We all know that popcorn, Stucco, acoustic removal ceilings are the past and was only done to cover up imperfections in your ceilings. Well now you can have the beautiful, rich professional looking ceiling we have all wanted. Acoustic ceiling also known as the popcorn ceiling, it was in fashion about twenty five to thirty years ago. But now, new houses do not have these kinds of ceilings, and many owners are also remodeling their houses to get the latest version. But this is not just about the fashionable construction trends; there are many other benefits of popcorn ceiling removal.
Benefits of removal of Popcorn or Acoustic Ceilings
- Painting is More Manageable
- Cleaner, Professional Look
- Damage Control
- Stain Control
- Cracking Ceilings
- Increase Re-sale Value
- Attracts Dust and Spider Webs
- Asbestos Removal
- And much more…
Most acoustic ceilings look quite ugly with the passing years. This is because these ceilings and other dry wall ceilings are prone to be affected by water stains and marks in case there is any water seepage. They are also quite bland and are often plain white in color. Over the years, they take on a yellow color, which is very unsavory. So, the beauty and the pleasantness of the house are impaired to a great extent. These ceilings also tend to trap the sunlight and hence the rooms appear dingy and gloomy. Popcorn ceilings generally attract spider cobs and heaps of dust, so the cleaning process becomes very difficult. And it is also very harmful for the inhabitants of the house and can lead to many allergic and breathing problems. These ceilings are made up of dry wall compounds and Styrofoam and release dusts through out their longevity. A popcorn ceiling, also known as an acoustic ceiling, is a term for a spray-on or paint-on ceiling treatment used from the late 1950s into the 1980s in residential construction. Cheaper than painting, it could be quickly and easily sprayed on in new construction and was also useful in masking ceiling defects in older homes, such as stains, uneven ceilings or poor workmanship. It was the standard for bedroom and residential hallways ceilings for its noise reduction qualities, while kitchen and living rooms ceilings would normally be textured in smoother skip-trowel or orange peel texture for their higher durability and ease of cleaning. Unfortunately, its bright white "cottage cheese" texture often contained asbestos. Some popcorn ceiling textures were created using a paper based or Styrofoam product to create the texture, rather than asbestos. Nevertheless, when asbestos was banned in ceiling treatments in 1977, popcorn ceilings fell out of favor. Fashions changed to more natural and handmade finishes. Popcorn ceilings become unattractive when they get dirty, are easily damaged, and are hard to clean, repaint, or repair. If they may have been applied before the ban on asbestos, their removal should only be done by a licensed professional or after testing to rule out asbestos contamination.