Suppose you are looking for a way to improve your existing popcorn ceiling. In that case, re-painting is an excellent alternative for homeowners wishing to transform their existing ceilings without spending a small fortune. Popcorn ceiling removal services can eliminate your old popcorn ceiling, re-landscape them, and bring your house into the modern era quickly, professionally, and inexpensively. As opposed to remodeling your ceiling, hiring a popcorn ceiling removal service can save you money. Professional contractors can also make repairs to your ceiling that are not visible, such as around window frames. This ensures your entire house is restored, rather than a few select areas.
Many homeowners choose to have their old popcorn ceiling scraped and repaired. Although the process does take longer than painting or staining your ceiling, it provides the ability to create a custom look that is very different from other homes on the block. With scraping, drywall removal services will also remove the visible portions of your drywall, allowing you to replace it with beautiful new material that matches your decor. This is also a good choice if you do not wish to replace the entire drywall, but simply want to change the style or color of the drywall. You might choose to replace the old wallpaper, paint the walls in a new color, or use other decorative touches that are less noticeable.
There are two main methods to remove popcorn ceilings: one involves using a high-pressure air cleaning machine (which may require extensive wiring within your home), and the second involves the mechanical removal of the ceiling. High-pressure air removal machines are often used by popcorn ceiling repair companies in order to successfully clean away dirt, debris, and replace the ceiling with a newer, healthier material. Unfortunately, this method can cause damage to the drywall underneath, which is what you are trying to avoid.
In order to successfully clean a popcorn ceiling, you must apply a solution consisting of acetic acid, water, and soap using a sponge or a towel. The foam should be damp; otherwise, it will not properly penetrate the surface of the drywall. Use your brush or roller to scrub the surface of the ceiling. After washing, rinse the soap from the surface of the cottage cheese foam with warm water and dry the surface with another piece of towels. Let the foam dry for five minutes before applying another coat of foam to help seal the cracks between coats.
If your popcorn ceiling has large crevices where large pieces of debris have been scraped, you may need to use a stapler in order to seal the crack. This is especially important if the scraped area is located near a doorway or skylight. Stapling will also help prevent the large pieces of debris from falling into your house where they may become airborne and catch fire. Make sure to check on the weather in your area before attempting to remove large items from your crevices. Wet or damp areas may require a quick drying medium before scrapping.
In some cases, your popcorn ceiling may contain asbestos. If this is the case, you should remove the asbestos and dispose of it properly by flushing it down the toilet or using a filtration system to rid the home of any remaining particles. It is important to place any asbestos related materials containing asbestos away from the crevices as they may become airborne during a remodeling project. You can also purchase an asbestos disposal kit at your local hardware store to safely dispose of the material.
If you are unable to remove large pieces of drywall or damaged drywall from your ceilings via drywall scraping or a DIY job, you may need to purchase a popcorn ceiling repair kit. These kits include a scraper made out of steel blades and special fiberglass brushes that will scrape off the large pieces of drywall. A skim coat of paint may be required if you do not want to paint over the loose drywall. This is also the time to contact a contractor for finishing touches that will prevent future drywall issues.
Removing popcorn ceiling repairs does not have to be a messy or time consuming project. Before beginning, make sure you know exactly what type of material is on your ceiling. For older homes, you may have asphalt shingles on the ceiling and a fiberglass sheet on the outside. For remodeled older homes, you can remove the old asphalt shingles, clean them thoroughly, apply the fiberglass sheet, and replace them with the new style. All in all, removing popcorn ceiling repairs is not as difficult as it seems. As long as you have the proper tools, the correct materials, and the correct method, you can have the look of a finished room without the hassle of tearing everything down.