People want to remove the popcorn ceiling in their homes for a variety of reasons. One of the most common is they want to paint their ceiling. We at Custom Painting, Inc. can help you with that endeavor.
Popcorn ceiling removal in Concord can be accomplished by taking a few steps. The right preparation will make changing the look and feel of your ceiling less time consuming in the future. The staff at Custom Painting, Inc. has the experience and expertise to help guide you through the process. They will provide you with the tools you need to scrap your ceiling clean and get a fresh start.
Guide for Popcorn Ceiling Removal in Concord
Before You Begin – you need to find out what materials were used to create the textured look on your ceiling. The earlier textured methods required an application of asbestos. You should be able to find out the age of your ceiling by talking to the previous owners. The real estate agent that sold you the building may also be able to assist you in finding out that information. Professionals should be brought in to handle any project that involves hazardous materials.
Once you know that your ceiling is safe, you should prepare the space for work. Take out all of the furniture if possible. It will make it easier to maneuver around the room and get the work completed. Furniture left behind can be covered to reduce the debris and dirt that accumulates, but it will still have to be cleaned thoroughly before it can be used again. Covering the floor and any openings will assist in clean up after the popcorn ceiling comes down.
Protect yourself by investing in masks and goggles to use while you are pulling down the popcorn ceiling. The mask will keep you from breathing in the dust and the goggles will prevent the dust and debris from falling in your eyes and causing damage.
Removing the Popcorn
You need three tools to remove the popcorn ceiling: a tall, painting ladder, a scrapper and a spray bottle filled with ordinary water. Climb up the ladder with your spray bottle so that you can reach the ceiling. Spray a section of the ceiling with water. Once the water soaks into the texture it should come off easily with the scrapper. Popcorn ceilings that have been treated or painted may require additional steps for removal.
A smooth ceiling can make it easier to clean and also add a new look to the room when you’re ready for home painting in Concord, particularly the ceiling. The process of popcorn ceiling removal doesn’t have to be a traumatic event. It can be just a few steps away and provide you with the look that you desire for your home.