Josh Carlson
Josh Carlson

At Treasured Spaces, we bring serious value, quality and attention to detail to every home remodeling or new construction project we take on. With a sense of pride and integrity, years of experience and first-class professionalism, we’re the local contractor you can trust to get the job done on time and on budget.

It’s possible if your home was built anytime before the year 2000, you have popcorn ceilings in your hallways or bedrooms. Popcorn ceilings became popular because of their ability to muffle noise, and they could hide imperfections. There are many reasons to want to remove popcorn ceilings, such as wanting to clean or paint the ceiling, or just to have a more modern look. 

Replacing a Popcorn Ceiling – The Wrong Way

Josh says the best way to remove a popcorn ceiling, is to not remove a popcorn ceiling, but we’ll get to that later. If you do need to remove your popcorn ceiling, you only need a few supplies – a mask, safety goggles, a 6-inch tape knife, and a spray bottle of water. Simply dampen the ceiling with the spray bottle (this will make it easier to remove), and start scraping with the knife. This method is messy, time-consuming, and can potentially cause damage to the ceiling behind the popcorn. Most of all though, if your popcorn ceiling was installed before 1977, it’s possible it has asbestos. Scraping that popcorn off would expose you to that which can be dangerous if inhaled.

Replacing a Popcorn Ceiling – The Right Way

To get the best results of a popcorn-free ceiling, we recommend putting new drywall right over the existing ceiling. This will create a clean slate for your ceiling without exposing asbestos or any further damage on the ceiling. You simply screw up the drywall on the ceiling, tape it to the walls to create a seamless transition. This may force you to repaint the top of your walls, so be prepared for that, but in the end, it’s going to be a brand new ceiling, without the work and risk of scraping off the popcorn texture. 

What you will get is a smooth, seamless ceiling without any texture. This has a more modern look that you can easily paint and clean. If you are considering replacing your popcorn ceilings, let Treasured Spaces be your guide! Call us at 612-221-0965 for more information.
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Josh Carlson
Josh Carlson

At Treasured Spaces, we bring serious value, quality and attention to detail to every home remodeling or new construction project we take on. With a sense of pride and integrity, years of experience and first-class professionalism, we’re the local contractor you can trust to get the job done on time and on budget.

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