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Professional Popcorn Ceiling Removal

Without question, popcorn ceiling removal is one of the most popular services when homeowners plan to remodel their home and modernize its interior

There’s a reason you never see popcorn ceilings in new construction these days… One school of thought is that home décor trends have evolved over the years and popcorn ceiling removal is no longer a trendy aesthetic feature. However, we also know it’s because it was just a bad idea in the first place.

Professional Popcorn Ceiling RemovalPopcorn ceilings–which frankly looks more like cottage cheese than real popcorn– probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But times have changed and so have consumer preferences.

Starting in the 1930s, many builders started using popcorn ceilings because it was easier and cheaper to apply, allowing the rough texture to hide imperfections in the ceiling. It also was thought to muffle sounds, which is why they are sometimes known as “acoustic ceilings.”

By the 1990s, popcorn ceilings started to fall out of favor in new home construction and even on remodeling jobs. Today, most people who live in a home with popcorn ceilings would prefer to have them removed for a wide range of reasons, including:

  • It’s an outdated look. Because builders stopped using it around 25 years ago, people associate popcorn ceilings with older homes that haven’t been kept up to date. When asked if popcorn ceiling removal is a good move before selling a home, most Realtors would advise a home owner to spend the money to ensure a home looks modern and relevant.
  • They’re almost impossible to clean. All those crevices and surfaces trap dust and other airborne pollutants, like cigarette smoke, making it really hard to clean without causing damage. And if you’re trying to paint over popcorn ceilings, be ready to apply 3-5 coats because it is so difficult to fill-in its surface with paint.
  • They become discolored easily. In most cases, popcorn ceilings were never painted after they were applied, so any moisture that touches the surface will likely cause a stain. Just walk into a house built in the 80s and you’ll see that dull look create so much contrast with your walls—and wait, it also catches more dust near air conditioning vents, making your home look dirty.
  • The texture damages easily. If you’ve ever had to clean a cobweb from a popcorn ceiling, you probably noticed some of the “popcorn” falling to the floor. It doesn’t take much contact to knock those little pieces off. Worst, sometimes when popcorn ceiling comes off, you may see a patch of it falling down and creating an even uglier eye sore in your ceiling.

At Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair, we have a proven technique for removing popcorn ceiling that can be done in one of two ways.

One way is to simply remove the texture from the ceiling by scraping it down to the drywall. It is a time-consuming process and produces a lot of dust when done by inexperienced people—but Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair uses our proprietary dust-less system to contain the area and greatly reduce the dust generated by removing a popcorn ceiling. Finally, we prep and paint the ceiling with either a flat or orange-peel texture, which is as timeless as you can have in terms of ceiling textures.

The second way is to remove the drywall panels completely, taking the popcorn texture with it, and a Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair tech can install a new ceiling drywall panel. This may be a preferred option, if the existing ceiling has a lot of damage—particularly due to water intrusion damage. This is a common issue in the Southeastern U.S. after storm season or following a hurricane. Water intrusion can often can be spotted as a yellowish stain and in the worst cases, you may see a “bubble” protruding from the ceiling, as the water accumulates and its weight causes it to bulge.

While it’s not impossible to do on your own, the fact is removing popcorn ceiling is probably not a do-it-yourself kind of project and should be left to a professional if you want for this process to be painless and to ensure it is done properly. Always keep in mind that when you take on a project yourself, you may still have to call Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair to come and undo your handy work and you would have done all that work for nothing. We do it right the first time and we clean up after the work is done so you can start enjoying your home again.

Word of caution is that if popcorn ceiling removal isn’t done correctly, you could end up with a ceiling that looks uneven or still showing the damage on the drywall. Case in point, if you are planning on selling a home, this can create a sense of worry on potential home buyers—so why create concerns when they are looking to buy a home for their family?

And we repeat, removing the popcorn ceiling’s texture creates a LOT of dust, both from the popcorn material and the junk that has accumulated on it over the years. Our techs have the experience and equipment at Hole in the Wall Drywall to contain all that dust so that it doesn’t end up in places it shouldn’t, like your lungs or your furniture.

If you’ve simply had enough of that dated popcorn-ceiling look and you’re ready for an update on your ceilings, call at Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair at 844.NO.HOLES. Our staff is ready to speak with you and we’ll be happy to schedule a free evaluation and estimate—it’s that easy!

Drywall Repair Birmingham Alabama

Already a household name in Central Florida, the company offers same-day drywall repair services for residential customers—and it now serves Greater Birmingham

(Orlando, FL)—Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair, a wall and ceiling drywall restoration company based in Orlando, Florida, is opening a location in Birmingham, Alabama, as part of its expansion strategy in the Southeast.

