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Old 2014-04-22, 02:39 PM
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Hey all,

We bought a place and schedule to close in June. I am looking for a contractor to remove popcorn and smooth ceiling. I am hoping to get it done before moving in as I read it's a very messy job. Smooth ceiling already in bathrooms, kitchen, and family room. So I estimate this to be a ~1500 sq ft job.

Anyone know of a good contractor and approximate price? I just need someone to remove the popcorn, mud, plaster, and be ready for paint. I will paint it myself later.
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Old 2014-04-25, 12:39 PM
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Wow, that's gonna be alot of work! Your gonna need an experienced drywaller to give it a 3rd coat of mud which was never applied cause the stipple hides the imperfections.
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Try hiring some good contractor with reliable reviews for that...not the kijiji ones who would say "save tax if you pay cash" ...try searching on homestars
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It will be good if you mention your location/city as well...you cant hire the best contractor of gta if you live in ottawa
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Oh right, location would be helpful. I am in GTA, specifically Markham. So anyone knows of a good painter/drywaller?
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Oh right, location would be helpful. I am in GTA, specifically Markham. So anyone knows of a good painter/drywaller?
Have you read the replies on RFD? Since you thought $5K was too much to pay the builder, I highly doubt you can find anyone who will do a quality job for less! But good luck with your search.
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Have you read the replies on RFD? Since you thought $5K was too much to pay the builder, I highly doubt you can find anyone who will do a quality job for less! But good luck with your search.
I was travelling so wasn't able to check till now. Thank you for your kind words, I am sure I will find someone in due time. Yes I do think $5k is too much, but to each his own.
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It isn't a cheap job. I can say that from experience. My husband is a drywall finisher by trade. He mostly does higher end custom homes by day, but does a lot of jobs at night and on weekend from referrals.

Depending on the size of each room it can range anywhere from 300-600 per room. Like you mentioned, it is a very messy job, and does require a lot of mud. Make sure that you do hire someone who can give referrals. A bad finishing job will definitely show once it's all painted.
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