Painting "Popcorn" Or Stipple Ceiling

July 2nd 2008
Painting "Popcorn" Or Stipple Ceiling

Q. We have a home that is approximately 7 years old. The ceilings are all stipple but someone told us that they were "popcorn" stipple and that they could not be painted (when you touch the ceiling, parts of the stipple fall off). Some of the ceilings, especially the kitchen, are now in need of some sprucing up. What do we do? What can you suggest?

A. Popcorn ceilings can be painted using a product formulated for textured ceilings such as ProFresh Ceiling Paint available through Cloverdale Paint Stores. Apply with a Slit Foam Roller. Keep the roller flat and roll slowly.

It's just that easy.

Shell Busey