Providing Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal Across Victoria, B.C.

Bring back the light. We can transform your dark, heavy popcorn ceilings into airy, light-reflecting surfaces.

The Only White Glove Popcorn Ceiling Removal Service in Victoria, B.C.

Thinking about popcorn ceiling removal? Nothing makes a space look dated and dingy like an old, popcorn ceiling. The bumpy surface absorbs light and catches dust, making any space appear small, dark and oppressive. They are difficult to clean, repair and remove. If your home in Victoria is older, and if you dream of an open, modern-looking space, then a smooth, light-reflecting surface is the the way to go.

Popcorn ceiling removal is definitely not a week-end DIY project. For your safety and for the quality results you are looking for, we recommend you engage professionals with years of experience. We are meticulous in regard to cleanliness, making sure we leave your space as clean as we found it. We are exacting about quality, with the needed experience to efficiently deliver results of the highest standard.

You will be amazed at the difference a flawless, smooth ceiling will make to brighten your space. If you live in Victoria, B.C. or the surrounding area, give us a call, we will make it happen!

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Our Customers Are Raving about Popcorn Ceiling Removal!

“We hired these guys to remove all the old popcorn ceilings in our home and it turned out incredible. The dustless sander, the prep, and the air filtration system made it easy for us to live and not have our home interfered with. Thank you team”

History and Composition of Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings, also known as acoustic ceilings, stucco ceilings, or more descriptively, cottage cheese ceilings, were a popular architectural feature in homes built during the 1950s and 1960s, particularly in Victoria, B.C. Their rise in popularity can be attributed to their functional benefits and ease of application. The bumpy, textured surface of popcorn ceilings was not only effective at dampening sound but also served as a fire-resistant barrier. These ceilings were typically sprayed on, making them a quick and convenient option for covering ceiling imperfections, thus streamlining the construction and finishing processes.

Composition and Application

The unique texture of popcorn ceilings was achieved by mixing various materials into plaster, which was then sprayed onto the ceiling or applied by hand. This process provided the ceilings with excellent fire-resistant properties and helped to hide imperfections without adding significant weight. The rough, bumpy finish was ideal for absorbing sound, making rooms quieter and more comfortable.

Identifying Popcorn Ceilings

Popcorn ceilings can easily be identified by their distinctive bumpy texture. These ceilings are often found in older homes and may have been applied to cover up ceiling imperfections quickly and cost-effectively. While they were a practical solution at the time, many homeowners today find the texture unattractive and prefer the clean, modern look of a smooth ceiling.

Modern Popcorn Ceilings

In contrast, popcorn ceilings installed after the 1980s generally use safer materials to achieve a similar textured appearance. However, even these newer ceilings can pose challenges in terms of maintenance and aesthetic appeal, leading many homeowners to consider removal or encapsulation. The desire for smooth, modern ceilings reflects contemporary design trends that favor clean lines and minimalistic finishes.

Ceiling Testing and Removal

Given the practical challenges and aesthetic considerations associated with popcorn ceilings, many homeowners opt for removal or encapsulation. While some may choose to handle the removal themselves, this can be a messy and labor-intensive process. Professional services are available to ensure that the removal is done efficiently and safely. These professionals follow strict guidelines to ensure that the removal process does not contaminate your home or expose you to unnecessary risks.

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Why remove a popcorn ceiling?

Removing old popcorn ceilings will have a dramatic effect on your entire home, including:

Increasing Your Home’s Value

Victoria home buyers, like those in many other regions, are increasingly prioritizing homes that feel clean, bright, and modern. Transitioning from a popcorn ceiling to a flat ceiling can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your home. This simple change can make a room look larger and more inviting, which is a major selling point for potential buyers. The investment in removing a popcorn ceiling can yield a substantial return. In fact, it is estimated that homeowners can see as much as a 2-3 times return on the cost of the renovation when they sell their home. This is because modern, updated homes tend to attract more buyers and can be priced higher than those with dated features. Therefore, spending a few thousand dollars on ceiling renovation could potentially add several thousand more to your home’s market value.

Making Your Home Healthier

While asbestos in popcorn ceilings is only hazardous if disturbed, many homes with these ceilings are several decades old. Over time, wear and tear can cause the ceiling to deteriorate, increasing the risk of asbestos fibers becoming airborne. Inhaling these fibers can cause serious health issues, including lung tissue damage, lung disease, and various types of cancer. Asbestos was commonly used in building materials for its fire-resistant properties until it was banned in the late 1970s. If your home was built before then, it’s crucial to test for asbestos before starting any ceiling removal. Professional asbestos abatement is necessary if asbestos is found, ensuring that it is safely removed without contaminating your home. By removing or encapsulating asbestos-containing materials, you can significantly reduce health risks for your family.

