Popcorn Ceiling Removal
Whether moving into a new home or updating your existing space, a popcorn ceiling is the first place that you should start. These ceilings have rigid textures that collect dirt, are difficult to clean and date the look of any property. When you are ready to get the best results for your space, call a Pickle Painter for your popcorn ceiling removal.
Popcorn might be a favourite snack but that does not mean that you want it hanging out around your home or workspace. Modernizing a space is as simple as smoothing out your textured ceiling but there is a right way and a wrong way to get the job done. From prep work to safe handling of potentially dangerous materials, ceiling treatments are best left off of your list of DIY projects.
Getting the Best Results: Professional Ceiling Care
You don’t have to live in a heritage home to go toe-to-toe with popcorn ceilings. These aesthetic nightmares were popular in homes from the 1930’s, straight through to the 1990’s. Textured ceilings were thought to add several perks to property interiors but over time, homeowners realized that they are more harm than good.
Popcorn ceilings were a popular option for homes due to their sound proofing and ability to cover up minor imperfections. When dealing with a loud acoustic, ceilings with a flat surface increase noise travel, which can be problematic. In addition to muffling noise, a textured ceiling can help to hide any potential marks leftover following unexpected damage or ceiling repair. As beneficial as this may seem, it does not counter the disadvantages that come with these textures.
In addition to being a visual home improvement, removal can help to create a safer environment. It is not uncommon for older homes to have dangerous construction materials lurking somewhere. One of the most common of these is asbestos. This dangerous material is known to have connections to respiratory illness and even links to cancer. Proper removal is key to keeping tenants, visitors and yourself safe.
A simple dry scrape can release dust that will permeate throughout your living space. When left untouched, asbestos remains neutral but when it is disturbed, that is when this material becomes dangerous. Sanding the ceiling alone can spread harmful dust across a work area or living space, so it is better to consult an expert before any attempt to remove the popcorn ceiling around your space.
It is possible to get a test kit from just about anywhere but basic kits are not always reliable. Testing for asbestos is important before any construction or removal begins. By testing small sections of the ceiling, it is possible to tell whether you are dealing with asbestos before the removal process begins.
Pickle Painting: The Best Results For Your Space
Metro Vancouver B.C. has a long and rich history and with that come homes with a lot of character. Preserving the condition of your home and creating a safe space means ditching those textured ceilings. Instead of scraping away at materials and risking damage to expensive additions like crown molding, light fixtures and beyond.
Our Pickle Painting teams arrive on scene with all the necessary tools to test, treat and protect your work or living space. With painter’s tape, drop cloths and plastic sheeting at the ready, our painting crews are able to protect furniture, fixtures and other vulnerable areas.
Once textured ceilings are removed, property owners are met with endless possibilities. Adding details such as decorative ceiling tiles, a fresh paint colour or just a cleaner, more appealing surface, this blank canvas can be used in any way that you want it to. In addition to benefiting visual appeal, a popcorn ceiling can be a major deterrent for potential homebuyers. If you are looking to sell your home or relocate, removing textures from your ceiling is a cost-effective way to boost your curb appeal.