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.

Trusted Popcorn Ceiling Removal Professionals 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”

What are popcorn ceilings?

Also called acoustic ceilings, stucco or, perhaps the most descriptive, cottage cheese ceilings, popcorn ceilings were popular in Victoria, B.C. in the 1950s and ’60s as a way to dampen sound and resist fire. They were usually sprayed on and their bumpy surface effectively masked any imperfections, making them quick and easy to apply. 

The texture was produced by mixing asbestos into plaster which was then sprayed on or applied by hand. Asbestos was banned in Canada in 1979, but some continued to find its way into building materials until the ’90s. If your home was built before this, — certainly up until the mid-’80s — your popcorn ceilings are likely to contain asbestos. Popcorn ceilings of this generation generally contain between 1 to 10 percent asbestos. More modern popcorn ceilings contain paper material to create the texture. There is no way to assess if your popcorn ceiling contains asbestos just by looking at it. A sample needs to be tested to know if the texture is made of asbestos or some other material. While we do not offer asbestos sampling and removal, we can make a recommendation of who you may hire.

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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 are looking for a space that feels clean and bright. Transitioning from a popcorn to flat ceiling can yield as much as a 2-3X return on the cost of the renovation process if you plan to sell your home.

Making your home healthier: While asbestos is only dangerous if it is disturbed, if your ceiling has been around for a few decades, it may not be in the best condition. Breathing in asbestos fibres can damage lung tissue leading to lung disease and cancer.

Making your home cleaner: Popcorn ceilings are hard to clean. You can’t wash them, and the texture traps dust, dirt and cobwebs. If your ceiling is very old, as smoking was more commonplace in the ’50s to ’80s, they have likely absorbed cigarette smoke and have become a nasty yellow colour.

Creating a modern, bright space: Modern design embraces clean lines and smooth surfaces that reflect light. Even if the rest of your home is contemporary, a popcorn ceiling will seem oppressive and dated. 

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. We highly recommend North West Environmental Group (250-384-9695) for reliability and professionalism when it comes to testing.
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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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 40 reviews
Colin Wright
Colin Wright
March 22, 2023
I am a general contractor here in Victoria. I work with Finest Finish on a regular basis. They are simply the best I've used for drywall and painting, and I've worked with dozens of companies. They are organized, diligent, great communication, friendly and exceptional at what they do.
Julie Bertrand
Julie Bertrand
March 16, 2023
Dylan and Colten provided excellent and quality service. From the get go they were prompt and helpful in communications and had no issues working within my tight timeline. The work they completed is really well done and was completed faster than expected! I would definitely hire Dylan and Colten for any work in the future and would recommend them to anyone.
Anita S
Anita S
February 21, 2023
We're repeat customers of Finest Finish, after the team did a beautiful job of painting the interior of our home in 2021. This time, Dylan and Colten removed the popcorn ceiling throughout our townhouse, resulting in high quality, beautifully smooth and painted ceilings, with new pot lights installed by a recommended electrician. The Finest Finish team also removed some bulk heads above bedroom windows, and added new insulation which not only made the rooms look bigger, but made a significant difference in retaining heat in what used to be quite cold rooms. Everything they do is done at the highest quality and with great attention to detail. In addition to their work, we also appreciated the care they took of prepping, keeping us up to date throughout the process, and cleaning the space afterwards. We highly recommend their friendly and professional services.
A Morales
A Morales
February 4, 2023
Finest Finish created a board and batten accent wall for one of our rooms. They took the time to listen to our goals & were very knowledgeable, responsive, and professional. They took very good care of areas in our home where they were working. They arrived on time and we're very pleased with the final product.
D'Arcy Henneberry
D'Arcy Henneberry
January 12, 2023
Wow!!! Is the first word out of my mouth when I walked into my beautifully renovated home. Dylan and his team absolutely killed it. They were responsive to my request, very efficient, clean and they took immense pride in their work. Not only would I work with them again, I’m looking forward to the opportunity. Thank you Dylan and team for your hard work, attention to detail and diligence throughout this project. I very much appreciate each of you!
Bryan Gislason
Bryan Gislason
December 6, 2022
I recently had the pleasure of working with Dylan, Colton and their team on a home renovation project, and I was extremely impressed with their professionalism, attention to detail, and overall quality of work. The team arrived on time, and they quickly got to work preparing the surfaces for painting and drywall installation. They took great care to protect my new floors, and they made sure to clean up after themselves. The finished product was absolutely beautiful. The paint job was flawless, and the drywall was perfectly smooth and even. I was blown away by the attention to detail, and I couldn't be happier with the results. I would highly recommend this company to anyone in need of painting, drywall, finishing, and would certainly trust them with any other renovation work. They are true professionals, and they take great pride in their work. I will definitely be using them again in the future.
dillon killarny
dillon killarny
December 2, 2022
This company has truly been the best I’ve experienced in Victoria. Honest, punctual. And quality work. I’d recommend Finest Finish to all my colleagues and friends. Owner Dylan is a straight shooter and very knowledgeable. These days we need more like this.
Maureen Minaker
Maureen Minaker
December 1, 2022
Dylan was very honest and and knowledgeable on choices of colors and ideas for our project. He took the time to listen to our ideas and provide input. His crew were considerate and professional. We had a good experience with Dylan and highly recommend him.
clayton ireland
clayton ireland
November 19, 2022
I hired this compony to redo my basment as well repair some walls on the top floor! EXCELENT job they did! Very professional company! I would definetly recomend them .
Japonica Berg
Japonica Berg
November 6, 2022
I am so grateful to Dylan and his team for doing such wonderful work on my bathroom renovation! Dylan and his team are the finest indeed. They did top notch work on my bathroom renovation and went above and beyond the work I had initially asked for. They were always willing to help with any problem that cropped up along the way. In addition, their prompt replies, prompt scheduling, and careful cleaning of the work site made everything so easy. Thank you, Dylan and team!