Popcorn Ceiling VS Smooth Ceilings
Making the right choices for your home is important. If you’re going to invest money and time into getting the project done, you need to be happy with the outcome. You should also be able to feel confident that you’ll feel this way about the completed project, for years to come.
Believe it or not, even your ceilings have to be considered when making decisions about your house. The two main options are either smooth or popcorn ceiling. It means either leaving them as-is or having a professional painting contractor take care of popcorn removal.
As with every other aspect of your home, there are pros and cons to either option you choose. Find out more and be a savvy homeowner and informed consumer.
Does Popcorn Ceiling Deserve the Bad Rap?
In a single word answer, yes. If that’s the case though, why was it ever popular and why does it still get used today?
That’s where we get into some of the pros, because popcorn ceilings aren’t all cons.
- This type of textured ceiling was made popular because it helped hide defects. This is especially useful following repairs such as cracks or water damage. Since it’s close to impossible to conceal blemishes that result from repairs, it’s easier to do away with attempting to have a smooth surface and run with the cottage cheese texture. However, the problem is that if the popcorn ceiling ever needs repairs, you’ll have an even harder time trying to match or replicate the look to cover the repaired sections.
- Popcorn ceiling is a cost-effective way to cover ceiling surface area, especially for real estate investments like apartment buildings. If the space will be changing tenants regularly, a textured ceiling makes sense.
- This type of textured ceiling is easier to install but next to impossible to paint. There’s less prep and actual work for installing popcorn ceilings versus smooth. However, painting smooth ceilings is a great deal less complex than attempting this feat with popcorn texture.
- Texture is thought to offer more protection against sound, as well. Unfortunately, that same texture also traps dirt, dust, and cobwebs making it a nightmare to clean.
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