Making Your Home Cleaner

Popcorn ceilings are notorious for collecting dust, dirt, and cobwebs due to their textured surface, which makes them difficult to clean. Unlike smooth ceilings that can be easily wiped down, cleaning a popcorn ceiling can be a daunting task. The texture traps particles, and attempting to clean it can cause pieces to break off, creating more mess. This problem is exacerbated if the ceiling is very old, as it may have absorbed smoke from cigarettes, which were more commonly smoked indoors in the ’50s to ’80s. Over time, this can cause the ceiling to discolor, taking on a yellowish hue that is difficult to remove. In addition to being unsightly, a dirty ceiling can contribute to poor indoor air quality, affecting the health and comfort of those living in the home.

Creating a Modern, Bright Space

Modern interior design favors clean lines, smooth surfaces, and bright, airy spaces. Popcorn ceilings, with their rough and uneven texture, can significantly detract from this aesthetic. Even if the rest of your home features contemporary design elements, a popcorn ceiling can make the space feel outdated and oppressive. Smooth ceilings reflect light more effectively, enhancing the natural and artificial lighting in a room. This not only makes the space feel larger and more inviting but also helps to highlight other design features in the room. Updating to a flat ceiling can seamlessly integrate with modern decor, creating a cohesive and stylish look throughout your home. This change can also give you the opportunity to add new lighting fixtures, further enhancing the room’s brightness and appeal.

How to remove popcorn ceilings

Popcorn ceiling removal is a messy and challenging task. We take all the necessary steps to make sure it is done safely, protecting your furniture and belongings with a minimum of mess, using double filtration systems to keep dust contained. The basic procedure is as follows:

❶ Recommendation is made to the client to have a third-party contractor test for asbestos. In the event that the test is positive, a certified removal company will undertake the demolition aspect. If negative, we can proceed immediately. Finest Finish takes care of the testing, using Island EHS, a reputable and reliable company.
Preparation: Protect floors with impact and tear resistant flooring protection. Protect walls, furnishings and any possessions with plastic sheeting; remove fixtures, cover vents; turn off HVAC system to the area, set up dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and polymer work stations where necessary.
If the textured is unpainted, the ceiling will be carefully scraped, avoiding damage to the surface underneath.
We apply four coats of mud, and in some cases five, to bring the surface to a level 5 finish. This creates a perfectly uniform surface free of imperfections.
We then do a final checkout to fill any remaining deficiencies. Followed by a coat of primer, additional deficiency check and two coats of premium ultra-flat paint.
Finally, clean up commences – includes sweeping, vacuuming and mopping.
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Why Choose Finest Finish?

Choosing a top-notch service like Finest Finish for your popcorn ceiling removal offers several compelling benefits that can make the process smoother, safer, and more efficient. Here are some reasons why Finest Finish might be the best choice for your popcorn ceiling removal project:

Expertise and Experience – Miles Above the Status Quo

Finest Finish has a team of skilled professionals with a decade of experience in popcorn ceiling removal. Their expertise ensures that the job is done correctly the first time, minimizing the risk of damage to your ceiling or other parts of your home. We have a “secret” system that guarantees only the finest in a smooth, finished appearance.

Quality Results

We use the best tools and techniques to ensure that your ceiling is left smooth and free of imperfections. A professional finish not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your home but also increases its value, making it a worthwhile investment.

Safety and Compliance

Removing popcorn ceilings can be hazardous, especially if the ceiling contains harmful materials. Finest Finish follows all safety protocols and regulations to ensure the safe removal and disposal of any materials. They are equipped with the necessary protective gear and equipment to handle the job safely, protecting you and your family from potential health risks.

Efficiency and Convenience

Hiring Finest Finish can save you a significant amount of time and effort. Removing popcorn ceilings is a labor-intensive process that involves several steps, including preparation, removal, and cleanup. Professionals can complete the job more quickly and efficiently than a DIY approach, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your renovation project or daily life.

Cleanliness and Minimal Disruption

Popcorn ceiling removal can be a messy process, creating a lot of dust and debris. Finest Finish takes measures to minimize disruption to your home, including thorough preparation and cleanup. They use specialized equipment to contain the mess and ensure that your home is left clean and tidy once the job is complete.

Customized Solutions

Every home is different, and Finest Finish can tailor their services to meet your specific needs. Whether you have a small room with popcorn ceilings or an entire house, they can provide a customized plan that fits your budget and timeline. Their flexibility and attention to detail ensure that you get the best possible outcome for your project.

