Popcorn ceilings used to be a very popular texture application for ceilings, but in more recent times, the use of popcorn ceilings has lost it's appeal. However, removing popcorn ceilings can often pose a daunting task. Painting popcorn can be an intense strain both physically and financially, especially in cases where asbestos is involved. Often painting over them poses a great option.
Then, there comes the challenge of successfully painting over popcorn ceilings due to the constrain of applying the paint and managing the resultant mess from the entire process. Here, we will show you the professional process of painting over popcorn ceilings without making so much mess in your home.
Popcorn Painting Tools: the importance of assembling your tools way before you commence work cannot be overemphasized. The tools you would use for your work determine how effective the work would be. For painting over popcorn ceilings, the tools you would need are; a step ladder, plastic sheeting for covering specific areas, dust mask for your mouth and nostrils, protective eye wear, vacuum with a dust brush attached, paintbrush, paint roller/nap with extension handle, paint and flat head screwdriver. Getting your tools ready means you’ll have them on hand when you need them.
Preparing to Paint Popcorn: When rolling paint over popcorn ceilings, the texture is bound to cause a splattering of paint on the surrounding walls. To avoid getting paint all over your walls, consider taping plastic sheeting on the walls to provide a form of coverage from the splattering paint. After this has been done, cover the floors of the room with drop cloths or the plastic sheeting. Also, consider covering and masking ceiling fixtures such as electrical appliances and chandeliers with plastic sheeting or painter’s tape. Painting preparation is key!
Prep for Painting Popcorn Ceilings: Using the vacuum and attached duster, clean off the dust in the crevices of the popcorn ceiling and make sure there are no specks anywhere that would spoil the painting. After removing the dust, you may commence with the application of the paint using the roller with the handle extension and paint brush. To paint in the corners, use the flat brush. Apply plenty paint on the brush as not to remove too much texture, and around the corners with a light gentle touch.
Hire a Painting Company: We offer services ranging from commercial painting to home painting. Painting popcorn ceilings is one of the many services we offer, and our commercial services are always professional, affordable and customer service oriented. If the idea of painting over your popcorn ceilings seems like a laborious task, you should consider engaging our commercial services for affordable and incredibly efficient painting.
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