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    Acoustic Texture Removal
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If you live in Cary and need acoustic texture
removed from the ceilings of your home call
Drywall Specialist today. I offer low prices,
quality workmanship and free estimates on
large or small ceiling texture removal jobs.
Acoustic ceiling texture, commonly called popcorn, appealed to builders in Cary, NC on budgets starting from around the 1950s. Today, it seems to lack appeal for almost everyone.
Removing popcorn texture involves scraping high spots, then covering the ceiling with multiple coats of drywall mud. If you’re sure your ceiling texture doesn’t contain asbestos, a drywall contractor is the best service provider to contact for removal. Though other types of providers could do the work, drywall pros have the experience to provide the best finish.

However, if your home was built before 1980, the ceiling may contain asbestos, once used in many home and industrial building products. If inhaled, asbestos can cause serious respiratory problems.

The Clean Air Act of 1978 banned its use, but asbestos was commonly used in popcorn textures before then, especially during this time period. If you own an older home, have an asbestos abatement company test your ceiling before drywall workers potentially release asbestos particles into the air.
An asbestos removal project usually won’t include replacing damaged drywall and/or retexturing the ceiling. These are separate projects.
Not only will we remove the acoustic/popcorn ceilings from your home, we will also dispose of it. Next we float the tape joints and nail holes. When the mud is fully dry, we sand the joints until they are smooth, before we add texture to the ceiling. You may choose either knockdown texture or splatter texture. We spray both of these textures on the ceiling. The splatter texture is rounded because it is sprayed and left alone until it is dry. The texture of the knockdown is flat and a little rough. This is because a broad knife is used to flatten the texture when it is about ¾ dry. If you would like to see how these textures look, we can supply samples.

A popcorn ceiling with asbestos

The first step is to test for asbestos. The homeowner or contractor can spray water onto an area, remove a sample and send it to a testing facility. If asbestos is present, the cost of the project will be significantly higher.
The most popular type of popcorn ceiling was the asbestos popcorn ceiling and we are now aware that asbestos is a harmful and toxic material that we should not be exposed to or allowed to breathe. Popcorn ceiling removal for popcorn ceilings that were built during this period of time should absolutely be done by certified professionals, because the risk of exposure to asbestos during popcorn texture removal is capable of being quite high.
Popcorn ceilings are also known as acoustic ceilings, and they were especially popular in homes and other buildings between the latter half of the of the century. It is still uncertain why exactly these asbestos popcorn ceiling installations became so popular, but many people believe that it is because they were so simple to apply, because they were capable of dampening sound, because they hid imperfections that existed in the ceiling, and for a host of additional reasons as well.
There are a number of disadvantages that come with asbestos popcorn ceilings as well, though, including the difficulty cleaning them. The biggest drawback associated with the popcorn ceiling concept, of course, is the presence of the harmful substance known as asbestos within them. We did not know then what we have come to know now about the harmful nature of asbestos.
There is a very strong and unfortunate chance that your popcorn ceiling is an asbestos popcorn ceiling. If you are planning to remove this popcorn ceiling from your home so that you can revitalize your home, then you are going to need to know and understand the risks involved in messing with your asbestos popcorn ceiling. Popcorn ceiling removal or popcorn texture removal is something that you cannot simply take lightly, because there is a chance that in doing this you are exposing yourself to a harmful substance that could cause cancer or other health problems including the permanent scarring of your lungs.
If your home has popcorn ceilings that you’re planning to replace, it’s essential to understand the potential dangers of popcorn ceiling removal . Before proceeding, hire asbestos testing in the Durham, Chapel Hill And Chatham County area to determine if your ceilings may contain this mineral, which was used in popcorn ceilings during that time period. Exposure to asbestos can present several dangers to you and your family.
Your popcorn ceiling may contain asbestos.
Asbestos is a mineral group that is characterized by its ability to be divided into thin, sturdy threads. Asbestos fibers are resistant to chemicals, fire, and heat, and are also non-conductive to electricity. These factors made asbestos a popular material for use in a variety of industries, in particular, the production of construction and building materials. The Clean Air Act of 1978 prohibited the use of ceiling material containing asbestos. However, because contractors were permitted to utilize their existing inventories, these materials continued to appear in houses through the mid-1980s.
Popcorn ceiling removal may expose you to asbestos.
The mineral asbestos occurs naturally in the environment, and people are regularly exposed to it in small levels. However, acute or long-term exposure to asbestos fibers has been linked to several illnesses and cancers. When a person inhales asbestos fibers from the air, they can get trapped in the lungs and accumulate. While most cases of asbestos-related diseases occur in individuals who directly handled asbestos-containing materials at some point, inhaling these fibers through improper popcorn ceiling removal can be hazardous to your health.
There are a number of health hazards associated with breathing in the asbestos fibers, which is why your popcorn texture removal process is best left to the pros. The health hazards that are caused by asbestos exposure are capable of developing between 15 and 40 years following the first time that you inhale the fibers. The most commonly understood diseases that are caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers include asbestosis, malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. The only way to protect yourself from these health hazards is to consult a professional popcorn texture removal company rather than attempting to tackle the process yourself. There are plenty of certified companies that can help you with your popcorn texture removal, rather than forcing you to put yourself at risk.
We are specialists in: Vinyl asbestos tile, VAT, linoleum, vinyl sheet goods, transite pipe, transite siding, transite roofing, duct work, stucco, texturecoat, drywall, acoustic ceiling, popcorn ceiling, plaster, lath and plaster, buttonboard, fireproofing, mastic, pipe covering, mag piping, mag block, and other product forms.
Scraping all popcorn texture from the ceiling is the first step. If you decide on a popcorn ceiling removal on your home in Cary the materials to scrape off the texture will cost around $30 at your local hardware store. However, understand this project is tedious and also very messy.
These steps require more materials and additional cost. From start to finish, you will need a drop cloth, a ceiling texture scraper or wide tool for scraping, a putty knife, hammer, joint compound, sand paper, primer, paint and painting tools, including rollers, brushes trays.

