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 Atlanta area, stipple ceiling removal is all the rage. These days, most homeowners prefer a smooth, flat ceiling finish versus a textured look.

Stipple Ceiling Removal - Stippled Ceiling Texture - Cumming GA - Kimberly PaintingA stipple ceiling texture is created by dipping an applicator in a 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 stipple ceiling removal:

  • 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 is 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.

Popcorn Ceiling Vs. Stipple Ceiling Removal

Many homeowners use the terms "popcorn ceiling" and "stipple ceiling" interchangeably. But are the two really the same thing?

Yes, stipple ceilings and popcorn ceilings are both texturized finishes applied to ceilings, but they differ in appearance and the materials used.

Stipple ceilings typically have a finer texture with small, irregular patterns resembling sand or fine bumps. On the other hand, popcorn ceilings, also known as acoustic ceilings, have a more pronounced and chunky texture that resembles cottage cheese.

Regarding removal services, stipple ceiling removal usually involves scraping off the texture layer and smoothening the surface to create a flat or lightly textured ceiling. This process typically requires less effort and time compared to popcorn ceiling removal, another service that Kimberly Painting offers.

Both services involve covering and protecting the area, cleaning up debris, and potentially repainting the ceiling to achieve a finished uniform appearance. Consulting with a professional is recommended to assess the ceiling type and determine the best removal approach.

Our Stipple Ceiling Removal Process

Stipple ceiling removal can greatly enhance the look of your home, but the process is a lot more labor-intensive and messy than you might think. It's also riddled with potential complications, like asbestos testing and removal. In order to get your flawless finish and keep your home and family safe, always opt to have your stipple ceiling removed by a professional.

Your professional painter will follow the following steps to protect your health and give you the best results possible:

1. Preparation: We'll begin by thoroughly preparing the room. That includes covering the floors and furniture with plastic sheets to protect them from debris and dust. We'll also ensure the room is well-ventilated by opening windows and using fans.

2. Asbestos Safety: If your home was built before the late 1970s, there's a chance that the stippled ceiling contains asbestos. Asbestos poses serious health risks when disturbed, so it's essential to test for its presence before proceeding. This must be done by a professional to collect samples and arrange for proper testing safely. Kimberly Painting would be happy to point you in the right direction to get the help you need.

If asbestos is detected, it's crucial to hire a certified asbestos removal professional. These experts possess the necessary training and equipment to safely eliminate hazardous materials using specialized tools and minimizing mess.

3. Ceiling Scrape and Repair: Once the asbestos is dealt with, or if the stippled ceiling is asbestos-free, the actual removal process can begin. Our team will delicately scrape the stippling away using a combination of water and gentle scraping tools. This requires finesse to avoid damaging the underlying drywall. Once the stippling is removed, any imperfections or gouges on the ceiling will be patched and sanded for a smooth finish.

4. Priming and Painting: Kimberly Painting understands the intricacies of creating a seamless finish. We'll apply a primer to the newly smoothed ceiling, followed by a fresh coat of paint that complements your room's decor.

Trust in Kimberly Painting for professional interior painting to include kitchen cabinets and interior surfaces such as bathroom fixtures, borders, and molding. Our skills will not only ensure a stunning outcome but also prioritize the health and safety of your home and loved ones.

Get a free written estimate for stipple ceiling removal, and brighten up your home today!

Areas Served

Kimberly Painting is located at 23 Ferry Landing Ln NW, Buckhead, GA 30305. Our painters work near you in Atlanta suburbs located inside and along the I-285 perimeter, between I-75, I-85, and GA-400 highways. Cities include Alpharetta, Brookhaven, Buckhead, Buford, Cumming, Druid Hills, Duluth, Dunwoody, Johns Creek, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, North Druid Hills, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, and Vinings. Business hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm.