Pittsboro Chatham County Popcorn Removal

Take your ceilings from popcorn to smooth

For decades, popcorn ceilings  were the standard choice of contractors doing home construction, because it was a fast, inexpensive way to finish ceilings. But if the popcorn texture was ever popular with homeowners, that day has long past. Today people want to see smooth, clean surfaces on their ceilings, so the popcorn has got to go—and in most cases, they call a professional to remove it.

Why most people outsource popcorn ceiling removal

Removal of popcorn ceilings is messy, labor-intensive, physically demanding and time-consuming for non-professionals. If not done correctly, it can require additional repairs to ceilings or cause damage to furnishings. An experienced professional can apply years of expertise and a proven process to get the job done quickly, cleanly, affordably—and without damage to your ceilings, your furnishings, or your peace of mind.

Why Faircloth Popcorn Removal

Mike Faircloth has decades of experience safely removing popcorn ceilings and replacing them with smooth drywall fabrications. He does not take shortcuts that would compromise the quality and effect of the finished product, and he guarantees his work for two years. Mike performs all work personally and does not use subcontractors. His attention to detail and dedication to quality is highly appreciated by customers.

Call for a free estimate

Call for an onsite evaluation and free estimate. Faircloth Popcorn Removal will provide prompt, reliable service and quality workmanship at a fair price, and you’ll have smooth new ceilings to enjoy for years to come.

 Pittsboro, North Carolina’s main downtown intersection

With a median income of over $100,000 (twice the state average) that means the housing is also above average. Neighborhoods like Chatham Forest, Potterstone Village,Bobcat Point,The Preserve and Powell Place set the bar for anyone looking at houses.

Homes with old popcorn style ceilings are not what the affluent Pittsboro homeowners want. Pittsboro has long been the main Town of Chatham County and with that came a housing boom from the 1990’s to today.

Popcorn ceilings, which are also known as acoustic ceilings, were especially popular in homes and other buildings between the latter half of the 1950s through the earlier years of the 1980s. It’s uncertain why exactly these asbestos popcorn ceiling installations became so popular, but many people believe that it’s because they were so simple to apply and because they hid imperfections that existed in the ceiling.

Imperfections are not what you want when it’s time to remove that old popcorn ceiling. You want to trust someone who has been doing ceiling work for 30+ years. With the average home price in Pittsboro now over $225,000 you can’t afford to live with an old popcorn ceiling or an amateur popcorn ceiling removal contractor.

Cost of Popcorn Ceiling Removal and Repair
According to Home Advisor, the average price for popcorn ceiling removal in the Pittsboro-Chatham County area is between $700 – $2500.

price for popcorn ceiling removal in Pittsboro, NC
Hiring someone to remove the old popcorn textured ceiling is only the first step. Once that has been done, you will also need to repair and refinish the new flat ceiling.

Making the large, open concept ceilings in Chatham County look seamless and beautiful is not a job for someone new. It takes years of experience to be able to make a ceiling look flawless.

If you want to change the look of your ceiling from rough to smooth and make your home more beautiful, more desirable and more livable you’ve come to the right place. Contact us for a quote today.


In older homes, asbestos can be a very serious problem, especially for smaller children or the elderly. If your home was constructed before 1978, it is always wise to test the popcorn texture for asbestos before any ceiling surface is disturbed. Contact CEI Labs Cary NC


Before any popcorn texture removal work is done, all surrounding electrical circuits will be checked and turned off.


Any and all surfaces directly below the work area will be covered and protected by plastic sheeting or drop cloths. This helps to protect your personal items and makes for an easier clean up.


The ceiling will be prepped with a hydrating solution. This helps by cutting down on free airborne drywall dust and loosening the textured surface. If the ceiling has a layer of paint over the popcorn this can be very challenging and more labor.


The texture removal process can sometimes expose flaws in the drywall itself. If this occurs with your home, we will skim / float a layer of drywall joint compound on the ceiling to insure a proper, smooth finish.


Your ceiling will be sanded with a dustless sander to a smooth finish. and pointed up, You will be left with a ready to paint surface


The job isn’t complete until your home has been returned to the state it was in before we arrived. Proper clean up is the hallmark of a true professional.All drywall and popcorn will be cleaned , We treat your home as or own.


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