alternatives to popcorn ceilings

Old 07-31-10, 05:34 PM
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alternatives to popcorn ceilings

I live in a home built about 20 yrs ago. It has popcorn ceilings.
I was just othering what other types of ceilings are out there and would it be worth it to redo it in a new style?

also, I am having an addition done. should would it look stupid if i have the ceilings on the addition (bedroom, bathroom and small hallway) not be popcorn ceilings?

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I don't like popcorn ceilings!.... probably because they are such a pain to paint.

There are various textures that can be used on a ceiling. Knock down is my preference but there is also a stomp texture that is often used on ceilings. Orange peel or splatter coat are also options along with no texture [slick finish]

I wouldn't think the addition's ceiling would look strange with a texture other than popcorn although it might give you incentive to scrape off the popcorn and redo the ceiling texture in the rest of the house
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Every room in my house had popcorn ceilings. I hate popcorn ceilings. They look cheap and are hard to keep clean. My advice is to suck it up, roll up your sleeves and scrape them all. It's messy boring work but the results are worth it.

I ended up with just a plain painted ceiling in all but the master bath. The drywall work under the popcorn was very good, only a couple of spots to repair. In the master bath I used a skim coat of thinned drywall compound and textured it with a wall paper brush. It looks a lot better than popcorn but I think I like the plain painted ceiling best.
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Dontcha love popcorn over your shower???? I have both bathrooms in popcorn.....well popcorn and blank spots where it has fallen. I will get in there one day and rid the world of two more rooms of the horrid stuff. I'm really waiting for all of it to fall naturally....seems to be the easy way out.
But to answer the OP...anything, I mean anything is better than a popcorn ceiling with the exception of a suspended ceiling.

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