Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Popular in the 80s, popcorn ceilings are now a thing of the past and an eye sore for many homeowners. Those popcorn ceilings have to go, but before you start scrapping them off, you need to know that removing popcorn ceiling is a tedious, time consuming and a messy project. You may want to consider Paint One’s popcorn ceiling removal services to make it easier for you. Do you have high ceilings in your home that are hard to reach? DIY and climbing a ladder to scrape your ceilings might not be such a great idea after all. Moreover, once the texture is removed, you might find that the ceilings are in less than perfect shape and in need of repairs or replacement. Even though you might be enthusiastic about doing this type project on your own, you may want to think twice before proceeding and may want to consider hiring the assistance of a professional painting company like Paint One of Asheville.

Popcorn ceiling removal – a much needed home improvement

Removing popcorn ceiling not only solve an aesthetic issue. It also removes a possible health hazard from your home.  Some  popcorn ceilings contain asbestos, a harmful material that could cause cancer if inhaled. Asbestos was used in popcorn ceilings until the early 1980’s. Asbestos is dangerous when it is friable, meaning when its particles are airborne and can be inhaled, a situation that could occur if you sand or scrap your ceilings.

Popcorn ceiling removal process

Our professional team follows specific steps to remove popcorn ceilings (see below). Before any work starts, a sample of the popcorn material is collected and sent out to a laboratory for analysis to find out if it contains asbestos. If the results are positive, only a licensed asbestos removal company will be able to perform the removal.

  1. Ceiling light fixture are removed and all power outlets and exposed wires are covered. Power to the rooms where the work will take place is turned off at the breaker.
  2. Floors are covered to protect them from falling debris with plastic drop cloths.
  3. Walls are covered to protect them against water and debris that will result from the popcorn ceiling removal process.
  4. Water is applied to popcorn ceiling to soften the texture and to make it easier to remove. It is also also to bound any asbestos together.
  5. Ceilings are scrapped to remove the unwanted texture. This part of the popcorn ceiling removal process can be lengthy depending on how easy or difficult it is to remove the popcorn texture.
  6. Once the popcorn texture is removed, exposed seams will be re-mudded. Any holes in the ceiling’s surface will be patched. The ceiling surface will be sanded down for a smooth finish. The ceiling surface must be flat and even. If not,  imperfection will show easily once the ceiling is painted with the final color.

If you live in Asheville and need to have your ceilings refinished, call Paint One today for a free estimate.

About Paint One

Paint One is a premier residential and commercial painting company that has served the Asheville area for the past 10 years. Paint One is licensed and insured and has been recognized as one of the best painting companies in the area.

Contact Information

Paint One Inc.
2130 US HWY 70, Suite P
Swannanoa, North Carolina 28778
(828) 592-2099



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