Popcorn ceilings or acoustic ceilings used to be the biggest home decor trend. No, really - we’re serious! A few decades ago, this was considered a trendy ceiling design, but now we can’t stand it. Honestly, it’s an eyesore, and it’s to get rid of it.
These textured ceilings were largely used to absorb sound and tone down echoes in homes, providing a layer of sound reduction. However, modern homes have found better acoustic options, and a more visually appealing solution to this issue, eliminating the need for popcorn ceilings.
A popcorn ceiling has no place in a modern interior. Even if you want a more retro look to your home, it’d be a better idea to use more modern alternatives and get rid of the dreaded cottage cheese look.
Popcorn ceilings are a quick, visible signal of a home's age since the style hasn’t been in trend in over 50 years. It’s one of those things in your home that will decrease your resale value since buyers know that they will have to invest extra money to get it removed.
It's hard to restore or paint textured ceilings. If it gets damaged, the affected area will have to be removed to repair it and prevent further harm to this ceiling. This means that while you can restore the ceiling, there will still be signs of an inconsistent surface.
It is possible that the homeowners tried to cover up an underlying issue with popcorn. Many homeowners used to do that in the past when they wanted to conceal an imperfection.
Popcorn ceilings were made with asbestos before the Clean Air Act was signed into law in 1978. You must be more vigilant if any part of the ceiling gets damaged or broken because you are now at risk of inhaling the substance. It’d be best to have it removed. We only work with homes that were built after 1980 and do not contain white asbestos
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At Oahu Pro Painters, we not only serve Oahu but at least 11 other major areas across Hawaii. Some other nearby locations we serve include Diamond Head, Kahala, Manoa, Ewa Beach, Kailua, Pearl City, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe, Waikele, Honolulu, Kapolei, and other surrounding areas. If you’re unsure if you are in our service area, contact us at 808-427-1186.
Removing popcorn ceilings and refinishing costs will partially depend on the size of your space, as well as the process needed to ensure your ceilings are perfectly smooth and texture-free. Additionally, removing the painted popcorn ceiling requires more time and effort to scrape away at the surface, leading to higher costs. Plus, oftentimes, popcorn ceiling removal requires a fresh coat of paint on the ceiling. With all of these factors in mind, our professional painting and repairs team will provide a free estimate to determine your popcorn ceiling removal cost.
The time it takes for popcorn drywall removal depends on the size of the space, whether the textured popcorn ceiling contains white asbestos, and if the ceiling is painted. All of these factors can lead to a more involved, longer process of removal. To find out how long your specific project will take, please contact us or schedule a free estimate so our team of experts can evaluate your space.