How to Clean a Popcorn Ceiling

A Popcorn Ceiling is simply referred to as a popcorn ceiling or stucco ceiling and more commonly a stucco or acoustic ceiling, an acoustical ceiling or technically an acoustic ceiling. However, if we were to discuss the exact definition of a ceiling then we would have to call it a Popcorn ceiling.

Popcorn ceilings are basically any ceiling in your home that you do not see directly from where you are sitting. This ceiling is usually attached to the ceiling above or behind and this ceiling provides a reflective layer that makes the ceiling look like a popcorn shell. The reason that these ceilings look like a popcorn shell is because of the spray-on coating applied over the top of the ceiling. The coating is typically a clear one that looks like a corn but this coating does not stay on the top of the ceiling for very long. Eventually the coating gets washed off and the ceiling is just left as an ugly Popcorn ceiling.

If you do happen to find your ceiling this way then you will need to clean the ceiling. There are many things that you can use to clean your ceiling including some very popular floor cleaners that you may already have in your kitchen. If you don’t have one of these types of cleaning products you may want to call in a professional to come out and clean your ceiling because doing it yourself could be a real hassle.

Another thing that you can use to clean your ceiling is to use some common household products that you probably already have in your home. For example, you may have bleach available at your local department store. This is one product that you can buy to clean your ceiling.

You can also use the same products to clean your ceiling that you use to clean your cabinets. These items are very easy to use as well. All you will have to do is pour a small amount of the cleaner into a spray bottle and then spray the ceiling with it. Most people say that the best product to use is the one that contains peroxide because this type of cleaner will kill all of the dust and grime off of your ceiling. After the ceiling has been treated, you can then seal the surface by painting or staining it.

Popcorns have a tendency to fade over time but with regular maintenance they can be brought back to life. If you have a good cleaning service available to you then you should be able to keep your ceiling looking nice for years to come. If you are trying to save a few bucks then it is worth it to buy your own cleaning service.