Have you ever wondered how a home gets that wild texture on their ceiling known as popcorn? It’s a special technique used to do so on a ceiling. Get your ceiling or walls to have this neat effect with some of our tips and procedures. Sit back and relax, because you’re about to learn and get to work on this technique or let us do it for you, it’s all up to you. Like any paint job a smart initial step is to remove the furniture or anything in a room you wouldn’t want to get paint on. Since your paint is likely being applied to your ceiling this is a necessary step because of how easily the paint or popcorn material may drip. After you remove the furniture it’s a swell idea to cover your floors with a drop cloth to save your floors and yourself from getting splashed on.
After your floor is protected it’s time to clean your ceilings with soap and warm water. Having a clean surface will allow a much easier adhesion of the texture ceiling spray. As with any other painting job you will want to protect other surfaces where you don’t want the texture spray getting on. Put the painter’s tape on the corner of your wall to protect it from being covered with popcorn material. For greater protection you might even hang a drop cloth from the tape. After your protected and your walls are it’s time to apply the ever-necessary primer. After a day’s waiting period it is time to apply your popcorn.
This is finally the time for putting on your popcorn ceiling. Popcorn ceiling is also called textured ceiling spray. Find this at your favorite hardware store or sold many places on the internet. Watch out for asbestos when buying on the product label or ask one of the knowledgeable staff for help. Combine your water and texture together to create the proper consistency. You’ll know when this has been achieved by following the directions provided with the texture. Now that you have the proper ratio it’s time to mix it with either a drill with a paddle. It should have approximately the same consistency of cottage cheese when you’re finished. Drills can easily be rented from any hardware store if you find yourself without one.
Getting the right consistency is imperative regarding applying it. Is your mixture too thin? It will cause the application to not sick properly and crack. Add water or mixture if it is too runny or too thick. Now that you have the proper mix it’s time to fill your spray gun. Test your spray on a surface you don’t mind making a mess off to make sure it looks how you intend it to. In addition, this will allow you to get some practice with streaming your sprayer. Grab your favorite trowel to get the finish of your popcorn ceiling to the corners of your ceiling. If you so desire, you can add a second coat after waiting 15 minutes for your first coat to dry. Thank you to Wiki How and their article “How to Popcorn Your Ceiling”.