My living room ceiling was finished with ugly popcorn paint. We always hated it but could not come up with any solution rather than scraping it off and plastering it. Drop ceiling was not an option as it was bringing the height down significantly.
Earlier my friend suggested to look at stretch ceiling systems.
At first I was very skeptical about it. "Stretch ceiling?! Sounds soo weird!" - I thought. But I decided to give it a try. I googled the product, read many reviews and got a chance to see it at someones house. When the research was done I was sold on the idea! I called Universal Ceilings, ordered the material from them, and in a few days the crew showed up to install it. I asked them "how long?" And they said: "By the end of the day it should be done!" I did not believe it but what a heck, right?! It was a done deal!
So, by 4:30pm I was looking at my perfectly straight, amazingly leveled high gloss ceiling! No furniture was moved out of the room, no dust created! I loved it!
Don't spend any of your time looking for any other solution when it comes to covering a popcorn paint! This is your solution!