How To Get Rid Of “Popcorn Ceilings” With This Unique Machine


Are you searching for an improvement in your home interior design? The next simple trick will upgrade the look of your ceiling in a few easy steps. It may be possible that the ceiling of your house has a style which was popular back in 1950. This entailed a bumpy drywall that resembles popcorn in a way. Well, in the next video, you will see how to change your `popcorn ceiling` right away.

“Understand the video was put on my small business page for my customers who asked to see. It was not narrated or made as a tutorial. Somehow ( not by my doing) the 28 second video of me working went viral and in 12 hours had 3.5 million views. I’m honoured but overwhelmed with messages and phone calls from across north America. Did not post it to start a debate on who’s method is better. The machine weighs 8.5lbs. I’m 6′ 250lbs and have been running it since 2008. Its not a DIY tool. You don’t need to go to the gym after you sand a cieling. As for asbestos I wet. Sample and have tested. I’ve yet to have one come back positive.” Chopper’s Drywall

The machine is a Porter Cable Dustless Drywall sander (discount 46%)

15 Responses to “How To Get Rid Of “Popcorn Ceilings” With This Unique Machine”

  1. Susan says:

    Doesn’t some old are contain Asbestos? This wasn’t mentioned.

    • Kath B. says:

      It was indeed mentioned…read below the video.

      • David says:

        For the UK the comment about asbestos under the video is misleading. The Artex used for these ceilings in the UK was asbestos based and precautions need to be taken when removing or sanding.

  2. Gisele Schembri says:

    1950s? My husband and I are only ten years married and wanted so much to have that popcorn ceiling that my father in law spent weeks making it just so, one point at a time!!

  3. Greg says:

    I hope your checking for asbestos

  4. Sharon Barnes says:

    No mask?

  5. Shannon says:

    What is the name of machine? Does it get very dusty? You looked pretty clean

  6. Shannon says:

    Sorry just saw the name.

  7. Robear says:

    Personally I do not care for “popcorn” ceilings, but there IS a reason they were popular: COST.

    Drywall (or sheetrock), as opposed to “blue board” (plastered) is only “plastered” (joint compound) at the seams. This results in a wavy ceiling which is VERY noticeable when the light shines across it. You can have a plastered (or highly qualified “rocker”) create a swirl pattern, but this adds cost. The answer, blow the paint mixed with “popcorn” onto the ceiling. This creates a textured effect that 1) hides the joints and 2) helps knock down the echo effect of a flat surface.

  8. Linda says:

    How brilliant is this?! No muss; no fuss!

  9. Gayle hill says:

    Where cab I find the .machine?

  10. JRL says:

    are you using a regular sandpaper disc ? or do you have some kind of course rasp type stripper disc – I have one of these drywall sanders but see how it could so cleanly strip off that popcorn – But I never thought of using it either so THANK YOU for saving me hours and hours of work and clean up

  11. Bill says:

    You are lucky if you have never had a positive result for asbestos on ceilings. I have inspected many homes for asbestos and have seen many including my own which I figured would come back clean but had 5% chrysotile asbestos.

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