Popcorn Ceiling Removal
There’s many different alternatives to finishing the walls and ceilings of your home. In previous years one popular way to finish ceilings in particular was with popcorn, a stucco mixture that was sprayed onto the ceiling which created a rough, sponge like surface that has the appearance of popcorn, hence the name. In recent times, it is no longer as popular due to several drawbacks of popcorn ceiling, especially if it was installed before the banning of asbestos, so many households have decided to have it removed. Our drywall company can also remove your textured ceiling for you.
Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Popcorn ceiling removal is one of our specialties. Popcorn ceiling is a stucco finish that was popular many decades ago, but it is being used less and less in home’s these days. Not only that, it’s becoming more and more common for people to have this type of finish removed from their homes for various reasons, including safety concerns and the fact that it’s simply not really in style anymore. Our team can handle the removal of popcorn ceiling from your home, and make sure that it all gets done in the right way so you don’t have to worry about any issues.
One of the most important reasons that many people opt to have popcorn ceiling removed from their home is from safety concerns. That’s because popcorn ceiling was known to have contained asbestos in the past. So if you have an older home, with a construction date that predates the banning of asbestos, there’s a risk that your popcorn ceiling may contain asbestos. If this is the case, then having a professional team like ours remove it from your home is of serious importance.
Another problem with popcorn ceiling is the fact that it’s difficult to maintain it, and this is another major reason why people opt to have it removed from their home. What exactly does that mean? Well, the unique abrasive and bumped surface makes it difficult to keep popcorn ceiling clean. It’s tough to remove dust and dirt, as it can become lodged in the various crevasses in the surface. Not only that, trying to clean the surface can actually cause damage if you aren’t incredibly careful. Given these difficulties many people simply opt to have it removed instead.
Out of Date Look
The other concern that you might have is that popcorn ceiling gives your home an out of date look. This is because this particular type of finishing reached its peak popularity a few decades back, so it’s almost never seen in new or modern homes. Not only that, it’s hard to modernize or update the look of it because it’s difficult to paint due the abrasive nature of the surface. So, in order to create a new modern look in your home, you can opt to have your popcorn ceiling removed by our professional team.
Why Hire Professionals?
Many people think that popcorn ceiling removal is a simple and easy process but that couldn't be further from the truth. Although it doesn't require any expensive complicated tools there are many things to consider with acoustic ceiling removal. First is to know whether or not your ceiling contains asbestos. Before you decide to scrape your ceiling its important to test a small sample to see if it contains asbestos. If it does, some homeowners choose simple to cover up their ceiling with a new drywall finish. Others choose to cover it with tongue and groove wood planks. For those who don't want any asbestos remaining in their home scraping the textured ceiling is the only reasonable choice
If you decide to remove your acoustic ceiling first we will remove any objects and furniture from the room to whatever extent possible. Remaining furniture will be grouped together and covered with plastic drop cloths. We will also cover your walls and floor with plastic drop cloths to protect your home and make the cleanup process quick and easy.
Popcorn ceiling removal is easiest when the plaster is sprayed with water to make it wet, but it should not be too wet so as to avoid damaging the drywall taping beneath it. Some popcorn ceilings will not absorb water easily due to being painted or mixed with paint during their initial application. While we can do a dry scraping to remove your textured ceiling, it will take longer and be more expensive.
Once we have prepared everything then we can begin scraping the textured finish from your ceiling. After its been removed we will refinish the drywall and paint it to your desired color.
As you can see there is a lot to consider when removing your popcorn ceiling in Reno. Leave it to the professionals to take care of all the hard work for you. Call us today for your free quote.