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Why do you need an in-person estimate for textured ceiling removal?

Thinking about getting rid of that popcorn ceiling? Here’s why an in-person estimate is essential.

We’ve been getting a lot of calls lately about textured ceiling removal in Central Connecticut. It’s a service we’re happy to offer, and we have a lot of experience with the process. Many of our prospective clients have wanted a ballpark estimate over the phone though, and are confused about why we can’t do that.

And so, here we are, putting pen to paper (so to speak). We’d love to tell you a bit more about it, hopefully fleshing out exactly what’s involved and why we have to approach the process carefully.

2 key reasons why you need a painter to actually see your ceiling in person


Ready? Let’s take a look.

#1: Popcorn ceilings can contain asbestos

The use of asbestos was banned in 1978, but popcorn ceilings often contained this toxic ingredient right into the 1980s (until the existing supply ran out). It’s not a problem if it’s left alone, but once you begin scraping it off your ceiling it can pose a major health risk. The age of your home can help you determine if asbestos is present, but the very best way to tell is by having the surface tested. We work closely with a certified lab that will test a sample from your ceiling and provide a definitive answer.

#2: There are too many factors involved to offer a ballpark for interior painting

Asbestos aside, there are still a LOT of considerations involved in any interior painting project or textured ceiling removal. Our estimators factor in the architecture, unique elements (like moulding or trim), age of your home, dimensions, condition, existing finishes, and desired color changes.

Please know that our need for an in-person estimate is not a sales tactic. You won’t be strong-armed into closing a deal, or stuck with a long presentation. We just need to chat with you briefly, take measurements and notes, then send you a clear and detailed estimate. This helps us to avoid surprises too, making the whole process easier for you.

Have more questions about popcorn ceiling removal?

Contact us at Southington Painting! We’re an open book, and have built our reputation on delivering excellent local painting services with integrity.

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