Should I Buy a Home with a Popcorn Ceiling?

Whether you call them popcorn ceilings, textured ceilings, acoustic ceilings, its all the same thing. That ugly bumpy stuff stuck to the ceiling! Whatever you call it, you want to know if you should buy a home with the stuff!

Brief Popcorn Ceiling History

Let me give you a bit of popcorn ceiling history. Many homes built in the 1930s through the 1990s have popcorn ceilings or some texture applied to the ceiling. If you are fortunate, you may have some with sparkly glitter. Oh, the 1970s.

All that was before our government found out that asbestos causes all kinds of terrible health risks and the EPA banned the stuff in 1978. The EPA found out that if you inhale a bunch asbestos, the fibers can cause lung cancer! Asbestos sometimes used, but not always, as an ingredient in popcorn ceiling texture.

Popcorn Ceiling Dangers

Well isn’t asbestos dangerous? Asbestos is not harmful if left undisturbed or contented. However, saying that you still may not want popcorn ceilings in the home, you are going to purchase.

Popcorn Ceiling Options

Your option for dealing with a popcorn ceiling is you can leave it and enjoy the nostalgia of a bygone era, you can paint it, or you can remove it.

It’s not that expensive to remove, so you really shouldn’t let it stop you from buying your dream home. You can remove popcorn ceiling relatively quickly, or you can hire a professional to do all the heavy lift for you.