In times past, a popcorn ceiling was desirable because it helped to stop sound from bouncing around the room, causing an echo, and it was also a newer look that many people desired. That is no longer the case. In many older homes, a popcorn ceiling is regarded as ugly and a nuisance. If you have children who occasionally throw pillows or stuffed animals around, the slightest graze of the ceiling can cause a messy sprinkle of styrofoam particles. Hiring a contractor to scrape your ceiling and repaint it is an excellent idea because a professional is set up with the equipment to help contain the mess. Getting the acoustic ceiling down isn’t exactly the hardest part of the job. Cleaning up after the job is done can be time consuming. But having to texture and paint after the popcorn ceiling is removed is the real work.
Acoustic ceiling removal
Like when a room is being painted using a sprayer, everything that will remain in the room must be covered to protect your furniture when removing the popcorn ceiling. When the ceiling is being scraped, the tiny styrofoam balls fly everywhere and can leave undesirable white crumbly material on everything in the room.
Some things that can make this already labor intensive job even harder is if the popcorn ceiling had been painted at one time. The paint can soak up into the styrofoam, creating a hardened, thick texture on the ceiling. Regardless of the job, an experienced painting company will be able to completely remove the popcorn texture material from the ceiling and give you the look you want.
Once all the texture is removed, any holes and cracks in the ceiling will be filled. If the ceiling is left in bad shape, it can be sanded down to a smooth surface and painted. The entire room will feel and look so different without the presence of the old, acoustic ceiling material.
Removing acoustic ceiling is not without its risks. There were many decades in which popcorn ceiling was acceptable. If you suspect that popcorn ceiling was applied to your ceiling before 1979, it is possible that the application contains asbestos or lead paint. When the acoustic material is removed, these harmful substances can get into the air and be inhaled. This is all the more reason to hire a professional to remove the acoustic or popcorn ceiling from your Northern California home. A professional company will be aware of this possibility and will take the necessary precautions.
If you are in Northern California and are looking for acoustic and popcorn ceiling removal services, give D&D Painting a call today.