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1 gal. Popcorn Ceiling Remover

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Product Overview

Max Strip Painted Popcorn Ceiling remover is designed specifically to remove painted popcorn ceilings and other types of textured drywall with multi-layered paint. Our DIY friendly formula allows for a dust free removal method so you can update your home without the need to replace drywall.
  • Does not contain methylene chloride, NMP, caustic or flammable chemicals
  • Safe dust free alternative to scraping painted popcorn and other textured drywall coatings
  • 100% cling, no drip gel for easy overhead application
  • No harsh fumes with a pleasant fragrance and cleans up with just water
  • Skin safe formula for easy home use
  • Removes painted popcorn ceilings and other drywall textures in 4 easy steps
  • Easy to use do-it-yourself friendly dust free removal method

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Specifications

Dimensions

Container Size
1 Gallon

Details

Biodegradable
Biodegradable
Combustibility
Not Combustible
Concentrated or Ready to Use
Ready to use
Interior/Exterior
Interior
Materials Removed
Latex,Latex-based dry paint,Oil-based dry paint
Number per Package
1
Paint Prep & Cleanup Product Type
Paint Remover,Paint Stripper,Texture Remover
Product Dispenser Type
Plastic Bottle
Product Form
Gel
Recommended Surfaces
Ceiling,Wall,Wallpaper
Returnable
90-Day
Solvent Type
Dibasic Ester

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
N/A

Questions & Answers

7Questions22Answers

Can this be used for Sand swirl textured ceilings?

Asked by Ken February 15, 2021
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Yes absolutely! We always recommend testing a small area first for best set time as they will vary depending on age and thickness of texture.

Ccan i use this on painted interior textured walls?

Asked by Rebecca August 2, 2020
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Yes, I used this in a bathroom with medium texture that had been painted at least once.

Will this product remove a swirled sand finish?

Asked by MikeTheReviewer May 6, 2020
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Yes Max Strip Popcorn Ceiling Remover can effective remove paints textured with sand. Set times will vary depending on type of paint and how much material was mixed into it.

Can this be sprayed on? What are the 4 steps referred to in the description?

Asked by Eric March 7, 2020
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No, it is too thick. Instructions say to use a brush or roller.

Can this be used on a popcorn ceiling that is made of plaster that was placed on top of an existi...

Asked by EK January 28, 2020
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This did not work on my ceiling. I found a sprayer with water seemed to work better. Wet it down and let the water soak for 15-30 min and spray again until it is loose enough to scrap with a putty knife

How many gallons needed for 1300 square foot of popcorn ceiling

Asked by LT January 19, 2020
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Answers

Around 13 gallons, if 1 gallon or 4 quarts covers approximately 100 sq ft.

What is the coverage area?