The company was founded by Bill DeMent, a construction industry veteran who recognized a growing opportunity, after witnessing a widespread lack of quality and attention to detail by handymen and stucco contractors.

Hole in the Wall Drywall repair has been operating in Central Florida for several years, serving the Greater Orlando area and adjacent communities throughout the region—and Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair – Alabama is bringing the same quality drywall repair to Birmingham area residents.

Damaged drywall is often an eyesore and most contractors are not adequately trained in the proper techniques to ensure customer satisfaction—especially without leaving scars and bad texturing. As a result, the finished repair is often unsightly and below standards, leaving people even more unhappy with the outcome.

Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair has built a reputation based on a commitment to becoming the absolute best it can be, and this determination starts with the proper training of every drywall tech it employs.

Starting techs undergo extensive training, a background check, and an apprenticeship period with an experienced drywall tech who has experience working in the field. This ensures the tech is properly trained in how Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair delivers value and customer satisfaction.

In its early days, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair claimed its place in the post-recession period, a time when homeowners and rental property owners had to keep their properties after the home sales market suffered its biggest downturn in decades.

Quite often, potential customers don’t know who to call for a simple repair job on a wall or ceiling, so they contact a general contractor who will likely consider the job too small, or a handyman who was not qualified to deliver the quality to make a customer happy.

“We’ve never wanted to compete with construction companies,” says Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair Founder and CEO, Bill DeMent. “However, we don’t intend to compete with smalltime handymen either. Our professional focus on drywall repair has placed us in a category of our own—and simply said, that’s how phone calls and emails started rolling in from Day One.”

Thanks to a catchy name, excellent work quality and the persistence of its owners to ensure every job was performed to match their personal standards, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair captured the attention of people needing a simple service: drywall repair.

“People want a simpler way to evaluate price-to-value in a market filled with general contractors and handymen,” adds James Groves, COO for Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair. “This is why we developed our Upfront Pricing model, which ensures transparency and clarity based on the size of a hole in the drywall.”

Since then, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair has become a cost-effective alternative to the sub-par work of part-time handyman operations, which can leave a property owner even more concerned about the future of their walls and ceilings.

“We are committed to the folks in Birmingham, Alabama, and I intend to see to it personally that we can continue growing for years to come,” says Alex Brackett, General Manager for Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair – Alabama.

The new Alabama location for Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is based in Downtown Birmingham, from where it serves all surrounding areas, and other suburbs of the city. The company plans to expand as the opportunity arises in the near future.

About Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair

Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is a drywall repair services company specializing in the repair of damage caused by accidents, wear and tear, or water intrusion on walls and ceilings. The company has been built on family values and strives to serve our customers as if they were family. Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair serves the Florida communities of Orlando, Lakeland, Cocoa Beach, The Villages, and now is expanding to Birmingham, Alabama.

For more information about Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair, please visit www.hiwdrywall.com or www.hiwalabama.com.

Media Contact

James Groves
Chief Operating Officer
Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair
(407) 283-1069

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Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair is a one-stop shop for fixing all your wall and ceiling issues

When it comes to drywall repairs, as a homeowner, your main concern is whether the damage will be fixed to look as if it never ever happened. Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair knows this and our techs work very hard to ensure our customers’ satisfaction. But perhaps what makes our work so special are the finishing touches we add to ensure that you are happy and will continue referring us to your friends, coworkers, family, and even strangers to Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair.

When we first arrive at a property, our Techs assess the situation, paying careful attention to not just the damage, but also to the surrounding area. Sometimes the damage is more than expected. We will always communicate and point to you anything that we see as a potential problem or additional damage before we complete the repair—whether it is due to water seeping through or other cosmetic challenges.

Our complete Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair process encompasses all the elements that ensure your drywall damage is taken care of and you are left with a smile on your face, including:

  • The tech starts by identifying the need to remove any molding, baseboards or fixtures around the damage
  • We then prepare the work area to reduce cleanup and any mess produced by the repair
  • Our techs use specialized equipment, which may include a HEPA filter air scrubber and other tools, to reduce any residue or dust (if applicable)
  • We quickly begin the drywall repair process using our proven methods and techniques
  • By applying texture matching, we ensure consistency in the wall and ceiling texture after the repair
  • If included in the estimate, we may apply the finishing touch with a fresh coat of paint
  • All molding, baseboards or fixtures are re-installed to restore the area to its original look

No matter how big or small the job is, Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair offers a complete drywall repair solution. Our company-trained Techs are ready to take on any challenge and know that a satisfied customer ensures that our company will keep on growing and they will be ready to take on the next challenge. Not to mention, our One Year Warranty on all repair work, so you can have peace of mind every step of the way.

Stop walking past the eye sores in your home or office and give Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair a call or request an estimate online. Put our knowledge, experience and reputation to work for you and stop procrastinating. We are ready… Are you?