Popcorn ceilings are a great thing to have, if you want to feel like you are living in the 1970’s all over again. The question people ask the most is “Why did they even make this stuff in the first place?”. Well the answer is quite simple really; to save you money. By applying popcorn to the ceiling, the drywall finishers had to do one less coat of joint compound and the ceilings never had to be painted. WYSIWYG basically. Just add glitter and you are ready to move in. What they didn’t know was that popcorn will eventually begin to fall off in small sections that will surely become very large over time. In areas where the climate is quite hot and humid, such as Florida, the popcorn ceiling will come down faster, especially in garages. That brings us right back to that famous question above. The logical solution of course would be to remove that popcorn. Popcorn removal is a big thing in the San Francisco area as well as Florida. Before you begin that process there are probably somethings you will want to know.
So you have already removed your popcorn ceilings. Tell us all about it and what you used. Were your ceilings painted or did the popcorn just fall off like everyone thinks it will?Posted on November 2, 2010 by The Popcorn Removal Advisor
I have always hated going into a home that is lived in to remove the popcorn. There is alot of liablity with furniture and carpeting that I will always charge more just to remove the nasty stuff. If you are a homeowner and you want to remove the popcorn and you just don’t know when you should do that, the following will help you determine the right time.
When you buy a home and it has popcorn ceilings, that is the perfect time to remove it. Before your furniture is moved in and you get settled, you can have a clean space to work with if you are DIY or hiring out. There is less liablity on your contractor to not damage any furniture, although there is still flooring that is a concern. It also takes a considerable amout of time to mask over some of the furniture depending on where it is located in a room.
If you have decided to remodel, the best time to remove this popcorn is after you remove your old flooring if you are going to do so, and way before you decide to paint the walls. You should always remove the popcorn first, that way you can leave a nice edge around the room, where the ceiling meets up with the walls and you won’t ruin your new paint job.
Once you have purchased new furniture, you obviously are clearing out the old stuff to make room for the new, so why not get rid of the ceiling popcorn as well. Removal here is ideal since you will have an empty room to work with before putting in the new furniture and this will make masking and cleanup so much easier to do.Posted on October 14, 2012 by The Popcorn Removal Advisor