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.

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!

“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.

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.

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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.
 

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.
Christine Diemer
Christine Diemer
2022-11-01
Verified
I hired another company in March to paint our maple kitchen cabinets. After being delayed month after month, in August I finally gave up on them and looked for someone else. I'm so glad I found Finest Finish. I was immediately struck by the quick response, the professionalism of the quote, and the firm commitment to a date. The job is now finished, and we couldn't be happier with the results. The process was smooth, with minimum disruption, and it looks like a brand new kitchen. I certainly recommend Dylan and Coulton, we are very pleased.
Susannah Bryan
Susannah Bryan
2022-09-24
Verified
These guys were super responsive to an inquiry for their services. As a small business owner myself, taking the time give quotes and have back and forth with potential customers with no guarantee of a contract /sale is costly and frustrating and they didn’t miss a beat in providing us with all the information we needed. Very professional and we appreciated it so much.
Donna Fleming
Donna Fleming
2022-09-19
Verified
We were so impressed with the work done by Dylan and his excellent team on our basement renovation. Dylan was always quick to respond and the whole process was seamless. They all did an amazing job, always on time, went above and beyond, and finished the whole project very fast. We would not hesitate to contact them again in future, and will definitely recommend Finest Finish to others. Thank you Dylan and the whole team! Don & Donna
Wendy K.
Wendy K.
2022-08-25
Verified
These guys really know what they are doing. Dylan, Colton and the team are professionals. We had an interior wall demolished, new drywall installed and painted and popcorn ceiling patched. Finest Finish gave us a fair estimate, communicated throughout, respected the Strata rules, showed up on time and did a great job.
Misty Mack
Misty Mack
2022-08-22
Verified
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.
Derek Archibald
Derek Archibald
2022-06-05
Verified
I had been thinking of redoing my home for a while, and this spring is when I finally decided to go forward with the project. I shopped around for a while to find the best company to do this project with. I didn't want to cheap out and end up disappointed with the end results. After talking with several companies, I decided to go with Finest Finish. Dylan, and Colton, and their apprentice Tim are such a great team to hire. The work you get for what they charge is honestly incredible. One of the best things is the care they have for your home while working on it. Aside from showing up early, and staying late each day. They do their best to leave your home in as clean of a state as they can each day before heading out. Their team gives you confidence when you're home is being worked on, which is honestly so appreciated. Before the project started my home just wasn't what I wanted for myself. It had good bones and looked good for the most part, but it didn't reflect my style and esthetics. When they left for the final time, all I can say is that I was so at peace. The finishing touches were beautiful. Seams were invisible, the framing and dry wall was tight and smooth, the paint job to top it all off was perfect. They use top quality products, and don't cut corners. If something unforseen pops up, they're quick to figure out affordable yet quality solutions. If you're looking for a full home Reno, or even a small project, and want peace of mind, and amazing reaults, I would recommend reaching out to Finest Finish Painting and Drywall. They're a busy bunch, but it's worth the wait! Thanks guys, you made a place that I can come home to and be really happy about. Derek
Tim Lighthall
Tim Lighthall
2022-05-23
Verified
I contacted Dylan initially to come and provide us with an estimate for an interior renovation project that we had in mind. Given the age our home and the variables of having lathe and plaster etc.. I was a little concerned and skeptical about doing the renovation, but Dylan came in with absolute confidence and certainty that the job would turn out incredible. They delivered nothing short of that. The entire crew showed up everyday on time, they worked efficiently as a team, and with an exceptional eye for detail. The end result is more then we could have hoped for, and we're very grateful to have come across such a passionate and honest crew of individuals. Colten and his apprentice were such a pleasure to have working in our home. Very polite , respectful, humorous. Over all 11/10 experience. You get what you pay for with the guys at Finest Finish!
Sheena Erickson
Sheena Erickson
2022-05-07
Verified
I hired the team at Finest Finish to undertake re-skimming the entirety of my 1960's condo, walls & ceilings. Dylan, was very professional, and explained the entire process to me clearly, and in great detail. The drywaller's who showed up to do the were phenomenal, very hard working, punctual, and respectful. I appreciated they brought their dustless sanding machine to protect my home during the process. I am very grateful to have come across this company, who truly delivers on what they say! 10/10 will recommend to all my friends and family!
Rob Wood
Rob Wood
2022-05-05
Verified
Finest Finish did not disappoint from quote to finish. Dylan responded to my request for a quote in a timely manner and attended at our home as scheduled. Dylan was also a great communicator responding to my emails and answering my many questions without delay and provided a fair and competitive quote. Colton was not only professional and friendly he was methodical and meticulous with his keen eye fixing any imperfections in our drywall throughout the painting process. Colton also ensured we had rich and even paint coverage throughout. Our old wood railings and banister have never looked better – Colton did an amazing job prepping and painting them. They surpassed our expectations. Our floors and belongings were also well protected. As their name suggests – they do give the finest finish! We highly recommend Finest Finish – we are so very happy with the results. Thank you FF Team!
Kimber Black
Kimber Black
2022-05-05
Verified
After we installed new plumbing in our upstairs bathroom we were left with two jagged wired massive holes in our downstairs bathroom ceiling. We decided to have Finest Finish do the repairs because Dylan was the ONLY CONTRACTOR who wanted to fix our drywall correctly. Dylan, knew right away that the old ceiling was top of the line,saying 'they don't make them like that anymore'. He explained to me why I needed to keep that strong part of the ceiling and what should be done to restore it properly. He and his team cut the jagged wire mesh holes back smooth, drywalled, and mudded it so well that you cannot tell there was ever a problem. Dylan even repaired damage above the toilet for free because he said it bothered him! Our bathroom looks amazing now. I HIGHLY recommend them