If you’re tired of outdated popcorn ceilings, the professional painters at Trico Painting are here to help! We offer popcorn ceiling removal as part of our comprehensive interior painting services to give your home, apartment, or condo a whole new look.

What are Popcorn Ceilings?

Popcorn ceilings (also called acoustic ceilings) are common in many 20th century homes, HOA properties, and commercial buildings. The bumpy finish, which has the appearance of popcorn kernels, was typically applied either by stippling a sponge or by using a hopper gun with a special mix.

Popcorn ceilings were typically applied because:

  • Some people liked the look of textured ceilings, and thought they added variety to a space where the walls and ceilings were otherwise identical.
  • Popcorn ceilings reduce noise/sound travel in multilevel or multi-unit buildings.
  • Applying popcorn ceilings was a cost-effective way to maintain the look of ceilings over time by hiding blemishes and imperfections.

What are the Drawbacks of Popcorn Ceilings?

While it was often applied with practical, good intentions, many homeowners eventually opt for acoustic ceiling removal. For one, the look of popcorn ceilings has a way of dating a building, and many homeowners and property managers feel like it no longer suits their tastes.

Not to mention that the reason popcorn ceilings are initially installed (to hide imperfections) becomes problematic. As long as you keep a popcorn ceiling finish, you won’t know the true condition of your ceiling. Paint damage could be hiding (and worsening over time) and dirt, dust, and germs are likely collecting there because popcorn ceilings are notoriously difficult to clean compared to ceilings with a smooth finish.

Why Hire Professional Painters for Popcorn Ceiling Removal?

Hiring professional painters for popcorn ceiling removal is a great investment when painting your home, condo, or apartment building. Here’s why we recommend hiring painters over DIY popcorn ceiling removal:

  • The “popcorn” is very difficult to remove without damaging the underlying finish without professional painters’ tools and equipment.
  • We can work with you to ensure there are no traces of asbestos or other harmful paints in your home (this is sometimes an issue with popcorn ceilings, as they may have been applied when asbestos and other toxic substances were still in more common use.
  • We know how to completely remove the popcorn finish, and what steps to take to prime and prep the surface for your repaint. We can recommend beautiful colors and durable finishes that keep your ceiling looking beautiful for years to come, while being lower maintenance and easier to clean than the acoustic surface.

When removing popcorn ceilings, Trico Painting always treats your space like it's our own. Along with making recommendations for color and style updates, and giving you the best possible results, our home painters take care of project planning, completion, and clean up. No mess or stress for you, just a more beautiful, modern-looking room!

Have big plans for your painting project? The painting pros at Trico will help you get it done. Contact us for your interior painting estimate today!