Popcorn Ceilings, also known as Acoustic Ceilings, were the craze of the 1970’s and 80’s. Their popularity faded quickly in the 90’s, and now are unheard of in new construction. The result: A reminder of the age of your home!
Well, the good news is that you can remove the dated popcorn from your ceilings and have them refinished to be modern and beautiful, and this website contains everything you need to know!
There is a Reason You Have Popcorn Ceilings…
Their purpose was simple. For the contractor who built the home, spraying popcorn was a cheap and easy way to finish the ceilings, without spending a lot of costly time perfecting the surface underneath. Not only did the popcorn ceiling material hide all of the imperfections, it did not need to be painted, either. For the new homeowner, the look of popcorn ceilings was the latest and greatest trend in new homes.
During this time period, homeowners with lath-and-plaster homes of the 1930’s through the 60’s were taking advantage of the popcorn ceiling craze as well. Many of them had cracks in their ceilings from age and settling of their homes, and spraying acoustic or “Popcorn” over them was a cheap and easy fix.
If you Want to Remove Them, Here’s the First Step…
The removal and refinishing process varies depending on the type of popcorn ceilings that you have, but no matter what, the first step is to determine whether or not your popcorn ceilings contain asbestos. This is because the cost and the process will differ significantly if they do contain asbestos, so you will want to know what you are dealing with first.
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