Pros And Cons Of Removing Your Popcorn Ceiling in Cincinnati, OH

When you have a home in which you can find popcorn ceilings in some or perhaps all of your rooms, a question will necessarily arise — do you want to keep them or do you want to take the effort to try to get them removed?

If you are quite set against having popcorn ceilings in your home, there is pretty much no con in the world that will stop you from getting them removed but if you are on the fence as it were it’s entirely possible that you might be dissuaded from getting them removed based on something you may not even realize.

Let’s now look at some of the pros and cons of removing your popcorn ceiling in Cincinnati, OH

Pro: You Will Get A More Modernized Ceiling

One of the major pros of removing your popcorn ceiling is that you’re going to end up with an overall more modern ceiling than you previously had, as having a popcorn ceiling is generally thought of as being a rather dated and old look.

By removing your popcorn ceiling, you’re looking at changing up the look of the ceiling and giving it a newer look — and that is bound to be good for not just you if you like looking at a ceiling on the occasion that doesn’t give you feelings of nostalgia for the 1970’s but also possibly good if you want to consider selling your home at some point down the line.

Con: The Process Can Be Quite Messy

The process of removing your popcorn ceiling can be extremely messy — in fact, it’s one of the messiest things that a person can do in terms of home renovation.

If you think about it, it makes sense — the way that a popcorn ceiling is applied involves the textured material being added to the ceiling and when that material is removed, it does not ever come off neatly or easily.

If you think about the driest flaky pie crust imaginable and then think about what that would look like being removed with a large fork from your ceiling, you’re getting about where you need to be in terms of messiness.

Pro: It’s Much Easier To Clean A Ceiling That’s Not Popcorn

Speaking of messiness, you’re going to have a much easier time cleaning a ceiling that is not a popcorn ceiling, so it’s entirely possible that the mess you avoid by not removing the ceiling will come back to you in the form of having difficulty cleaning.

The reason that this is the case is that often enough, there are very few ways to clean a popcorn ceiling that don’t cause some kind of damage to it, and when you get certain kinds of stains on your popcorn ceiling, it is rather unfortunate but you may have to just paint it rather than risk damaging it.

Con: You May Have To Call In An Asbestos Expert

Depending on the age of your home, it’s entirely possible that you’re going to have to call in an asbestos expert to assist you with the cleaning and removal of your popcorn ceiling, if not take over and do the entire thing to ensure your health and safety.

The reason that this is sometimes the case is that older installations of popcorn ceilings involved a large amount of asbestos — and if you have such a ceiling, you’re not going to be able to just remove it yourself but rather will need to have a professional remove it for you.

Pro: It Will Increase The Selling Price Of Your Home

Given the dated look that a popcorn ceiling has, you can almost guarantee that the act of removing the popcorn ceiling and making it into a more modern looking ceiling is going to increase the selling price of your home.

When you take this into consideration, even if you have to entirely outsource the removal of the popcorn ceiling it’s entirely likely that it will be worth it because you’re going to be getting your money back and then some in the higher selling price of your home.

Con: It May Reveal A Poorly Made Ceiling Underneath

Lastly, if you don’t know the history of your home and when the popcorn ceiling was applied, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise when the popcorn ceiling is removed.

In many cases, the reason that there’s popcorn ceiling in the first place is that the ceiling may have been not entirely evenly built and once the popcorn ceiling is removed it will be revealed, making for a lot of work in fixing up the ceiling in order to make it look like a normal ceiling again.

Johnson Specialty Painters in Cincinnati, Ohio is a family business — we pride ourselves on employee and customer relations as well as a high quality of work performance and exemplary work ethic. Call us at (937) 630-4549 to make an appointment!

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