Popcorn ceilings tend to trap steam and water vapor, especially when in bathrooms and kitchens, and can lead to structural damage.
Over the years this moisture can lead to mold and wood-rot, making the air unsafe to breathe. This can also lead to the invitation of vermin and pests which could eventually cause your ceiling to collapse. Popcorn ceilings can develop holes and cracks. This makes patching difficult and causes noticeable blemishes.
What Is Popcorn Ceiling?
In the mid-twentieth century, popcorn ceilings were a common way to disguise any flaws or blemishes in drywall and plaster. Many homeowners also used them to add a stylish touch and hide the dirty look.
Unfortunately though, the texture of the popcorn ceiling traps dust and spider webs which makes it difficult to clean. Removing the popcorn ceiling is a job that should be left to experienced professionals.
Impact on Real Estate
Popcorn ceilings are also difficult to repair and paint, so if any damage occurs, it can be hard to fix. Removing popcorn texture is a great way to modernize a home. It also provides a chance to inspect for water damage or other problems that could have been overlooked.
Removing popcorn ceilings and replacing them with a modern texture can be a great investment for those trying to sell their home, as well as for those simply looking to update their living space.
Difficulties when Removing
Taking down a popcorn ceiling is a laborious and very untidy process. Even if there is no asbestos present, the extremely fine white dust that is dispersed all over the residence can cause respiratory issues and create a difficult clean-up situation for the homeowner.
It also requires a number of materials, including:
- Tarps/Plastic Sheeting to cover floors, carpets, and furniture.
- A highly effective particulate air (HEPA) mask (especially if there’s a risk of asbestos!)
- Safety goggles
- Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and clothing to cover any area where skin shows
- Lots and lots of cleaning materials.
Popcorn Ceiling Removal Professionals
Many people choose to avoid the difficulties associated with tackling popcorn ceiling removal on their own. Instead, you should enlist the help of experts like those at Van Go Painting for all your popcorn removal needs.
Our technicians are highly skilled and able to provide quality popcorn ceiling removal, interior painting services, and much more. Contact us today for a hassle-free way to give your home or business the refresh it needs!