If you are a nowise in construction and interiors you might think what a popcorn ceiling is. Also known as Acoustic ceiling, it is a design technique used back in 50’s through 80’s for easy, cost effective and decorative in most of the households. It gained its popularity because of its easy installation, noise absorption quality and is considered to be a quick fix for ceiling-treatment solutions. Technically, Aluminium frames are installed from the actual ceiling reducing the height of the room and then ceiling-sheets are placed on this frame. This also helps to cover the damaged area, cables and unwanted sight from the true ceiling. A sprayer tool is then used to apply paint on the sheets matching the wall colour or as may be desired.
Popcorn ceiling is very economic compared to other ceiling treatments and its maintenance too is very cost effective. Any sheet damaged can easily be replaced without needing the help from professional. However it soon started losing its popularity when it was banned by the government regulations after finding components of asbestos in them. Most of them installed before 79′ has very high probability of containing asbestos. It is very important that old houses and buildings which are equipped with acoustic ceiling are checked and tested of free asbestos.
As easy to install it, it’s easy to remove it as well. If you doubt of your ceiling containing asbestos take careful measures in removing them. Cover all the walls with the plastic, spray another layer of paint on sheets before removing it. Wear gloves, goggles, mask and protective cloths. It is advised that you consult professional who can help carry out smooth removal.
While in today’s advanced interior technology you may not find this type of ceiling in many houses it still continues to be the preferred ceiling treatment in most of the offices. It is reliable, quick setup, easy to maintain and most importantly it is very cost effective.