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Home Improvement  /  May 22, 2017

3 Effective Ways to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling

A popcorn ceiling doesn’t just make a room look old and unfashionable; it is also difficult to repair and clean. To make things, worse, it’s a major dust magnet. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with a popcorn ceiling. You can scrape it, cover it with drywall, or skim coat with plaster. Learn more about these methods here:

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  • Skim Coat With Plaster – This is for homeowners who want to recapture the history of their home without having to deal with a tacky-looking popcorn ceiling. This method involves cleaning and preparing the existing substrate with quick-set drywall mud, applying a bonding agent like joint compound, and then using a trowel or knife to apply a finish compound and create a new texture.
  • Scrape the Ceiling – You need to use a 4-inch drywall knife or utility knife to chip away at the popcorn ceiling and create a smooth surface. To remove imperfections, simply skim it with a thin layer of joint compound, sand it smooth, then repaint the ceiling. However, make sure to consult an expert about testing your popcorn ceiling for asbestos first.
  • Cover It With Drywall – This is a better method for popcorn ceilings that may have lead paint or asbestos. You do this by affixing ceiling-grade gypsum board over the existing popcorn ceiling. You need to securely screw it into the framing and you need to be skilled at mudding and taping for a seamless result. This method leads to the smoothest possible finish.

These methods will make your room look less outdated. However, for best results, you need to paint the rest of the room as well. As an experienced painting company, we can transform your room’s appearance with a fresh coat of paint. In addition, we provide a wide array of carpentry and other services to meet all of your home maintenance needs. Contact us to learn more ways to deal with a popcorn ceiling. You can also request a free estimate.

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