Popcorn ceiling removal cost

Hiring a professional contractor to complete this project is the easiest option. So how much does it cost if you hire a contractor?
Ceiling texture options, cost
Inexpensive texture options include what’s called “knockdown,” a mottled finish that doesn’t require the drywall finisher to smooth each imperfection. Smooth ceilings, however, are popular, and they cost more, because the last coat of drywall mud requires sanding and likely a little bit of touch-up.
When hiring drywall and/or asbestos mitigation pros, consider contractors who are appropriately licensed, insured and bonded and who have positive reviews on a trusted online site.
In the past, acoustic ceilings, also known as popcorn ceilings, were popular. Today, however, homeowners would rather remove them. Custom Painting, Inc. has the experience to remove these types of ceilings and make the process as simple as possible. We cover your furniture to protect it rather than asking you to remove it. Other companies may make request that the furniture be moved out. You may save a little bit of money by removing the furniture but it is not necessary. We do ask that you spend one night at a different location, however. This will allow us to leave the masking in place for the work to be done. If you cannot leave your home during the night, please be sure to tell us. We have two options if this is the case: 1) We will remove the masking for the rooms you will need for the night. Then we will re-mask the rooms again in the morning or 2) We do the work in two phases. In either of these instances, the price may increase slightly.
The cost of removing acoustic tiles will vary. There are a couple of factors that determine the cost on homes in Cary: whether your ceilings were painted, how tall the ceilings are, whether or not the ceilings are vaulted, if there is wallpaper present, and having excessive furniture in the rooms. If possible, set up an appointment to speak with an estimator. They will visit your home and evaluate the work to be done. Your estimate will take approximately 15 minutes and is free.
Once the texture is completely dry, we will lightly sand it. Then we apply a stain lock primer followed by the paint you have chosen for the ceiling. You do not have to paint the ceiling after the primer is added, however it is recommended.
Give us a telephone call if you would like to set up an appointment to receive a free estimate. Even though it can be difficult to remove popcorn or acoustic ceilings, Custom Painting, Inc. understands how to make it a painless experience and on that is much easier than you might think.
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Acoustic Texture Removal Cary NC
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