How to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling How to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling

What You'll Need
Tiles or coverings

Covering a popcorn ceiling may seem like a big deal. It doesn't have to be if you are willing to look at the things that you can do. It is wise to take the afternoon and just do it.

Step 1 - Prepare the Ceiling

The ceiling must be prepped before it can be covered. This can be a simple process of cleaning the ceiling of any dirt or other debris that may be there. Mix warm water with vinegar to use as a cleaning solution. Let the ceiling dry so that the moisture will not interfere with the installation later. The ceiling may also be painted. The paint on the popcorn ceiling may be chipping and ready to come off. If some does, don't worry. The ceiling will be covered anyway.

Step 2 - Apply the Adhesive

Next, apply the adhesive to the tiles. Doing so will help them form a strong bond to the ceiling. Some systems require you to snap the tiles together. This may be an easier option if you have someone to help with the installation. The tiles can be applied without the adhesive damaging the rest of your home. This is also something that you should consider when you are examining the available options.

Step 3 - Apply the Tiles

The tiles can be placed on the ceiling once the adhesive has been applied. Again, they may snap together for easy installation. You may also consider a ceiling system that looks like wood. In that case, the finished product will look like there was never a popcorn ceiling.

Step 4 - Clean the Ceiling

After everything has been installed, the ceiling should be cleaned again to keep any adhesive from falling or leaking from behind the tiles. Use warm water to clean it again. Also, clean any area of the room that may have had adhesive fall on it. This will keep the room clean and help keep anything else from sticking to the floor.

This is just one of the ways that you can cover a popcorn ceiling. Take the time to fully consider the options that you have. You will find the best way to cover your ceilings and you will enjoy the new one that you get. Those who are unhappy with their style selection can change it, but it will cost time and money that you may not have. That is why it is so important to get it right the first time and keep it right for years to come.

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