Drywall MN: Popcorn Texture Removal – Home Drywall and Painting

There could be numerous reasons as to why you decide to remodel or take on a Drywall MN project. Maybe you just noticed that your Avocado green stove and counter tops went out of style with bell bottoms and love beads. Or maybe the epiphany came when you realized that the popcorn ceilings that were all the rage in the ’60s and ’70s, went out of style along with mullets, feathered hair and Angel’s Flight jackets. Whatever the reason, your home is begging for an update… look up!

Drywall MN Popcorn Texture Removal

Popcorn Texture Removal

You don’t have to live with those outdated popcorn ceilings. They’re ugly, they date your home and they may contain asbestos. If you have the dreaded acoustic ceiling, otherwise called “popcorn” or “cottage cheese,” you can start there.

It’s just like an old kitchen or bath. It gives the house a dated appearance.  These ceilings also can affect a house’s value. Something like that goes into the final cost negotiation of a house and the buyer is most likely going to try to negotiate down. Popcorn (acoustic) ceilings are also dust traps and hard to maintain, because any attempt at cleaning can rub off the some of the acoustic material, damaging the ceiling. This is why you need to schedule a popcorn texture removal job at the Drywall MN Contractors – Home Drywall and Painting.

According to the National Association of Home Builders, the ceilings were the latest thing back in the late 1950s and then inevitably fell out of favor.

Drywall MN: Popcorn Texture Removal Needed? More than an eyesore

If you want to remove an acoustic ceiling, you’ll first need to determine whether it contains asbestos. Asbestos was used as a binder in many construction materials before it was banned in 1978 for posing health risks such as cancer and respiratory disease. You’re not required by law to test for asbestos, but the Environmental Protection Agency strongly recommends it. As the texturing may have been applied before the ban on asbestos, its popcorn texture removal should only be done by a licensed professional or after testing of a sample by a qualified laboratory has ruled out asbestos content.

Popcorn Texture Removal|Drywall Texturing

After removing popcorn from ceilings, a great option is replacing it with a knockdown or maybe orange-peel texture. The ceiling is usually the most exposed part of a room. Walls are broken up with windows and doors, and are often decorated with painting, pictures and other household decor. A plain white, smooth ceiling may seem boring after awhile. The easiest way to add character to a ceiling, and sometimes change the entire look of the room, is to texture it.  Besides being beautiful, applying texture to a ceiling can also be a good way to conceal minor imperfections in the drywall installation.  Voila… just like that!

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