West Palm Beach Popcorn Removal
Are you tired of looking at that old, outdated, and ugly popcorn ceiling in your home or business? We have exactly what you need here at PBC Painters. We will give you a step-by-step guide about the removal process for popcorn ceilings.
Popcorn ceilings used to be all the rave in the 90s and early 2000s, and everyone had it in their home.
We see that most homes built in the 1990s and early 2000s have popcorn on the ceiling in them. It is an easy solution to cover up imperfections on the ceiling.
That is why popcorn removal is more than just removing the popcorn texture. Often times we find that the ceiling needs repairs and needs to be smoothed using a sanding technique or by using a light coating of drywall mud.
If you have popcorn on your ceiling, and you are looking to update your home to the modern twenty-first century, we have you covered at PBC Painters!
Our team of drywall and texture pros will use all the best practices and techniques to make sure that you are completely satisfied with the finished results.
We will come to take a look at your property, work one on one with you, and come up with the best solution for your home.
We will remove the texture from your ceiling and smooth the surface for a nice and clean look that will have all of your guests jealous of your home!
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How to Remove Popcorn Ceilings
Step 1: Preparing the Room
The first step to removing popcorn from your ceiling is clearing the room. Make sure that the room you are removing the popcorn from is cleared of all furniture. After you have removed the furniture from the room, plastic sheets need to be draped across all surface areas. We use plastic sheets instead of a cloth drop cloth because it is easy to clean up. All you have to do is ball the plastic sheet up and throw it away. Laying down plastic sheets will ensure the water and solution used for removing the popcorn ceiling do not ruin your floor and other pieces of furniture in your home. If a sanding technique is used, this will help prevent dust from collecting on surfaces as well.
Step 2: Remove All Light Fixtures and Ceiling Fans
If light fixtures are left on the ceiling, it can be tough to work around them. Removing them helps the process go faster.
Before removing the light fixtures, ensure that the power is cut off to the room. You can do this by locating the main breaker box and turning off the breaker that controls the light fixtures for that portion of the house. Always use an electric meter to ensure that the power has been shut off fully.
Step 3: Spray the Ceiling
Using a sprayer, mix water and dishwashing detergent together. Using about 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid. Spray this mixture onto the ceiling. Applying to 4 to 6-foot sections at a time. Allow the ceiling to soak this in for around 15 minutes. Then you can scrape the popcorn off. Note: if the ceiling has been painted, you will need a professional popcorn removal company to perform what is called a dry scrape.
Step 4: Start Scraping
It's time to start scraping. Taking your wide blade scraping tool, begin to scrape the popcorn texture from the ceiling. Do not apply a lot of pressure. If the popcorn is hard to scrape, spray again and allow it to sit for another 15 minutes.
Once the solution has been sitting for another 15 minutes, the popcorn ceiling should scrape off of the ceiling with no problem. Please do not attempt to remove the popcorn if it is giving you too many problems. You may be better off by reaching out to a local professional for their services.
Step 5: Drive-In Nails and Repair Flaws
Once you have scrapped and removed all the popcorn from the ceiling, it is time to start the repairs. You are going to look for any nails, screws, or flaws on the ceiling.
Using a hammer, drive in any nails that are sticking out of the ceiling and fill any imperfections with joint compound. (Make sure to smooth the joint compound, so it is easier to sand.) Once the compound has dried, sand the ceiling to a smooth finish.
Once this step is completed, you are good to paint the ceiling. We recommend that you use a ceiling paint. Ceiling paint is thicker than wall paint, which helps it stick to the ceiling better.
Step 6: If You Feel Overwhelmed, Call a Pro
If you are feeling overwhelmed and don't know what else to do... We say this in the nicest way that we know how. Leave this to the pros. It will save you a lot of time, headache, and worry. It may cost a little more, but the finished results are well worth it!
Here at PBC Painters, we can handle all the popcorn ceiling removal in West Palm Beach that you can throw at us.
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Our level of experience in popcorn ceiling removal, painting, drywall, the use of quality tools, and approval from authorities enable us to rank among the best providers in the market. We are committed to achieving the best results while creating a friendly and professional bond with our clients.
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