Let's face it we all hate this ugly, impossible to clean, out of date textures on our ceilings and walls! And once that stuff has been painted a simple water solution will not work to soften the texture for removal. Painted popcorn/swirl/orange peel textures on drywall only have a few removal options and they are not all DIY friendly. You'll need to hire a contractor if you want to skim coat which is basically covering the existing texture in place with a smooth finish. This option can be expensive and messy! The same goes for drywall replacement where a contractor will come in and rip out the old drywall, replace, tape, and paint. Dry scraping can be done by yourself but it is grueling labor and very messy the dust gets everywhere!
So what can you do other than paying a fortune or avoid looking up? Easy there is a new removal product in Canada and the USA called EZ Strip Popcorn Ceiling Remover and yes this is the most DIY friendly removal option out there! Here is how it works: