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Renovating Your Popcorn Ceiling - Top Contractor Tips
5 Things You Need to Know About Popcorn Ceilings
If you’ve ever watched a home improvement show, the first thing said when the host walks into an older home is almost always “Popcorn ceilings - we’ll have to remove those”.
Why does everyone assume popcorn ceilings must go? And what if you chose to leave them? What can be done with them?
With some advice from a local painting and renovations contractor, we dive into this interesting topic!
What is a Popcorn Ceiling?Popcorn ceiling is a kind of textured finish for ceilings. With a closer resemblance to cottage cheese than popcorn, this ceiling treatment began appearing in the middle of the 20th century.
The technique is accomplished by spraying on a texture to the ceiling. The result accomplished several goals - it quickly and inexpensively covered any imperfections in the ceiling, help dampen room noise, and even provided some fire resistance.
While popcorn ceilings have gotten a bit of a refresh as interest is renewed in mid-century looks, some people still have questions about its safety and how to care for it.
How is it Different From a Textured Ceiling?Homes built today typically have smooth or lightly textured ceilings, as popcorn texturing largely fell out of style for ... more

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