We agree with Jason who states “Popcorn belongs in a movie theater bucket drenched in butter, not on a ceiling. Cottage Cheese? Well let’s just say it’s something I never want to see in large quantities when I look up.”
Popcorn ceilings are widespread in homes built during the 60’s and 70’s and may contain asbestos which makes their removal a more costly and difficult process. If you no longer want to live under a veil of cottage cheese then these step-by-steps from DoItYourself.com and Jasongraphix should be enough to convince you to remove or keep your textured ceiling.