Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Out of all the immediately-identifiable elements of a home, the popcorn ceiling is perhaps the most infamous. Widely used in the 1970s and 1980s as a form of sound reduction between floors, popcorn ceilings are featured in many older homes across the country. Their distinctive appearance – full of texture and bumps that resemble popcorn, hence the name – is one that you either love or hate. Most people lean towards the latter, and it’s not at all uncommon for homeowners to make removing a popcorn ceiling one of their first renovations. This isn’t always the smoothest of renovations, but a professional team can help make the experience a painless one. 

Dated Look

One of the main reasons homeowners want the popcorn ceilings in their homes removed is the appearance of the ceiling alone. It’s not necessarily that this type of ceiling is inherently bad or defective, it’s just not on-trend. In fact, it’s about as far away from the current interior design norms as you can get. Because of this, a popcorn ceiling immediately dates your home and can give off the impression that the home’s interior features an older or more dated style than it does. This can, in turn, detract from the effort owners have put into renovating and redecorating their space. 

Removing Popcorn Ceilings

Today’s homeowners are quite adventurous and willing to tackle a challenge, but this is one project where professional help is vital. Removing a popcorn ceiling can be incredibly tricky, especially if it is painted, contains asbestos, and if the ceiling underneath it is damaged and in need of repair. You need a professional to first examine your ceiling and ensure that it is safe to remove without abatement. 

If your popcorn ceiling doesn’t contain asbestos, you’ll still want to reach out to a professional to continue the process due simply to the arduous steps involved in the removal. Taking a popcorn ceiling out often involves hours of standing on ladders scraping and sanding the ceiling to smooth the surface and prepare it for a paint job, and that’s not taking into account the time it takes to remove all furniture, light switches, and fixtures from the room in question. You don’t want to risk damaging your belongings and removing popcorn ceilings can be a messy task.

Professional Removal

Instead of attempting a DIY project with your popcorn ceiling, save your time and effort by hiring a professional removal team! At AB Painting and Drywall, we offer expert removal services guaranteed to leave your ceilings smooth and ready for the perfect coat of paint. We’ll prepare the room, carefully examine the ceiling for any potential complications, and work as quickly and effectively as possible to remove the material in a timely manner so that you can enjoy your newly modernized room.

For more information about popcorn ceilings and what the removal process entails, reach out to AB Painting and Drywall today! Our team is ready to work with you on a complimentary quote and to get started with the removal process. 

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