Cost to Remove Textured Paint

Cost to Remove Textured Paint

To remove textured paint a contractor charges $302 vs. doing it yourself for $75 and saving 75 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 9.0 Diy 11.0
Money Pro $302 Diy $75
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 Cost to Remove Textured Paint

Cost to Remove Textured Paint

To remove textured paint a contractor charges $302 vs. doing it yourself for $75 and saving 75 percent. Adjust the home improvement and repair cost with your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Hours Pro 9.0 Diy 11.0
Money Pro $302 Diy $75
Click to Adjust Cost to Your ZIP Code.
HA Get Pro Help
DIY Word of the Day
Feathering – painting a small area to blend in with a surrounding paint or stain
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By Gene and Katie Hamilton

The rustic appeal of a texture finish is popular with many people, but not everyone likes the rough surface. If you're one of them, and want to remove texture paint, it's not an easy task. Actually, it's not difficult, it's just messy and time consuming. In some cases, it's easier to just cover up the surface with thin 1/4-inch wallboard, but that involves removing and then reinstalling woodwork and trim. But the result is a new flat wall surface ready to paint.

The task of removing texture paint involves using a gel-type paint stripper to loosen the textured coating, then scrape it off, and repair and sand it before painting. A painting or drywall contractor will charge $302 to remove texture paint from a ceiling in a 10-by-15-foot room and make any necessary repairs to the surface. You can do the job for $75, the cost of the tools and materials, and save 75 percent.

That saving is well earned because it's a tedious and labor-intensive project. You apply the stripper to loosen the surface, scrape it off, and then repair and sand the surface smooth. You need an old wide paintbrush, roller and pan, drywall knife, scraper, putty knife, and drywall sanding pole with sandpaper and a finishing sander. You'll also need a respirator, chemical-resistant rubber gloves, masking tape, drop cloths, joint compound and a ladder.

Not interested in doing this job? Find a painting contractor who has the skills and tools to do it right by clicking here to get to Home Advisor and it will open in a new tab and you’ll have to answer some basic questions about your job followed by contractors in your area to do the job.

Another option is Skim Coating as suggested by sawdustgirl.com.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to remove textured paint lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor. To customize the cost to where you live add your ZIP Code in the cost box.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

The cost and time data is generated by averaging labor and material data from annually updated cost books used by contractors and refined by the authors' experience remodeling 13 houses. They are authors of 20 home improvement books and Do It Yourself or Not, a weekly column syndicated by Tribune Content Agency. The national cost can be adjusted by ZIP Code.


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