Ohhh Yeahhh. So, you finally made the decision to remove your old school popcorn ceilings. That's such a great idea, because not only are they bad for your health (read more about the health risks here.)...but they are also bad for your eyes. Popcorn ceilings give such an old look and does not help with resale values of your home.
You can either do it yourself using the process below, or contact us to get a quote to do it for you at by visiting A1 Reliable Handyman Services http://www.a1reliablehandyman.com
Step 1 - Prepare The Room
Prepare the RoomRemove furniture and items in the room.
Seal off the entire room by hanging two millimeter plastic sheets from the crown molding all the way to the floor (Image 1).
Put a window fan in the window for added ventilation.
Add a drop cloth with a waterproof backing to the floor (Image 2).
If the popcorn was added before 1979, get it tested for asbestos by either wetting down a small area with a sponge and scraping off a little to place in a small bag, or by having a professional come out and test it.
Step 2 - Spray The Ceiling
Use a basic garden sprayer to wet down the ceiling. This will soften the ceiling texture and help to break down the adhesive bond making scraping easier.
Work in an area about 5 feet square. It’s better to make several passes than allow the popcorn ceiling to absorb too much water which could damage the paper surface and the wallboards underneath.
Step 3 - Scrape The Ceiling
Wait 10-15 minutes for the water to soak in and then start scraping it off (Image 1) with a ceiling texture scraper (Image 2).
Use a smaller putty knife to scrape the corners and the crown molding.
Step 4 - Paint The Ceiling
Once you're done, you'll need to paint your ceilings. Here are some helpful tips to make your painting easier.
Do You Need Drywall Repair?
Don't just call any expensive drywall contractors & companies that you find, let our handyman services in Phoenix give you a no-Obligation quote for Drywall Installation cost & drywall repair cost. We do repair, installation, finishing and more.
One of the most common types of drywall repairs that we do is ceiling repairs & also removing popcorn ceiling. We are pros at removing your ugly popcorn ceiling and installing a beautiful knockdown or wall texture. And the best part...we actually clean up after ourselves. We will be the most professional ceiling repair company that you have ever heard of, and we guarantee it. We also do plaster ceiling repair, ceiling fan repair, and will remove that nasty allergy causing asbestos ceilings. Call us to find how the cost to remove your popcorn ceilings.
Many people think that sheetrock is different than drywall, but it is just a brand name for it just like kleenex is a brand name for tissue. Regardless, we provide sheetrock installation and repair at a fraction of the cost of thos expensive sheetrock contractors & companies. Because we literally do all types of handyman services, you save on the cost while getting an outstanding and guaranteed service.
There are many different types of drywall & wall texture to choose from when trying to decide what look you want. One of the most popular right now is called knockdown texture. It has a very modern and smooth look to it especially when you paint over it with a semi gloss paint. It's very easy to clean. However, there are other types of textures to choose from and our handymen will discuss all your options.
We offer a drywall repair service that can fix any holes in your walls caused by baseball bats, leaks, teenage boys, or anything else. Call us anytime to get a free no-obligation quote on your drywall repair service needs.