Have you seen our vehicle and signs (shown above) around town?
have that disgusting popcorn ceiling on your home, and your ready to
get rid of it, give us a call. We are experts at removing the
popcorn texture and putting on a modern, beautiful texture in it's
place. We can also handle the professional painting for you
saving you time and ensuring a top quality finish.
What is a Popcorn Texture anyway?
Popcorn texture is more accurately called Acoustical
Ceiling Texture, but has come to be know by homeowners as Popcorn or
cottage cheese texture, and some mistakenly call this Stucco texture. It's basically a thin drywall compound
with styrofoam type balls in it. It was used for many years
until around the early 90s due to the fact that it was an affordable
way to texture a ceiling, saving costs on painting, and drywall
finishing costs. It also did help deaden the sound in a room
and many people had glitter sprayed onto the texture while it was
wet for an added sparkle. Note that houses built from 1980 back
may have Asbestos in the texture so be careful in trying to remove
If there's any doubt, we can come in a put a NEW layer of sheetrock
over the old and finish it as new, avoiding the asbestos.
Why get rid of your popcorn ceiling? Here's
It sucks up dirt, smoke and odors and is usually
filthy, especially around swamp cooler vents
It's Ugly, yeah, we once thought it looked nice,
but no more
It's full of spider webs and spiders
It's Very difficult to paint
The foam balls fall off at the slightest touch
It's very hard to paint your walls with a bumpy
It's very outdated and hurts the resale value of
Why Choose Mr Patch Drywall to remove your popcorn
We specialize in popcorn ceiling removal, drywall
repair and painting meaning the following advantages over handymen,
other drywallers or general contractors -
quick. We know how to do the job quickly, minimizing the
hassle to you. And yes, this is a huge hassle to have your
entire house covered in plastic, making it difficult to live in
the house while the work is going on. We can do some
in just one day. Others may take longer depending
on the complexity of the work, whether you have us do the
painting or not, etc.
utilize expensive specialized sanders and vacuums which very few
people are even aware of. Our vacuum is a Dual Filtration
System which has a 99.85% filtration efficiency, specifically
designed to trap drywall dust much better than a standard shop vac so very little gets past it. Our vacuum sander is
designed to work with this vacuum and is also very expensive
which means few contractors will own both of these
We have a
reputation for doing top quality work and will leave your
ceiling looking like a brand new ceiling.
hard to keep the dust and mess down. Removing this texture
is Very Messy and dusty, and many people don't know how to
properly contain the dust and mess. We will work to keep
the mess to a minimum, then after the work is done we clean
thoroughly, even dusting your furniture or counters if needed.
update the texture on your ceiling to a beautiful skip trowel
texture as shown below. Few drywallers know how to apply a
texture like this and often apply a much more messy looking
arrange to have your larger furniture items moved out of your
house and into your garage, or possibly into a temporary storage
unit if you don't want to tackle that either.
just scrape the texture off and spray on another texture.
After scraping, 99% of the jobs require us to apply another coat
of mud to all joints, then sand and smooth further. In the
days when my father & I applied these acoustical (popcorn)
textures in the 70s, we only had to apply 1 coat of mud to the
recessed joints, then we could simply cover up the defects with
the acoustical texture. So after removing the acoustic you
MUST work on the joints and if needed, apply another coat of
mud. I've seen many jobs where this was not done and all
the joints now show, and most ALL the nails. So these
people traded the popcorn ceiling with none of this showing for
a knockdown or orange peel texture with all the nails and joints
showing. We DON'T do this low grade work. When we're
done your ceiling will look like new with no defects showing.
guarantee all of our work to be of a high quality with no joints
and nails showing, mud on your furniture, etc.
How Much Work is it to Remove The Popcorn Texture?
basic steps required to remove the popcorn ceiling texture and apply
a new one
furniture out of the room, or to the walls & remove photos etc
(homeowner often does this to save money, but we can include it
in our bid)
ALL Furniture, Walls & Ceilings in each room being worked on and
glue the floor plastic to the wall plastic to further seal
floors leading out of the house, and in non work areas where we
may walk to avoid tracking huge amounts of texture all over
all light fixtures, smoke alarms, etc on the ceiling
ceilings with water and scrape off the popcorn
the popcorn debris and dispose of
another 1-2 finish coats of Drywall Mud to most all joints and
nails (most who remove the popcorn texture skip this step)
misc ceiling cracks, dings and damage from scraping, etc
new drywall mud & touch up final defects
new texture of your choice
new textured surfaces
new textured surfaces
all masking from walls
paint on walls where masking tape may pull it loose
sized home with say 1000 SF of popcorn ceilings will take 2-3 guys
about 4-5 days to complete. It will take the average homeowner
months to complete, so we can save you a huge amount of time, and
guarantee the work will be done correctly.
I can't tell you how many
homeowners have told us they removed popcorn texture from a room
once and will NEVER do that again. Folks, it's a very messy
and difficult job, so be sure you're up to it before you tackle the
WHEN HIRING A DRYWALL
CONTRACTOR to remove your Popcorn ceiling, remember to ask if they
will coat all the old joints and repair any minor and major damage
after they remove the popcorn texture.
The reason is that when we applied these textures in the 70s they
covered defects so well that we could get by with 1 less coat of mud
on everything compared to the walls with a Knockdown or an orange
peel texture. So it is almost guaranteed that all the joints will
need re-coated to ensure that the joints will not show.
I've been seeing a lot of homes with joints, scratches, etc showing
from a previous popcorn texture removal so it's obvious that a lot
of contractors are skipping this step to make more profit, leaving
the homeowner with the poor quality work.
Always get this in writing. We always spell it out in a contract so
that you can be assured of receiving the highest quality
workmanship. When we complete a popcorn ceiling job and re-texture,
your ceiling will look like new again.
Remember, low bidders often plan on leaving out things like proper
masking and cleanup, repair of the ceiling after scraping and will
often do a poor job of texturing, and more. We aren't the cheapest,
but we are the best.
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