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Understanding Why You Need Popcorn Ceiling Removal for Your Home

Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Anyone who has done any recent home browsing, may have picked up on some of the common features real estate agents point out, in order to make a place sound more desirable. The proximity to a good school district, recently remodeled kitchen and an outdoor living space are some big ones. Yet what may surprise you is how often popcorn ceilings get mentioned, and not in a positive manner.

It often gets mentioned if an older home does not have popcorn ceilings or that the popcorn ceilings have been removed. The bottom line is that this type of interior feature is not something that’s desirable, and it’s about more than just visual aesthetics – although that’s an important enough reason to do away with them. Find out more about why this type of ceiling has gotten such a bad rap and what you can do about it if you still have this component in your home.

What You Need to Know

As a New Jersey homeowner, you want what’s best for your family, as well as your household. So, it makes sense to want to do away with anything that could pose a possible health threat. Yet, you can’t help but wonder if it is worth it to have this type of ceiling material removed – or not?

Some key points to ponder are:

Above all else is the health concern. Many popcorn ceilings may still contain asbestos. It was used to act as a fire retardant, although it could not actually help prevent the fire from spreading entirely. Yet, as we now know, exposure to asbestos poses a very real threat to your health. This is not something that you should take off, as it should only be handled by trained and experienced professionals. Not to mention, the disposal process alone is a task that must be addressed in a certain manner for it to even be legal.

It goes without saying that popcorn ceilings really date your home. No matter how much remodeling you have done to modernize your house, your ceilings will be the anchor still holding it back in the 1970s. In fact, don’t spend a dime updating other visual aspects of your home until you have done away with the popcorn ceilings. This one step alone will make such a difference in how your home looks.

They are next to impossible to patch repair. In other words, if you have a leak and part of your ceiling is damaged and replaced, you are always going to be able to point out where it was. Since you cannot match up the new popcorn ceiling to the existing one, it will stick out like a sore thumb. Then, your only option is to redo the whole ceiling – so why not do away with cottage cheese texture altogether?

The dirt you see still clinging to your ceilings is probably some of the same dirt that started to accumulate in the 1970s. In other words, these ceilings are next to impossible to clean. Anything you wipe them down with ends up breaking off peaks of the sprayed surface texture. Or, it leaves behind fibers only adding to the mess. The best way to get an effective clean is by vacuuming, and who really wants to vacuum their ceiling once a week?

Partner With the Right Team

By making the wise choice to team up with JNG Painting LLC, you can get the information that you need, in order make important decisions about your popcorn ceiling. What we cannot stress enough is that this is not the type of task that you should even consider turning into a DIY project. Aside from being tedious and time consuming, it could have potential health repercussions.
We take great pride in the work that we do and we work hard to take the best possible care of our clients. Let us help bring your house into modern times and out of the disco era, by taking care of your need for popcorn ceiling removal.


If you want to know more about our Popcorn Ceiling Removal Services, please call JNG Painting LLC at 973-855-6258 or fill out our online request form.