Popcorn ceiling or what is known in the architectural world as stucco ceiling finish, which offers minimal maintenance is a ceiling that has a textured surface. It does cost a lot to apply and can last for a long time. It also acts as a noise buffer. The first offerings of popcorn ceilings had asbestos in them, which made the ceiling resistant to fire. Unfortunately, scientific studies have shown that the use of asbestos may prove harmful to one’s health. Since the study came out, asbestos is now banned from use. The bad thing is that those houses built before its ban during the latter part of the 70’s still have asbestos in their ceilings and walls and as part of their homes’ insulation system. So popcorn ceiling removal is needed, as popcorn ceiling is deemed dangerous to one’s health.
With some simple ways, anyone can take out the stucco finishing on their ceiling. This job can be proven to be an untidy one even if the ceiling tests negative for asbestos. Take extra steps to make this job a little less messy by laying sheets of newspaper directly on the floor opposite your ceiling. Proper air circulation is a must. Use a small dust bin to catch the popcorn finish as you take it out. But this is not all that needs to be done.
Checking for the presence of asbestos in a stucco ceiling is the first thing that a homeowner must do. If the test comes out positive, then the best thing to do is to call in a professional and accredited expert company to deal with it. Asbestos has been proven harmful to one’s health. After the professionals are done taking out the ceiling, then the repainting can progress. But before the first layer of paint is brushed, ceiling damages have to be repaired. When the repairs are done, putty must be layered into the creases of the ceiling. Then painting can start.
Our experts at “Drywall Repair Playa del Rey” have all the experience in taking out a popcorn ceiling with asbestos in it. They have the expertise to deal with your popcorn walls and ceilings. They certainly have the technical skills and training to remove your popcorn ceiling paint and put on a new layer of it. Call us now for our expert services.Back To Our Services