Zillow Advice: Home Ownership - Popcorn ceiling to remove or not to http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate MeganAlso to ad to your post, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Megan<br/>Also to ad to your post, I did a little more research on this and the last of the stock which contained asbestos could have been used (through old stock) as far as mid 80's.<br/>Good to know... that's one reason while I think this forum (for lack of a better word) is important to those of us in the housing industry...thanks again and my apologies to you.<br/>-Joseph- Wed, 04 Sep 2013 02:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-04T02:55:00Z Just want the owner to be ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Just want the owner to be cautious, I've seen what that stuff can do.<br/>Megan Wed, 04 Sep 2013 02:51:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-04T02:51:00Z Megan I read your posts and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Megan <br/>I read your posts and you are right, the articles you posted to read did indicate through the removal it was released. And another article spoke of earlier homes with the spray may have been painted with&nbsp;asbestos&nbsp;based products so I guess it does depend on more than just how old the house is.<br/>Thanks.<br/>-Joseph-&nbsp; Wed, 04 Sep 2013 02:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-04T02:28:00Z Joseph,&nbsp; I know my construction, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Joseph,<br/><br/>&nbsp; I know my construction, yes, it could contain asbestos. The age of the home isn't mentioned. <br/>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.asbestos.com/blog/2011/09/07/handling-asbestos-safely-its-not-just-good-sense-its-the-law/" rel="nofollow">http://www.asbestos.com/blog/2011/09/07/handling-asbestos-safely-its-not-just-good-sense-its-the-law/</a><br/>&nbsp;and<br/>&nbsp;<a href="http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos/learn-about-asbestos#find" rel="nofollow">http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos/learn-about-asbestos#find</a><br/>&nbsp;Check the age of the home to be sure...<br/><br/>Megan Wed, 04 Sep 2013 02:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-04T02:02:00Z I find here in South Florida ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ I find here in South Florida that one of the first things that buyers notice are the popcorn ceilings. It show the age of the property. &nbsp;Knockdown is very popular and it give a much cleaner look and hides allot of flaws just like the popcorn but more updated. &nbsp;A smooth ceiling.is also nice if it's done right. &nbsp;I have seen smooth ceilings that show crack in just a few years. Not good!&nbsp; Wed, 04 Sep 2013 01:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-04T01:31:00Z I would remove them and install ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ I would remove them and install a knockdown texture!&nbsp;When I first purchase our ranch styled home, this was at the top of my list of things to do! It not only improves the look and feel of your home, it also adds value that will last for years to come.&nbsp;<br/><br/>As <a href="http://www.anewleafpainting.com/Painters-Jacksonville-FL.html" rel="nofollow">Painting Contractors in Jacksonville, FL</a>&nbsp; we always recommend removing your <a href="http://www.anewleafpainting.com/Popcorn-Removal-Services.html" rel="nofollow">popcorn ceiling</a>. Not only will it still be in style in 20 years, it leaves a crisp, clean look that is so much more inviting! A New Leaf Painting has been removing popcorn ceilings and <a href="http://www.anewleafpainting.com/default.html" rel="nofollow">house painting</a> at a record pace here in Jacksonville Florida. <br/><br/>Especially during the recent up swing in the home market. The most affordable approach would be to remove the popcorn ceilings and install a knockdown texture. However, a smooth finish is ideal and will never lose its elegant look.<br/><br/>Be blessed&nbsp;<br/><a href="http://&lt;a href=" rel="nofollow">Thomas Drake</a> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 01:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-04T01:06:00Z I'd remove it, and replace ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ I'd remove it, and replace the carpet - because that will get ruined in the process. And while you are at it, with the paint sprayers all hooked up, paint the walls too.&nbsp;<br/>See how this gets out of control so easily ??<br/> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-03T23:49:00Z REMOVE http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ REMOVE Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-03T23:45:00Z Meagan,The popcorn ceiling ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Meagan,<br/><br/>The popcorn ceiling is ok as far as asbestos is concerned . <br/>The med. spray is nothing more than reg. drywall mix and little foam balls, that is the size most contractors use.<br/>But there is another smaller mix that uses small pc.s of cork and drywall mix.<br/>It was after the era of asbestos .<br/><br/>Knockdown;<br/>The texture called knockdown is done by using the same gun, dial in the 1/8 hole and spray lightly watered down Topping compound and drag a flat trowel across the spayed area very lightly.<br/>-Joseph- Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-03T22:27:00Z Would you care to share some ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ Would you care to share some context?<br/><br/> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 22:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Popcorn-ceiling-to-remove-or-not-to/509820/ 2013-09-03T22:23:00Z