Ceiling Texture Hollywood

What is Popcorn Ceiling Texture in Hollywood?

A popcorn ceiling texture in Hollywood, also known as cottage cheese ceiling or more accurately a Stucco ceiling, is a term for a spray-on or paint-on ceiling treatment used from the late 1950s into the 1980s in American residential construction. It was the standard for bedroom and residential hallway ceilings for its bright, white appearance, noise reduction qualities and ability to hide imperfections, while kitchen and living rooms ceilings would normally be finished in smoother skip-trowel or orange peel texture for their higher durability and ease of cleaning.

Clean Air Act and Asbestos

Popcorn Ceiling Texture, in early formulations, often contained white asbestos fibers. When asbestos was banned in ceiling treatments by the Clean Air Act of 1978, popcorn ceiling texture fell out of favor in much of the country. However, in order to minimize economic hardship to suppliers and installers, existing inventories of asbestos-bearing texturing materials were exempt from the ban, so it is possible to find asbestos in popcorn ceilings that were applied through the 1980s. After the ban, popcorn ceiling materials were created using a paper-based or Styrofoam product to create the texture, rather than asbestos.

Remove it Yourself?

Although the process is messy, ceiling texture can be easily removed by spraying it with water to soften it, then scraping the material off with a large scraping trowel or putty knife. As the texturing may have been applied before the ban on asbestos, its removal should only be done by a licensed professional or after testing of a sample by a qualified laboratory has ruled out asbestos content.

If you are interested in learning more about Ceiling Texture in your Hollywood home or business; or Drywall Repair, Knock Down Texture Ceiling, Smooth Finish Ceiling, Interior Painting or Exterior Painting, you are invited to contact Ross Brothers Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal at (754) 900-6468 for Broward and (561) 440-3066 for Palm Beach.

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