cost - popcorn ceiling removal and paint

NeedBeerNovember 17, 2011

Just had a painting contractor over. Need to get the popcorn off my ceilings, prep and paint them. Using his estimate ($7500) for about 1400 square foot of ceiling area (living and dining are vaulted 14 foot - rest is flat 8 foot ceilings), that works out to over $5 a square foot. seems really high.

I have calls in to others, but not had much luck getting any call backs. I already work over 80 hours a week, and dont have time to do it myself (did the master bedroom myself last year).

Anyone else have this done? what did you wind up paying for it? I also posted this in remodeling forum. wasnt sure which it applied to more. Thanks!

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The big question is - does it contain asbestos or not? You can look in the yellow pages and find asbestos testing places. Or you can look the other way, which I do not recommend, based on experience.

I had an estimate of $600 for a 15 x 25 foot living room/dining room - decided to do it myself. I got a lung infection from the dust, developed pneumonia, etc. Doctor bills plus lost time from work was way over the $600. (Antibiotic pills were $400 for 10 days.) Also, the hugest mess you ever saw, anywhere.

But, if you are really a die hard DIYer, please invest in a respirator, not a little painting mask. Good luck!

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 3:52AM
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