Popcorn ceiling? Pros and cons?

Old 12-12-01, 08:46 PM
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Does anyone have an idea about "popcorn ceiling". My contractor told me that he will give me a popcorn ceiling instead of what he had initially showed me (which I don't know the name, but I think it was "dry wall"). I'd like to know the pros and cons of this ceiling and why a contractor would change from the initial finish (dry wall or otherwise) to this "popcorn ceiling". If anyone has an idea what it is, please let me know.
Old 12-13-01, 03:52 PM
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Popcorn ceilings

I don't think I've ever read a positive forum post about a popcorn ceiling. Most posts tend to deal with cleaning problems and how to remove these ceilings, which are also known as blown ceilings.

Cheap and easy for the contractor! Rather than having to tape and mud and do a proper ceiling, he can just blow that stuff right up there for you to have to live with. It's a cure all for all their sins and a nightmare for the homeowner. Most homeowners tend to report having popcorn ceilings as a misfortune. Some of the older popcorn ceilings contain asbestos which can cause cancer. Today, I believe, they are mostly chalk and clay and some type of aggregate. It becomes a soggy mess if it gets wet. Insist on a proper drywall and plaster ceiling as he promised from the very beginning.

How many bakeries do you know that blow the icing on their cakes?

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