Smooth out your textured walls and popcorn ceilings using our straightforward system. While these features were popular many years ago, they can now make a property look drab and dated. We have over 20 years experience of providing professional and affordable craftsmanship across the Greater Victoria area. Contact us today for your free, no obligation estimate.
Your textured walls and popcorn ceilings will be history before you know it. Our carefully designed system minimises any mess or disruption, and we can carry out the work at a time which fits your schedule. We move any furniture, protect your flooring, and seal the room to prevent any dust or dirt escaping into the rest of your property. We promise to take any garbage away with us and put anything we have moved back where it belongs.
We provide a high quality service without the high costs. All of our staff have undergone comprehensive training, and always turn up on time and stay until the job is finished. Our years of experience mean that we can get your walls and ceilings looking great no matter how textured they may be. Getting in touch with us is easy, and we are more than happy to answer any questions which you may have.
Smooth walls and ceilings help to create a stylish space that you can be proud of. Getting rid of textured surfaces makes your property look and feel brighter and more modern. Whether you plan to put your property on the market or stay in it for the long term, smoothing out textured walls and ceilings is a simple way to add real value.
Leave your textured walls and popcorn ceilings in the past where they belong. Our carefully designed system smoothes out these features efficiently and at an affordable cost. Enjoy a brighter home without the hassle and create a space you can be proud of.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you remove the Popcorn texture?
1. All pre 1990 homes are tested for asbestos. Asbestos was used in many drywall and plastering products prior to 1990. Asbestos free and Asbestos containing textures can be both be smoothed, but the process is different.
2. Secondly we prepare the area by protecting all walls, flooring and furniture.
3a. Asbestos containing texture is encapsulated and plastered over.
3b. Asbestos free texture is removed.
4. We apply your choice of finish including smooth, knock down, orange peel or stamped.
5. The ceiling is then painted in the colour and lustre of your choice.
6. The area is cleaned, and your ready to enjoy your new space.
How long will the Ceiling Smoothing take?
Project size, asbestos, and your chosen finish all affect how long a project will take. A simple 1000 sf to 2000 sf Popcorn removal project with a knockdown finish can be completed in as little as two working days, while the same job with a Smooth or Slick Finish can take 5-6 days to complete.
Why does a Smooth finish take more time than a textured finish?
Textured finish hide imperfections in the drywall and plaster. Smooth finished hide nothing.
During original popcorn ceiling installation, Drywall finishers are only required to use one coat of mud over tape joints, corners and fasteners. The texture hides the imperfections.
By comparison, a smooth finish hides no imperfections and requires two or three plaster coats over your entire ceiling to achieve a smooth feathered appearance.
Generally a smooth finish takes 3 to 4 times as long as a textured finish.
How much does ceiling smoothing cost?
A typical asbestos free ceiling smoothing and painting runs around $4 per square foot.
In determining cost, we include several factors such as overall square footage, ceiling elevation and desired finish.
textured finishes can be less, while high ceilings, and asbestos containing texture will be more.
How do we test our plaster for asbestos?
All projects in homes built before 1990 require asbestos sampling before we can complete our estimate.
You can choose your own hazardous material testing service, or we can take the samples.
We’re able to take samples of your plaster/texture for lab testing. The first sample is $150 and each additional sample is $70.00. Most project require between one and three samples.
Lab testing is provided by BUREAU VERITAS NORTH AMERICA and you will receive a copy of the report.