Bring back the light. We can transform your dark, heavy popcorn ceilings into airy, light-reflecting surfaces.
Nothing makes a space look dated and dingy like an old, popcorn ceiling. The bumpy surface absorbs light and catches dust, making any space appear small, dark and oppressive. They are difficult to clean, repair and remove. If your home in Victoria is older, and if you dream of an open, modern-looking space, then a smooth, light-reflecting surface is the the way to go.
Popcorn ceiling removal is definitely not a week-end DIY project. For your safety and for the quality results you are looking for, we recommend you engage professionals with years of experience. We are meticulous in regard to cleanliness, making sure we leave your space as clean as we found it. We are exacting about quality, with the needed experience to efficiently deliver results of the highest standard.
You will be amazed at the difference a flawless, smooth ceiling will make to brighten your space. If you live in Victoria, B.C. or the surrounding area, give us a call, we will make it happen!
“We hired these guys to remove all the old popcorn ceilings in our home and it turned out incredible. The dustless sander, the prep, and the air filtration system made it easy for us to live and not have our home interfered with. Thank you team”
Also called acoustic ceilings, stucco or, perhaps the most descriptive, cottage cheese ceilings, popcorn ceilings were popular in Victoria, B.C. in the 1950s and ’60s as a way to dampen sound and resist fire. They were usually sprayed on and their bumpy surface effectively masked any imperfections, making them quick and easy to apply.
The texture was produced by mixing asbestos into plaster which was then sprayed on or applied by hand. Asbestos was banned in Canada in 1979, but some continued to find its way into building materials until the ’90s. If your home was built before this, — certainly up until the mid-’80s — your popcorn ceilings are likely to contain asbestos. Popcorn ceilings of this generation generally contain between 1 to 10 percent asbestos. More modern popcorn ceilings contain paper material to create the texture. There is no way to assess if your popcorn ceiling contains asbestos just by looking at it. A sample needs to be tested to know if the texture is made of asbestos or some other material. While we do not offer asbestos sampling and removal, we can make a recommendation of who you may hire.
Removing old popcorn ceilings will have a dramatic effect on your entire home, including:
• Increasing your home’s value: Victoria home buyers are looking for a space that feels clean and bright. Transitioning from a popcorn to flat ceiling can yield as much as a 2-3X return on the cost of the renovation process if you plan to sell your home.
• Making your home healthier: While asbestos is only dangerous if it is disturbed, if your ceiling has been around for a few decades, it may not be in the best condition. Breathing in asbestos fibres can damage lung tissue leading to lung disease and cancer.
• Making your home cleaner: Popcorn ceilings are hard to clean. You can’t wash them, and the texture traps dust, dirt and cobwebs. If your ceiling is very old, as smoking was more commonplace in the ’50s to ’80s, they have likely absorbed cigarette smoke and have become a nasty yellow colour.
• Creating a modern, bright space: Modern design embraces clean lines and smooth surfaces that reflect light. Even if the rest of your home is contemporary, a popcorn ceiling will seem oppressive and dated.
Popcorn ceiling removal is a messy and challenging task. We take all the necessary steps to make sure it is done safely, protecting your furniture and belongings with a minimum of mess, using double filtration systems to keep dust contained. The basic procedure is as follows:
Popcorn ceiling removal is the quickest, most effective way to brighten up your space. At Finest Finish, we have decades of combined experience. We have established a procedure that will make this process as mess-free as possible, offering the highest standard of finishing quality.
Give us a call and we can discuss what is best for you!