One of the most disliked features of a home are stippled ceilings. These textured ceiling surfaces are outdated, lack style, and are tough to clean.
Homeowners with a stipple ceiling often take steps to remove them in an effort to drastically improve the look of their interiors, whether they’re selling their homes or simply want a change for themselves.
What Are Stipple Ceilings?
Also known as “popcorn ceilings” or “textured ceilings,” stipple ceilings are those that feature sprayed on material or trowelled finishes that leave a textured, rippled, or bumpy surface behind. They were quite popular back in the 1970s and 1980’s for a number of reasons.
First and foremost, they were the more affordable ceiling option compared to smoother finishes. Further, they were relatively easy to apply. Builders would save a lot of time and money because stipple ceilings don’t have to be taped, sanded, or primed and painted.
And lastly, a stipple ceiling had excellent acoustic properties that allowed them to minimize the travel of sound from one room to the next, which is why they were quite popular in bedrooms and hallways.
But despite all these potential benefits, the drawback is that stipple ceilings are an eyesore and end up becoming a nuisance for homeowners who want to have them removed in favor of something smoother and more modern and stylish.
What Can You Do About Your Stippled Ceiling?
Your stipple ceiling might be something that you wish to get rid of sooner rather than later, but what can you do about it? Luckily, there are a few ways to eliminate this textured ceiling surface to reveal a smoother finish beneath.
Professional popcorn ceiling removal specialists can remove your stippled ceiling in a few ways. One common way to remove them is to scrape off the sprayed-on material. Before doing so, the surface material will be softened using water that is sprayed on and left to soak. Once the material has had time to soften, it is scraped off using a utility or drywall knife.
Such a process requires careful precision in order to minimize any damage done to the surface below. Once all the material is scraped off, any knicks or holes will be patched up, and the surface will be sanded down, primed, and painted in the color of your choice.
Stipple ceilings can also be covered with ceiling drywall in order to ensure a completely smooth finish. This option may be ideal if it is discovered that asbestos is present in the stipple ceiling material. Rather than releasing these hazardous particles into the air by scraping, simply covering the material will allow you to have a smooth finish without having to disturb the material beneath.
Ready to Have Your Stipple Ceiling Material Removed?
If you’re tired of the stipple ceilings in your home, call The Ceiling Specialists to have them removed once and for all. With years of experience removing these textured ceilings, The Ceiling Specialists make the obvious choice to remove your stipple ceilings. Call to book your no-obligation consultation today!