TO THE RESCUE: POPCORN REMOVAL TIPS 101
Do you know that:“Paint manufacturers decided to find an alternative product to also capture the market who cannot afford expensive painting materials for popcorn removal for their houses” Read this article and learn about it in fort Worth TX. For more information call: (817) 385-9076.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Title: TO THE RESCUE: POPCORN REMOVAL TIPS 101
A popcorn effect on a ceiling gives a rougher paint texture and at some points it tends to make the
ceiling s bit brittle in terms of strength and changing weather endurance.
Steps in DIY popcorn removal step by step are: is to wear protective gear, move away people and pets
around the area, protect the surrounding area wet the ceiling, scrape it off, and smooth the surface.
When moving to a new house, it is such a disgrace to see a popcorn ceiling welcoming the entire family.
This is not the famous junkie food we bring along when we watch movies, this is a house problem that
many try to avoid and put to junkyard instead. A popcorn effect on a ceiling gives a rougher paint
texture and at some points it tends to make the ceiling s bit brittle in terms of strength and changing
weather endurance. Different products like spray-on and paint became popular in the market back on
1970’s. Compared to other products leaving to smooth painting surfaces this product is less expensive.
But due to its white asbestos content which was later on banned in the US due to its strong components
this product has slowly decreased consumers over the years. Asbestos can be dangerous especially to
children because it can cause respiratory diseases. Can you imagine breathing in and out on the smell of
asbestos 24/7 because of your popcorn ceiling? Paint manufacturers decided to find an alternative
product to also capture the market who cannot afford expensive painting materials for their houses.
Although some totally let go of the popcorn ceiling, a portion in the market still sticks to popcorn ceiling
aside from other product offers at a lower cost because they find popcorn paints and spray ons way
affordable among others. That is why some companies found a solution by means of paper-based
products to achieve the same textured ceiling. If your house is built between 1930’s to 1970 surely you
are dealing with the same problem, how to find the answer when it comes to popcorn removal. You
can knock in to one of the companies tested on popcorn removal Forth Worth TX.
To clarify further, not all popcorn ceilings are guaranteed to have asbestos. If you cannot trail the history
from the original owner, better take the initiative. You can barely tell if you’re popcorn ceiling contains
asbestos unless you get a sample from your ceiling and bring it to a specialized laboratory when it comes
to asbestos testing. You need to shell out some money but the result will surely give you relief if you do
not plan to remove it at all and you feel comfortable seeing it around the house.
For some owners of old houses with popcorn ceiling, they try to conceal its imperfections buy asking for
a repair before it is offered to potential buyers or lowering the selling price to get away with the blame.
But most of the vendors really find it difficult to sell this kind of houses because of the particular
popcorn ceiling issues. So whether you are a seller or an owner of an old house, try the solutions below
to end your problem.
DIY POPCORN REMOVAL STEP BY STEP
S TEP 1: Wear protective gears like a face mask and overhaul suit to protect your whole body.
You need to protect every part of your body from any falling material as you scrape off later. You also
need to wear plastic or hand gloves to avoid any contact with your bare hands.
STEP 2: Remove your children or pets around the area
Once you get yourself protected, the next thing you should do is to keep out any member of the family
or even your pets at home near your working area. This is to ensure that they won’t cause any
distractions while you are working and to lessen your worries having them around.
STEP 3: Protect your surrounding area
You have yourself protected and everyone except some cabinets just right down there and the flooring.
Cover them with plastic or any sheet that you think can endure the mess that will roll on the floor. Do
not also forget to turn off your electricity while working because removal needs a lot of water. Be sure
everything is safe and taken care of.
STEP 4: Wet the ceiling
You can use a hose or sprayer to do it. Just make sure that all areas are covered. You can do it portion
per portion and make sure you do not spill too much water on the floor. Damp clothing is advisable to
control spill over.
STEP 5: Scrape it off
Use a blade or any scraper that can help you remove plaster easily. You may find some portions hard to
remove. Just continue to apply enough amount of water and scrape off again.
STEP 6: Smoothen the surface
After you dried up the ceiling, you can use a sanding paper for a smoother finish and you are ready to
apply your new paint!
If you exhausted all the effort to make popcorn removal a success and still you failed, it is time to ask for
a help from the experts.