Your ceiling is one of the first things guests notice when they walk into a room. Popcorn ceilings are bumpy and not easy to clean consequently collecting a lot of dirt, dust and germs that may create allergies and respiratory symptoms. Popcorn ceilings are really out of style plus grow to be flaky, crumble and deteriorate with age. Popcorn ceilings are almost impossible to be painted and also very porous therefore making it very difficult to repair. Most homeowners choose to replace Popcorn ceilings with a knock-down texture.
Popcorn Removal is a process to add beauty and a modern look to your home. At Masterpiece Painting Contractors we specialize in this complex process to guarantee you the right preparation, the best labor and the best finished job.
Below are the “general steps” we will take on your popcorn removal project. Your situation may vary depending upon your needs as outlined on your Proposal.
We securely protect all walls from ceiling to floor with plastic sheeting. Flooring, furniture and fixtures with plastic and paper to prevent any damage.
We spray water to ceiling to wet down the popcorn. This will soften the ceiling texture and help to break down the adhesive bond making scraping easier.
Once the preparation is appropriately completed the popcorn ceiling removal process begins. The popcorn texture is scraped clean from the drywall so the popcorn texture falls directly unto the plastic sheeting or drop cloths on the floor. As soon as the drywall is completely dry, we check for any visible holes, imperfections, cracks, or joints and repair, patch or compound them accordingly.
Afterwards we sand the repairs done to the drywall to create an evenly leveled surface to avoid any inconsistencies. Following the imperfection repairs to the drywall on the ceiling we will apply the ceiling style chosen by the homeowner; either the knock-down texture or smooth finish.
Apply one even coat of oil base pro-blocking primer to all knockdown textured or smooth surfaces to make sure the new paint is going to have a uniform appearance (no yellowing), a properly adhesion (no peeling), and to maintain its color (no bleeding through) for years to come. This will guarantee a long lasting job.
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After the new texture ceilings are dry we apply premium latex paint to have a water resistant surface.
- Clean up is done at the completion of our work.
- Dust and excess of texture are removed.
- Floors and carpets are vacuumed and swept.
- All of our materials are packed up, removed and stored neatly.
- Furniture and accessories are moved back to their desired locations.
After our own inspection, you are invited to inspect our work and asked to complete the feedback card for our popcorn removal job and the crew.