Our popcorn ceiling had been previously painted so a straightforward scraping and painting was not in the cards. A re-plastering (2 coats) was required and it took a couple of days to complete with one day off inbetween to allow for drying of plaster. Ceiling looked great upon completion. Keep the final result in mind and overlook the work in process. You'll be much happier and less stressed. Louie was very easy to talk to and in making arrangements for the job. A very pleasant, responsive and down to earth kind of guy. Very competitive pricing.