Popcorn ceiling? Pros and cons?


Old 12-12-01, 07:34 PM
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Popcorn ceiling? Pros and cons?

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.
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Old 12-12-01, 08:20 PM
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A textured surface helps hide imperfections, and adds "decor" to a room for a more "finished" look.
Textures can vary greatly, and are a matter of choice.
A popcorn ceiling is simply a mixture of latex paint, water, and beads sprayed onto the ceiling. If there is ever any damage to the texture (leak, etc.), there are spray can textures that can easily be used for repairs.
I personally prefer textured over flat.
Your house. Your call.
Good Luck!

Last edited by Mike Swearingen; 12-13-01 at 12:56 PM.
Old 12-13-01, 11:01 AM
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Now, there's slight texturing, then there's POPCORN, which litterally looks like popcorn all over the ceiling. A knock-down texture is fine, but I wouldn't want the heavy texture of a popcorn ceiling. It's hard to paint, and sure, you can buy cans of stuff to repair it, but it won't look exactly the same. The builder wants to do this because it costs less. HOpe this helps.


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