Popcorn ceilings were popular from the late 1950s to the 1980s. They are also referred to as cottage cheese ceilings, Stucco ceiling, or an acoustic ceiling. The textured surface is either painted on or sprayed on, and they were favored for their ability to cover up imperfections. Dirt and other flaws are more noticeable on a flat surface compared to a textured one like this.
Depending on the time period when the building was constructed our even renovated, you could find a variety of substances in this textured layer. Some of which can be particularly harmful to your health if you attempt removing it. One substance that was commonly used in popcorn ceilings is asbestos, and there are a number of health risks associated with inhalation.
The paint that coats the popcorn ceiling can also cause a problem, and it can make the task that much tougher. When removing the popcorn ceiling, you will need water to help loosen the particles. Paint prevents the moisture from affecting the textured surface and basically acts as a protective layer. This might have been great back when these ceilings were popular, but they’re not so great for those who want to do away with it.
Instead of all the hassle of testing the ceiling for harmful substances (which means sending a sample off to a laboratory), and not to mention all that grueling work, there is an easier alternative – Styrofoam ceiling tiles!
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When applying Styrofoam, or polystyrene, ceiling tiles to a popcorn ceiling, you will hardly need to do any preparation work at all. You simply need to calculate the number of tiles you need as well as the appropriate adhesive. Begin work by removing any light fixtures and determine the midpoint of the ceiling. Mark your lines using a chalk reel. This is a handy tool that allows you to create a straight line from one end of the ceiling to the other, and you will use this line as a guide for your first row of ceiling tiles.
Once you have your layout planned, simply apply the adhesive as directed and press the center tile in place. Continue to add the rest of your tiles in the same way until your entire ceiling is covered. In the event that you need to trim or cut any of the Styrofoam tiles, it will still be safer and easier than battling it out with a textured ceiling. This is because you won’t be exposed to falling debris and the polystyrene tiles are really easy to cut to size.
To recap, Styrofoam tiles can be applied quickly and easily to any flat or textured ceiling. There is no need to remove the textured surface which means that you save that much more time, and you need not be exposed to potentially dangerous substances. These tiles are also available in several models, and they can be painted if need be. They are lightweight which makes them really effortless to work with and you won’t need a truckload of specialized tools either.
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