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Why You May Want To Consider Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Through the mid-60s and 70s, popcorn ceilings became a trend that was seen in many homes across the country. Often referred to as stucco or acoustical ceilings, homeowners installed these surfaces as a cost-effective solution to provide sound absorption or to hide flaws and imperfections. If you have an older home, there is a good chance that you will have at least one popcorn ceiling that is the eyesore of the room. Luckily, if you have popcorn ceilings in your home, the good news is that you can rid your home of this unsightly appearance. 

At Artisticrat Painting, we offer professional popcorn ceiling removal to help enhance your interior spaces. In this blog, we are going to scrape the surface of why popcorn ceiling removal is an idea worth considering! 

Why Were Popcorn Ceilings So Popular?

Years and years ago, homeowners used popcorn ceilings to brighten up their home or because they did not want to finish the ceiling and used the ceiling texture to cover up flaws — the material could be used to mask holes, marks, imperfections and covered discoloration with a layer of sparkling white paint. Additionally, apply popcorn ceiling texture was a cheaper alternative to properly painting ceilings. 

However, like all trends, this fad eventually fizzled out. Not to mention, asbestos was found to be one of the binding components in popcorn ceiling textures and ended up getting banned in the U.S. in 1978 under the Clean Air Act due to increasing the risk of mesothelioma if inhaled. Once this news broke out, popcorn ceilings were made with materials such as styrofoam to create the same cottage-cheese-looking pattern. Even though its popularity has dwindled, as we mentioned above, these ceilings still exist in many homes today.

The Benefits of Popcorn Ceiling Removal

In addition to getting rid of that outdated and unsightly appearance, there are many other benefits of removing popcorn ceiling texture from the interior of your home. Compared to smooth ceiling textures, popcorn ceilings are more difficult to clean and harder to repair. Removing these ceiling treatments, therefore, provides you with a blank canvas so you can apply a fresh layer of paint. This gives you a new way to transform the look of your home. In addition, getting rid of your popcorn ceiling might increase the value of your home. Not to mention, if there your popcorn ceiling is made with asbestos fibers, removing it from your home will create a healthier living environment. 

Why Leave Popcorn Ceiling Removal To The Pros

Instead of going through all the hard work and making a huge mess on your own, it is definitely worth considering hiring an experienced popcorn removal company to help you get the job done right. Hiring a professional will ensure that the ceiling is not damage, toxic exposure is avoided, and that there is far less labor on your end. 

Need Popcorn Ceiling Removal Company?

Popcorn ceilings are certainly a thing of the past and serve no real purpose in a modern home. Homeowners are now removing these ceiling treatments to modernize the interior of their home and reduce the risk of asbestos exposure. If you need a popcorn ceiling removal company in Lake Tahoe and the surrounding areas, contact the experts at Artisiticrat Painting! In addition to removing popcorn ceiling treatment, our experts can apply a new, more modern, texture to enhance the look of your home. Our craftsmen can create a smooth ceiling with or without imperfections, along with the more common knockdown and orange-peel textures. To learn more about popcorn ceiling removal or to receive a free estimate, contact our team today!


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