Asked by Zobo26 November 17, 2019
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One gallon covers from 80 - 100 square feet.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.1
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  • 94% recommend this product
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The MAX STRIP 1 GAL. POPCORN CEILING REMOVER works really great. The first time i tried to take o...
The MAX STRIP 1 GAL. POPCORN CEILING REMOVER works really great. The first time i tried to take off the popcorn ceiling with scraper it got everywhere, (i had to buy a shop vac to clean up all the mess (the spouse was not very happy with me)). The application was very easy, just brush it on to the ceilings, wait a bit and then you can scrape it off, it didnt tear the paper on the dry wall. Take a look at my pictures and see how good it works. I should have done this from the start, it was clean and simple.
by edrey69
3 people found this helpful
This was a great product for bringing down the popcorn ceiling. Sections of it were easily remov...
This was a great product for bringing down the popcorn ceiling. Sections of it were easily removed within 3-4 hours and other areas were longer. Considering our home was built in 1968 there were many coats of paint to remove. Be sure to use an extra-rough surface roller and be generous with the application. I'm so happy with the outcome.
by Yeahcompleted
1 person found this helpful
Expect to need more of this than you think you will. It's best to roll with two coats on the targ...
Expect to need more of this than you think you will. It's best to roll with two coats on the target area and let it soak ideally overnight for good measure. That way, it'll come off in bigger clumps and will ultimately make your life easier rather than applying and trying to work with it 20-30 minutes later. The fact you have to use more of it than you expect going into it and the timesink that the job requires makes this 4 stars. But, it worked for me and hopefully it will for you.
by HomeDepotCustomer
3 people found this helpful
This product is very easy to use. Simply follow the instructions exactly and you will get perfect...
This product is very easy to use. Simply follow the instructions exactly and you will get perfect results. The instructions are easy to follow. I used a shop vac and taped my paint scraper to the end of the hose when I was scraping and that caught most of the mess I would have had to clean up from the floor. Once dry, I painted on 1 coat of primer and 1 coat of paint. My ceiling looks brand new.
by msbshp
2 people found this helpful
This product helps to make a terrible situation a little bit better. I have an entire house that ...
This product helps to make a terrible situation a little bit better. I have an entire house that has stippled ceilings. I included a picture below. I picked up this product hoping to take on the entire project. I first ceiling to be "tested" was the guest bathroom. It is small, so I thought it might be a good place to start. The stripper does basically everything that it says it would do. Aids in the removal of the bulk of the material and MOST IMPORTANTLY......NO DUST!! for that portion of the removal anyway. As you can see from the pictures. You will still need to do some mudding and sanding as you start preparing the area for paint. My opinion. Using this for a room or maybe 2 is fine, but if you need an entire house done, I would pay the professionals to do it. They will have commercial machines that collect most of the dust as they are working and they will get the entire job done much quicker.
by AverageDude
2 people found this helpful
Popcorn ceiling removal is a real pain and mess to do, but if you want it gone, this is the produ...
Popcorn ceiling removal is a real pain and mess to do, but if you want it gone, this is the product that you want to use to do it. It worked like a charm and the instructions and application were easy enough to understand. You should be doing this anyways due to the popcorn ceiling material, but you should wear a mask to minimize the dust and other materials you'll be breathing in.
by ChrisV
1 person found this helpful
This popcorn ceiling remover works great. It does require some work, however, to do correctly.. T...
This popcorn ceiling remover works great. It does require some work, however, to do correctly.. The remover must stay moist in order to work. It comes in a gel-like form. The bottle says to cover it with plastic after applying to keep it moist for 12 hours or so that it needs to be on the ceiling. We did not cover it with plastic because it was too much of a pain. We didn't leave it as long as it says either. Still, it did make the popcorn ceiling easier to remove.
by Wolfbane
This MAX STRIP 1 GAL. POPCORN CEILING REMOVER product is an effective way to get the ceiling resi...
This MAX STRIP 1 GAL. POPCORN CEILING REMOVER product is an effective way to get the ceiling residue removed without too much problems. It is recommended to clear the area because of damp debris falling while being readied for removal. I suggest tacking a plastic material below the work area to catch old popcorn ceiling area compound. It is advisable to let the removal material for at least four hours before starting the job.
by JamesB
Around the 1970's and 80’s, popcorn ceilings became the rage in many homes across the country. Of...
Around the 1970's and 80’s, popcorn ceilings became the rage in many homes across the country. Often referred to as acoustical or cottage cheese ceilings, people installed these surfaces to hide flaws and imperfections. Now the times have changed and this Max Strip Popcorn Ceiling Remover can safely remove painted coatings, textures and popcorn ceiling stipple from drywall, wood, and more with minimal damage to the surface and lessen the amount of dust created. MAX Strip products are water based, skin safe, and fume free. Some users reported that the product doesnt work but I would say every little bit helps, especially when working overhead, a shoulder, bicep and tricep workout awaits, just be sure and purchase proper ppe and use plenty of dropcloths.
by JASON
Max Strip 1 gal. Popcorn Ceiling Remover I have had to use paint removers in the past, and the fu...
Max Strip 1 gal. Popcorn Ceiling Remover I have had to use paint removers in the past, and the fumes were terrible for my lungs. I was so happy to find this water based product that is so much safer to breathe. I like reusing as much as we can, so I need to remove a section of textured paint with several thick layers on a section of board I need for another project. Keeping my board covered with plastic is a great trade off of toxic odor for the extra time it might take to remove the painted section. The Max Strip is a thick ice blue gel which is firm but easy to apply. The odor reminds me of Elmer's original white glue. I applied a thick layer of gel, then another layer after 10 min. and covered it with plastic film, leaving it for 4 hours. When I checked it in 4 hours I saw it was starting to soften but needed more time so I left it a full 12 hours covered in the plastic. I then scraped as much off as I could with a putty knife. This step did take a good amount of effort. I then took a picture at the end of day one. Day two I left a newly applied layer of gel on another 4 hours and removed the rest of the paint. There was a bit of stain left in the wood pores, but the wood felt very smooth and will be perfect when painted.
by Veronica
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