Flattening Ceiling Popcorn Removal Toronto

Popcorn Ceiling Removal Will Make Your House Look Modern

Why should you think about popcorn ceiling removal – It can be surprising just how quickly trends can fall out of fashion. One such home interior feature that is no longer as popular as it once was is stucco, or popcorn ceilings.

While in past decades both homeowners and visitors alike used to admire them for the interesting patterns and textures they added to a room, nowadays those same individuals tend to be fans of clean, simple looks.

In order to update your home and usher it into the 21st century we at Silver Home Painters Toronto are more than happy to help you figure out how to flatten your stucco ceilings.

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Most of the homeowners prefer to have flattened ceilings. So, they call us to remove stucco or popcorn from the ceiling to make their house more contemporary. If you are amongst them, or even if you are thinking of selling your home, Call Us Today for more Information and a quick chat about the popcorn ceiling removal cost and process in Toronto, Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill, Vaughan, Aurora or Etobicoke!

What You Should do with your popcorn ceilings – You live in a home with stucco ceilings (aka popcorn ceiling), and you have no idea what to do with them. There’s always the option of having them painted, but some part of you has always wanted to see what the place would look like with modern flat ceilings. Have you thought with yourself that ” I have to get my popcorn ceiling to flatten?”. While flattening your ceilings isn’t a must-have for modern homeowners, our end goal at Royal Home Painters is to give you the best options and consultation. If a flattened ceiling is all you’ve wanted for, then rest assured that we’re the one to help you. We can offer you our specific mess-free popcorn ceiling removal and ceiling flattening method.

The first thing you should know is that in spite of being very time and labour-intensive process, stucco ceiling flattening in Toronto is only as overwhelming as the contractors you’ve hired think it is. The truth is that experienced professional painters would never flinch at this kind of work. Popcorn ceiling flattening is just another day for those who have had years in the business.

The Effects of Popcorn Ceiling Removal

The most obvious outcome of removing popcorn ceiling is, and this should be no surprise, a flat ceiling! Besides, however, there are many perks! The first of which is that a flat ceiling will make your room look much bigger, opening up space and keeping it from feeling cramped and busy.
Stucco ceilings tend to trap a lot of dust and dirt. That will be more obvious when nobody has painted them in quite some time, which is a big contrast to flat ceilings. Additionally, all professional painting contractors in Toronto will charge you more for painting a popcorn ceiling compared to a flatten ceiling. Almost you can have your ceiling flattened by that difference you pay for painting). With the latter, any issues you might have on your stucco ceiling will be visible, meaning that you can address them as soon as they arise. There’s no need to pull out a chair and stand on top of it to see how your ceilings are doing; you should be able to spot what’s going on from anywhere in the room!

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Don’t Worry About Replacing Stucco Ceiling!

We’ve already mentioned how time and labour-intensive flattening your stucco ceilings can be. Therefore, it’s understandable that this may be a cause for concern. That being said, you have absolutely no reason to be worried. At Royal Home Painters Toronto we treat your home like ours, and you can expect us to cover every square inch of the room in plastic to avoid getting dust all over the place. We’ll never rush when working on your property since our goal is to get the job done right the first time around. To make it easier for you to understand the flattening ceilings process, please continue reading to learn how we remove popcorn ceiling and flatten your ceiling without making a mess:

The 5 Steps to remove stucco from the ceiling
  • 1) Prepping for Stucco Ceiling Removal Project

    Paint starts to peel when it’s been applied over very old paint or wet surfaces. Allowing dust and grime to accumulate on top of your ceiling painting project can also lead to peel. Trapping moisture underneath a coat of paint may also cause blistering as a result of the water trying to escape past the impermeable coat on top of it. Particularly, hot temperatures can create the same effect. So, first of all, we will prepare your home for flattening ceiling

  • 2) Remove the Popcorn/Stucco

    The process of removing stucco can be done with a scraper or a putty knife, though you may find other tools just as effective and already on-hand. There are also popcorn ceiling scraper vacuum you can buy from your hardware stores. You’re looking to scrape off the stucco without damaging the ceiling underneath it. Wear eye protection as well as a face mask so that you don’t have stucco and dust getting into your eyes and mouth.

    As with all other steps, remember to take breaks when you need to! Pushing through the fatigue can result in sloppy work, which will, in turn, mean that there’s more to do later on.

  • 3) Skim coat popcorn ceiling

    Application of Skim Coat is the most challenging part of the project for almost anyone. Skim coats of plaster will need to be applied to the ceiling, with the result being smooth, even finish. Keep in mind that the next step involves sanding, so the better this job is handled, the less work will be needed further along down the line.

    If you’ve ended up damaging the ceiling while scraping there may be some repairs needed. If they’re minor, they can be fixed with drywall tape, while more significant issues will require additional plaster.

  • 4) Sand the Plaster

    If you haven’t gotten eye protection and a face mask yet, then make sure to have it for this step! You will be sanding the entire the ceiling after skim coat, from wall to wall, with the goal of leaving it perfectly smooth. This step, in addition to Step 3, may need to be repeated a few times depending on the kind of shape the ceiling is.

    On average a popcorn ceiling will need to be skimmed and sanded twice. It’s recommended that you wait a day in between the coats of plaster to let it dry completely. Don’t rush through this process, either. You may have other things to do with your time, but anything worth doing is worth doing right the first time.

  • 5) Paint the Flat, Smooth Ceiling

    Use a latex primer and paint the whole ceiling. While it’s drying, you will be able to see if there are any imperfections in the work that you just completed. If you do spot anything merely repeat the previous steps as necessary. Once it’s dry apply one to two coats of latex paint; a white colour is traditional for ceilings. Please remember to allow each coat to dry as well before proceeding.

    As a final step, simply clean everything up. Thankfully much of this will involve rolling up plastic sheeting, and vacuuming anywhere that dust managed to get through.

Now let's talk about Popcorn Ceiling Removal Cost

Even though we’ve boiled down the process of removing stucco and popcorn ceilings and then flattening them and making a smooth ceiling to just five steps, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Flattening the ceiling is one of the most time and labour intensive projects that we do as a company.
At Royal Home Painters Toronto, as one of the top-rated popcorn ceiling removal companies in Toronto and the GTA, we would love to take this project off of your hands, helping to modernize your ceiling as well as your entire house. CALL us now or fill the form to get a free estimate for your ceiling flattening project!