Removal of stucco ceiling

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Posted by: from Scarborough
2/9/2014 at 2:59:31 PM

How much does it cost to remove stucco ceiling?

We are thinking to install pot lights on the first floor and wonder if it is worthwhile to remove the stucco ceiling, 500-600 sq feet approximately.

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Date/Time2/9/2014 at 5:44:09 PM

Its not that hard to do even for yourself. I would quote around $1 per sq ft for removal plus drywall patching.

Typically you could do the removal to save money, but I would get in a prof drywaller to patch the ceiling from all the scraping etc.

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Date/Time2/10/2014 at 9:59:21 AM


I agree with Ben. There are a couple of things to consider:

One is. what is the stucco painted with. Is it Latex or Oil base paint. If it is painted with a latex primer and/or paint, then It might be something you want to consider doing your self. But if it is painted with an oil base paint, I would recommend getting in a Taping Pro. The oil base surface will have to be skimmed with drywall compound and sanded to prime able and paint able finish.

Two is, no matter what you choose to do, it will be messy. Make sure the area is well protected.

There are tricks to help with the removal if you are doing it yourself.


Summerset Construction Ltd.

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Date/Time2/10/2014 at 6:00:53 PM

About $5 / sqft.

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Dave from 360renos in Ottawa
Date/Time2/10/2014 at 8:28:22 PM

Hi Yu,

Depending on the age of your home there is also the possibility that the ceiling texture (popcorn) may contain asbestos.

Best to check to be sure.


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Vasyl from VPK Construction in Toronto
Date/Time2/20/2014 at 12:49:29 PM


Thank you.

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