Calgary, Canada (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary (http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com), the leading painting and renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, and Cochrane areas, is announcing that one of the best ways a property owner can update their home and increase its value is by removing popcorn ceilings.
“Autumn is the perfect time for property owners to hire a professional painting company to tackle their interior painting projects. It’s also important to remember that a company like Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary does more than interior and exterior painting,” says Chris White, owner of Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary. “Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary provides a number of additional services that can help modernize a home and increase its value.”
White explains that many homes built in the Calgary area in the late 1950s to 1980s have an acoustic ceiling disparagingly called “popcorn.” The outdated ceiling style was initially used because it was easy to apply and hid a multitude of imperfections in the large ceiling space. Unfortunately, popcorn ceilings attract dust and spider webs and are difficult to clean; further, attempts to clean a popcorn ceiling can rub off some of the acoustic material. On top of that, asbestos was used as a binding agent in many construction materials before it was banned for health risks.
“Homeowners with acoustic ceilings who want to update the interior of their homes with fresh paint this autumn or winter should also think about having the popcorn removed at the same time,” he observes. “While taking down a textured acoustic ceiling may not be difficult, it’s a messy job that requires hard work, special tools, and added safety precautions and takes a number of labour-intensive steps.”
According to White, the prep work involved in removing acoustic popcorn ceiling includes clearing a room of all its contents and protecting walls and floors with a drop cloth and plastic sheeting, while the actual acoustic ceiling can only be scraped off after it has been softened with a light water spray. After it has dried overnight, it’s imperative any imperfections are repaired with drywall joint compound and sanded with a sanding pole and a specific grit of sandpaper.
“To create a uniformed look, it’s important to apply texture to the ceiling to match the wall finish,” he adds. “The final step is to seal the ceiling with a drywall primer and paint. Unfortunately, using the wrong finish will accentuate any imperfections in the ceiling.”
“The benefits of using a professional, licensed painting company like Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary to remove a popcorn ceiling include a dramatic, cleaner, more modern look; easier cleaning; stain control; no asbestos; and an increase in the value of the home,” White concludes. “Because of the setup, dust, and mess, it’s much easier to remove a popcorn ceiling before painting the interior of a room.”
Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary is the premier painting/renovating company serving the Calgary, Okotoks, Airdrie, Cochrane, and surrounding areas. With more than 60 years of industry experience, Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary offers its clients a full range of professional residential and commercial services, including exterior and interior painting. Platinum Pro Painters also provides a host of other services, such as driveway sealing, pressure washing, graffiti removal, and vinyl and aluminium siding painting. Some of the areas served by Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary include Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, Priddis, Strathmore, High River, Nanton, and Bragg Creek. To learn more about Platinum Pro Painters – Calgary, visit the company’s web site at http://www.PlatinumProPaintersCalgary.com or call toll-free at 1-855-847-2468 (PAINT).