Popcorn ceilings have fallen out of style over the decades, but some houses still have them. Many homeowners might wonder how to remove them. Fortunately, it’s not as difficult as you might initially think. There are a few options to keep in mind when preparing to paint your ceiling. Performing it as a DIY project might be tempting, but the professionals at Mike’s Quality Painting can get the job done right.
What is Popcorn Ceiling?
Popcorn ceilings are an older type of ceiling that’s often spray-on or painted on and are composed of tiny particles of polystyrene or vermiculite that aid in sound-dampening. Because of this reason, they were commonly found in apartments and homes, as they were a cheaper alternative to painting a ceiling and didn’t require priming or sanding. Unfortunately, asbestos can be present in popcorn ceilings which can be dangerous and cause serious health problems if left alone. If you suspect your home has a popcorn ceiling, it’s vital to have it tested for asbestos and removed by experts.
Benefits of Removing and Repainting a Popcorn Ceiling
One of the most important benefits of removing a popcorn ceiling is preventing health hazards due to the possibility of it containing asbestos. Aside from that, there are other aesthetic benefits. Popcorn ceilings reached the height of popularity in the 70s, but decades since then have passed, causing this type of ceiling to look outdated. Removing it allows you to create a fresh, modern look for your home.
The bumpy texture can also create harsh shadows and be detrimental to the lighting of any room. They also tend to discolor over time, creating a dingy and aging appearance. These types of ceilings also tend to attract dust and cobwebs and disintegrate over time, eventually shedding debris onto the floor and furniture. Removing popcorn ceilings can also increase the value of your home, as potential buyers may see popcorn ceilings as a detriment that would require renovations.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional Painter
Whether you are preparing your house for sale or simply want to spruce up the interior of your home, hiring Mike’s Quality Painting to remove popcorn texture from your ceiling and repaint it is a good choice. Popcorn ceilings are hard to paint and require more patience than traditional ceilings. The experts will be able to overcome any obstacles that arise and do the job right the first time. Hiring a team of professional painters also makes repainting your ceiling easier and less time-consuming than a DIY painting project.
Removing and repainting popcorn ceilings benefits your health and your home’s appearance and valuation. Mike’s Quality Painting is proud to serve our New Mexico residents with fast, friendly, and professional painting services. When you’re ready to repaint your popcorn ceiling, call the experts in ceiling painting services—Mike’s Quality Painting! Call us today or visit us online to get an estimate.