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At one time acoustic ceilings were quite
fashionable in homes.  It was a way to cover
over horrible drywall jobs, or drywall that
could not hide poorly constructed ceilings.
Acoustic is now refered to as “popcorn” with
tremendous scorn and for very sound reasons.
Popcorn ceilings are difficult to paint,
impossible to clean, and they absorb hideous
odors like a sponge.  Acoustic can therefor
decrease the value of your home by thousands
of dollars.  In todays difficult market it can
make a house impossible to sell.

There is an extraordinary dilemma in how to
eliminate that popcorn with professional results.
Not only is it hard to remove, but the ceiling will
look hideous afterward. 

Popcorn ceilings should not only be removed by
professionals, but repaired by them as well.  The
sheetrock, over time, begins to loosen and sag. 
This is a disaster and will have to be tightened.
Left over mastic from the old acoustic texture
will have to be re-bonded with primer.  Once
repairs are made, the entire ceiling has to be
skimmed smooth with at least two coats of mud.
Finally the ceiling will need a new texture to
match the walls.

With all of this in mind, make certain you retain
a trustworthy professional drywaller to do the
job.

Acoustic or Popcorn.

 

Copyright 2010, by Glenn Raymond.