popcorn removal wilmington
Serving Wilmington, New Hanover County N.C
The town of Wilminton is the eighth-largest municipality in North Carolina. Over 120,000 people.It may also have the most popcorn ceilings that I’ve ever seen. Pricing for popcorn removal can be different from wilmington to Raleigh. I dont think there is a standard price. Because its not the the removol process as much as the quality of drywall finishig to your ceilings. I have been Spraying popcorn for 35 years. This quailfies me to know the propper procedures when removing and finishing your ceilings without damaging your drywall. Adding the the right amount of water is vital. To much H20 does more harm than good.
Painted Popcorn Ceiling
Unfortunately this is what painted over popcorn celings looks like. It looks like its dripping were paint holding it together. Your not supose to paint popcorn texture. Because its accouctic made to absorbe sound, Very labor intesive removing when painted.
Straight Flex on geodesic dome ceiling. mudding angles with jointcompound for smooth finish on the ceilings.
Non Painted Popcorn Ceiling
Popcorn texture is very soft from the manufacture. Spungy to the touch. making easier to remove and less damage to the drywall. Notice its not dripping from paint holdig it together
I have been in the popcorn texture business for many years. I started spraying ceilings around 1980 around wilmington NC. Popcorn ceilings were very popular back then. So I know first hand about the underlying conditions of the drywall. Spraying popcorn texture with hopper gun splatters everywere and removing the popcorn texture can be just as messy.
Popcorn ceiling info
All ceilings that were sprayed with a popcorn texture only had two coats of joint compound not three, as is standard practice for smooth ceilings. Also, the angle tape on the ceiling side is never mudded. That is why you need an experienced drywall contractor to handle the final skim coat, mud the top angle in the corners, skim over all screws, and sand it all smooth with a dustless sander.
There’s no reason your ceilings can’t be perfect. When the old popcorn texture is removed we make sure you have no saging issues in your ceiling. Also Drywall screws was not used in North Carolina until 1984 any ceilings prior will need updated with screws to prevent nail pops. Drywall finishing is a final product, if not done properly every ceiling joints will show through the primer and paint.
We offer any type of drywall repairs Nail pops, stress cracks, wall patches,water damage, ceiling repair, cracked corner bead.
We hang drywall on just about anything, basements,additions, attics, ceilings, walls, whole houses,commmercial,
Drywall finishing gets three coats of joint compound. And resurface with level five if needed. All Sheetrock finishing will be sanded.
Our Clients Love Us
Mike Faircloth and his team did a great job on two major rennovations of our house, He removed all the popcorn from our 2 story 4 bedroom house and went the extra mile to ensure it passed abestos testing. He fixed all the ceilings with a first rate mud and skim job and fixed various wall problems as well. When he was done it was ready for painting. He also removed the kitchen and first floor half bath old flooring which dated back to 1968, had multiple layers of linoleum (also abestos contaminated) and removed and replaced the subfloors in the kitchen and bath. Very experienced and thorough. Highly pleased with the quality of work and price for the two jobs. I strongly recommend that you select Mike Faircloth as I am sure you will be pleased with the results.
My husband and I recently hired Mike and his team to resurface and repair our ceilings after having popcorn texture removed by a local abatement company. The popcorn texture removal left our ceilings looking like raw cardboard. The popcorn texture had to be peeled off the ceilings taking the top coating of the sheet rock with it. Mike took on the job, over 2000 square feet of ceiling, and let me tell you… they KNOW what they are doing. He reinforced all of the sheet rock with new drywall screws, replaced a ceiling beam and a few sheet rock panels to remove a visible bow in our living room, sanded, primed, re-did the ceiling edges and corners, re-surfaced, the list goes on. Mike and his team truly went above and beyond to repair our ceilings. We were on a tight timeline so they worked weekend hours to get the job done as soon as possible. It is evident that Mike takes extreme pride in his work and does the job the right way. I would hire Mike again in a heartbeat and highly recommend him for all your drywall needs!
We had Mike and his crew come remove popcorn ceilings throughout our home and then get them all taped and skimmed,ready for painting. They did an outstanding job–they came exactly when they said they would, worked quickly and carefully, and cleaned up completely. They are sticklers for detail, and went above and beyond what they were contracted to do–spending time patching walls, as well, since they knew we’d be painting those soon, too. They do things the right way, not the easy way, and it shows. And Mike is a great communicator–he kept me in the loop every step of the way. I’d use them again in a heartbeat!
Our 8 Steps For Removal
In older homes, before 1978 asbestos can be a serious problem, especially for small children or older adults. If your home constructed before 1977, it is always a good idea to test for asbestos before any ceiling surface is disturbed. Contact CEI Lab in Cary NC.
Before any ceiling work is done, We will ask if you want popcorn removed under your coves.
Floor and Furniture Covered
Any and all surfaces directly below the work area will be covered by plastic sheeting or drop cloths. Wall will be protected with plastic also. This helps to protect your home and makes for an easier clean up. Same process for occupied or non occupied homes.
The ceiling will be prepped with a hydrating solution. This serves three purposes.
Don”t over hydrate because drywall will warp
Loosens the textured surface for removal.
Cuts down on free air born drywall dust.
Our team of drywall professionals begin the texture removal process.
The texture removal process typically reveals flaws in the drywall itself. Previous repairs. If this is the case with your ceilings we will repair. We will re-skim all your ceiling joints with a layer of drywall mud on the ceiling to insure a proper, smooth finish.
No Dust Sanding
Your ceilings will be sanded with a dustless sanding system for a smooth finish. You will be left with a ready to paint surface. With no dust
The job isn’t complete until your home has been returned to the state it was in before we arrived. Proper clean up is the hallmark of a true professional.
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