Value for Money

While professional services come at a cost, the benefits of hiring Finest Finish often outweigh the expense. The quality of the work, combined with the time and effort saved, makes it a cost-effective solution for many homeowners. Additionally, the improved appearance and increased value of your home can provide a significant return on investment.

Positive Reputation

Finest Finish has built a positive reputation for their reliable and high-quality services. Reading reviews and testimonials from previous clients can give you confidence in their ability to deliver excellent results. A reputable company is more likely to provide a satisfactory experience, ensuring that your popcorn ceiling removal project is completed to your satisfaction.

Peace of Mind

Perhaps one of the most significant benefits of hiring Finest Finish is the peace of mind it provides. Knowing that experienced professionals are handling your popcorn ceiling removal allows you to relax and focus on other important matters. You can trust that the job will be done right, and any potential issues will be managed effectively.

Ready For a New, Brighter Look?

Popcorn ceiling removal is the quickest, most effective way to brighten up your space. At Finest Finish, we have decades of combined experience. We have established a procedure that will make this process as mess-free as possible, offering the highest standard of finishing quality. 

Give us a call and we can discuss what is best for you!

Based on 58 reviews
Cara Lightman
Cara Lightman
May 28, 2024
The crew from Finest Finish painted our ENTIRE home when we first moved in over two years ago. They smoothed our ceilings and painted walls, trim, cabinets, doors, ceilings, a fireplace, banister, etc. It has all held up so well and can handle the wear and tear from our busy family of 4. We've referred them several times to friends as we were so pleased with their work! Highly recommend! (See before and after photos).
Nadia Tkachuk
Nadia Tkachuk
May 3, 2024
Great communication, professionalism and quality of work. Highly recommend.
Pardeep singh Gill
Pardeep singh Gill
April 10, 2024
By far the best drywall contractor in Victoria. Exceptional time management, and unparalleled workmanship. Definitely look forward to many more projects together.
Jessica Cochrane
Jessica Cochrane
March 28, 2024
Finest finish has provided prep, drywall and painting services. Shown high standards in workmanship, communication, and cleanliness . Highly recommended!
Harvey Koffman
Harvey Koffman
March 22, 2024
Seven months ago, we hired Finest Finish to soundproof our bedroom ceiling. They did such a good job that we had Colten, Dylan and their crews back to do the rest of our apartment. Their professionalism and excellent communication skills continue to be a huge asset for them. Their trade skills and attention to detail are amazing. We can't recommend them highly enough! We hired Finest Finish to take down a bedroom ceiling, reinforce the joist/subfloor above, and insulate. They also added a layer of Sonopan, resilient channels, and drywall and then primed and painted. I've worked with contractors and renovators many times. I have never seen a team with greater competence and attention to detail. Dylan and Colten are excellent communicators, who followed through completely and did everything they promised, exactly on schedule. They call (and show up!) when they say. They take great pride in their work, and the finished product is indeed the finest. The rest of their team was equally good. Very highly recommended!
Benedict Chang
Benedict Chang
February 6, 2024
Easiest 5 star review I've ever left for a business. Dylan and Colten did a great job with soundproofing our main bedroom with a shared party wall. This included demo, soundproofing, refinishing the trim, and painting. They were very transparent and up front with the entire process and costs and were great at setting and meeting/exceeding expectations. Their attention to detail and professionalism is second to none and they ensured every inch of the job met their high standards.
S. Bailey
S. Bailey
January 21, 2024
Dillan's the best. Punctual. Precise. Great listener. Couldn't recommend him more highly.
Harvey Wong
Harvey Wong
January 14, 2024
Dylan and his team are Awesome. Very professional, Cleaned up after the job was done. I had my interior ceilings redone. Dayne is the guy!!! Skimmed coated the textured ceiling. Now I have nice flat ceilings through out the house. Looks great. I recommend Finest Finish to do your next Reno project. Thanks Guys.
Louie Scigliano
Louie Scigliano
January 3, 2024
Dylan and Colton did a superb job for us. They were professional in every sense of the word. Excellent communication throughout the project and the work was completed as promised and we are very pleased with the work. Highly recommended. Thanks guys.
Jameson Jordan
Jameson Jordan
December 6, 2023
Dylan and Colton were great. We had a bit of an urgent need and they were onsite and provided a quote the same day. They came back later that same week and were able to fix the problem as quoted. They were a little more expensive but did great work and they do say this on their website. Overall, they were reliable, efficient and honest. They also cleaned up nicely which was really appreciated.