Removal of Popcorn Ceiling

Popcorn ceiling was popular many decades ago, but not anymore. These are also know as acoustic ceilings because they do help in muffling the sounds. However, the look is no longer a desirable feature in homes nowadays. If you want to update your home or business property, call Skyline Drywall to have our trained professional crew remove the popcorn ceiling from your property. We can replace this outdated texture with something more modern and apply the paint of your choice at a very affordable price. You can enjoy this upgrade and still have funds to invest in improving other areas of your home.

What We Will Do To Help

The removal process takes about two days. If your home was constructed before 1981, we will follow the protocols set by Air Quality Control because the material removed must be tested for asbestos. For more information, please refer to our page on “What About Asbestos”. If the test comes back positive for asbestos, the removal will require four days instead of two days.

You can count on us to deliver the best service on the project. We will transform your old ceiling and give it a new look subject to the current condition of your ceiling after we remove the popcorn texture. There might be hidden issues like waves and rolls in the sheetrock, water stains, or unevenness of the original ceiling that we can help address.

Why Remove Popcorn Ceilings

A lot of people are tired of seeing the outdated look of their popcorn ceiling and just want it removed. Here are some of the more common reasons for the removal:

The look is dated: back in period between the 1960 and 1980, popcorn ceilings were popular. However, today, this look is outdated. It affects the other parts of the decor regardless of how the other parts of the house looks. It is a poor distraction from otherwise lovely decor. A smooth ceiling gives the home a much cleaner look.

Popcorn ceilings are hard to maintain: The unevenness of the popcorn texture makes it very difficult to fix, paint or maintain in general. The severe indentations, nooks and crannies make it almost impossible to paint evenly. It takes a lot of time to try to paint the ceiling. Dirt and dust get trapped in the crevices and are very frustrating to clean and prep. Repairing the popcorn texture requires special tools and texture sprays that replicate the popcorn texture.

Popcorn ceilings might be hiding a ceiling problem: a lot of homeowners or contractors in the old days might have applied popcorn ceiling as a shortcut to hide ceiling imperfections.

Popcorn ceiling might have an asbestos problem: ceilings that were installed before 1978 have asbestos. The average person would not be able to make that determination. Call us at Skyline Drywall and speak to one of our experts. We can provide information on testing over the phone. Our number is (202)280-2569.

We pay careful attention in improving the look of your home or business. After the popcorn ceiling is removed, we will add new texture to your ceiling according to your preferences. We can apply a standard texture or one that we customize for you. We can also apply the same texture to walls to match. Some of the texture options include imperfect smooth, standard skip trowel, plus many others.

Removal of Popcorn Ceiling
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