting services in 1 day. Musa kept in constant contact with me and was available to answer any of my questions and concerns when asked. I highly recommend this company, and will be using them in the future for any painting needs I may have.Ryan
rashed alsharafatrashed alsharafat
04:24 13 Apr 22
They painted the entire main floor of our house. The work is flawless, the house looks amazing. The crew is always on time, leave the house clean and tidy every day and they are so nice and respectful. Overall an amazing experience. Thank you!
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Popcorn Ceiling Removal FAQs

Although there is no measurable increase in home value that can be directly attributed to removing popcorn ceilings, having smooth ceilings adds a sanitary and more aesthetically pleasing option that most home buyers prefer.
Popcorn ceilings are notorious for harboring dust and allergens. With smooth ceilings that are popcorn free, not only will your space be cleaner but it will also look bigger because of a smooth surfaces’ ability to reflect natural light.
Following a popcorn ceiling removal, it is best to prime and paint your ceiling to improve the visual aesthetic by evenly distributing colour and texture. Adding a layer of primer and paint will also add additional protection for your ceilings. For a finished look, we recommend painting your ceiling after a popcorn ceiling removal.
Absolutely. Not only will hiring a professional save you time and effort, but it may even be the more cost-effective option also. Purchasing or renting the necessary equipment might prove to be a costly alternative – not to mention the finished result might not be exactly what you were looking for. For the best results, hire the pros.

To ensure that you don’t make a huge mess and dirty up your room too much, consider the following prep tips before removing a popcorn ceiling:

  • Covering floors and walls with plastic drop cloths
  • Removing all furniture
  • Removing ceiling fixtures and fans
  • Covering electrical boxes
If you aren’t interested in removing your popcorn ceilings, painting them is an option. Our team is experienced in both removal and painting of popcorn ceilings.