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Many people have a hate/love relationship with popcorn ceilings sometimes called acoustic or textured ceilings. This is because popcorn ceilings resemble cottage cheese, in that once it is sprayed or painted on, it leaves a bumpy look. Also, some people find it visually displeasing. , ceilings? Well, they may want to because they don’t want to finish their ceiling or they couldn’t hide the imperfections of it, thus they left it there. Another reason why homeowners dislike popcorn ceilings is because of the potential asbestos problems. If you want to remove the asbestos, you should definitely enlist the help of professional painters. So, what is so bad about popcorn ceilings? Apart from these, the problem of asbestos also occurs in old popcorn ceilings. It results in complications and makes the removal process dangerous. So test the ceiling before beginning the removal task yourself, as inhaling asbestos causes lung disorders, including cancer.scraping painted popcorn ceilingStewart lives in a neighborhood built in 1972, so she knows all about popcorn and the expensive, messy task of removing it. She’s also aware that if homeowners know they have popcorn ceilings, by law they are required to disclose , that information to the buyers. And “one of the first things buyers do is scrape the ceilings,” she points out. If your home was built between , the 1950s and 1980s, there is a chance that the popcorn ceilings contain asbestos, according to the Mesothelioma Center. The best way to determine if your popcorn ceilings contain asbestos is to hire an abatement professional, or you can purchase a test kit. Any popcorn ceiling installed before 1980 might contain asbestos – a known cause of lung cancer. Before getting started, contact your local health department and ask about getting a sample tested. So youre wondering how to remove a popcorn ceiling with asbestos? If the test comes back positive, cover the popcorn with new drywall or tongue-and-groove planks, or hire an asbestos abatement contractor for way to remove popcorn ceilings that have been paintedWe have just had popcorn ceilings slicked or smoothed by plasterers. They started by applying something blue on the ceilings that they said would act almost like a glue in helping the new plaster adhere to the , ceilings, Days later, they applied a new coat of plaster that had to be lightly sanded smooth after it dried. A VERY messy job we havent moved in yet, and also expensive, but the smooth ceilings now look beautiful! Definitely a job for professionals. Worth every penny. Eliminates any asbestos More and more people asking me to remove the old “popcorn” ceilings, what would be the best way to remove this in a remodeling scenario, when people are living in the house and you want the best possible job with the least intrusion? Some popcorn ceiling can be unstable which would make them unable to support being covered and would instead need to be removed. Checking the stability of your ceiling is as simple as pushing on the ceiling with a finger. If your ceiling crumbles when pushed on or falls apart, it will let you know you’ll need to remove it. This can be a big, messy job. Make sure to seek professional help when necessary to avoid getting in over your head! """"""""


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