Popcorn Ceiling Removal in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Popcorn (or “acoustic”) ceilings used to be all the rage. This was in part because they absorbed sound well, but also because they were super easy to apply and required no real surface prep. You could spray it on, creating that glorious popcorn texture, and never need to worry about cracks, blemishes, or smudges again.
Once acoustic ceilings fell out of vogue, however, they began dating homes faster than almost anything. One glance and you know that it’s an older property, and that the ceiling hasn’t been touched in 30+ years.
There was another big problem too: up until it was banned in 1978, asbestos was used as the binding agent in the popcorn ceiling mixture. This is why you really shouldn’t disturb your popcorn ceilings without the help and guidance of a professional!
Can You Remove Popcorn Ceiling Texture?
Yes, it can be done, but it’s a messy process that requires the right approach, tools, and know-how. And, just to reiterate, in homes built prior to 1978, those popcorn ceilings could contain asbestos, so please don’t take on popcorn ceiling removal as a DIY project.
How Do You Remove Popcorn Ceilings?
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Take all precautions as far as workplace safety, testing the surface for asbestos, and using personal protective equipment.
Thorough containment, from floor to ceiling. Popcorn removal makes quite a mess, and we want to be sure it’s contained for easy removal.
Spray the ceiling with a product used to soften the popcorn surface.
Carefully scrape the surface, alternating between spraying and scraping to move efficiently through the space.
It can be easy to gouge and scratch the ceiling, adding one more reason to the list of why it’s a good idea to leave this process in the hands of professional painters. Plus, after the process, cleanup, and proper disposal is done, you need to prep, patch, and paint the ceiling again.
Have More Questions About Our Popcorn Ceiling Removal Services?
Give us a call at MB Jessee Painting! We’ve been painting Bay Area homes and businesses for over 25 years, and would love the opportunity to serve you.