An old popcorn ceiling can make your rooms look rather outdated and unfashionable. In addition, they are hard to clean and difficult to repair, and they attract a lot of dust. Fortunately, there are ways to effectively remove a popcorn ceiling. Handyman Connection of Lincoln discusses these methods here:
- Cover The Popcorn Ceiling With Drywall – This works best for popcorn ceilings that may have asbestos or lead paint. Affix ceiling-grade gypsum board over the popcorn ceiling then securely screw it into the framing. You can achieve a seamless and appealing result with proper mudding and taping. Covering the popcorn ceiling with drywall usually leads to the smoothest possible finish.
- Skim Coat On A New Design Using Plaster – A smooth ceiling may not match the history of your home. This method involves preparing and cleaning your ceiling’s existing substrate with a quick-set drywall mud. Next, apply a bonding agent like joint compound and then use a trowel or knife to create a new texture by applying a finish compound. Before doing this method, make sure that the existing substrate is structurally secure.
- Scrape The Popcorn Ceiling – You can create a smooth ceiling surface by using a 4-inch drywall knife or utility knife to chip away at the popcorn ceiling. However, make sure to consult an expert and test the popcorn ceiling for asbestos first. To remove imperfections from your ceiling, you can skim it with a thin layer of joint compound then sand it smooth. You may then repaint it afterward.
These methods can remove your popcorn ceilings and make your rooms look much better. For best results, however, you can paint the rest of the room as well. Handyman Connection of Lincoln can help you with all of your interior and exterior painting needs. We can easily transform your rooms and make them look fantastic. In addition, we can provide a wide variety of home maintenance services as well. Contact us to learn more about removing a popcorn ceiling. You can also ask for a free estimate.