Why Stipple Ceiling Removal?
Stippled ceilings were a hit in the age of disco as cheap and easy to install. You’ll still find them in homes built in the 70s and 80s, though they have long fallen out of favor.
In the Cumming area, stipple ceiling removal is all the rage. These days, most homeowners prefer a smooth, flat ceiling finish versus a textured look.
A stipple ceiling texture is created by dipping an applicator in drywall compound, sticking it to the ceiling, and pulling it away to create a pattern of thorny swirls.
It hides minor imperfections and flaws, but casts dark shadows, and pops every balloon that hits the ceiling!
A first cousin to the dreaded popcorn ceilings, you might not like them, but is that a good enough reason to get rid of them?
Well, here are a few more benefits to removing your stipple ceiling texture:
- Ease of Cleaning
Dirt, dust, and cobwebs get stuck between the points and grooves of the stipple pattern. A long-handled feather duster isn’t going to do the job.
- They May Contain Asbestos
If your home was built or renovated before 1978, it’s probably got at least one coat of lead-based paint. Make sure you renovate the right way in accordance with EPA guidelines.
- Repair and Touch-ups
Repairing flaws in a stipple ceiling are tedious and time-consuming. And repair work is unlikely to match the original look.
- Darkness and Shadows
Light doesn’t react well with a stipple or popcorn textured surface. It casts shadows that make entire rooms appear dark and dreary.
On a flat surface, light is evenly diffused, creating a brighter appearance. You’ll be amazed at the cheerful atmosphere in the room by simply smoothing the ceiling.
How to Remove a Stipple Textured Ceiling
Stipple ceiling removal is labor-intensive, messy, and causes some drywall damage. Your ceiling will require extensive patching and repair after the texture is scraped away.
It can get more complicated, but here is our simplified process:
- Scrape off the excess drywall compound.
- Extensive patching and repair.
- Sand to a smooth finish.
- Prime and paint.
Get a free written estimate for popcorn ceiling or stipple ceiling removal and brighten up your home today!