Southern California ceiling installation and ceiling repair fro

Southern California ceiling installation and ceiling repair fro

Overview

The first step in dealing with removal of popcorn acoustic ceiling is to determine if it contains asbestos. Asbestos was used as a binder in many construction materials before it was outlawed by the EPA in 1978. If your home was built prior to 1979 the chances are very good that the acoustic material contains asbestos. To be absolutely safe your ceiling have to be tested by a forensics laboratory. If the test demonstrates that the material contains asbestos and you wish to have it removed, the work must be performed by a certified asbestos abatement contractor in strict accordance with guideline developed by the EPA. Certified asbestos contractors have must have a right equipment to clear the air of microscopic asbestos fibers, which can result in severe health problems many years down the road. We use an alternative process of covering asbestos ceiling in new material which can then be finished in any color or texture to match your walls.

If the acoustic is free of asbestos, you have two choices remove it yourself or hire a professional to remove it for you. In either case it is a messy and laborious task. Next step is to clear the space of all contents furniture, pictures, etc. Ceiling hung light fixtures should be removed; wire nuts installed at wires and the power to these fixtures should be turned off. Than you have to protect your rooms with masking tape and attach the drop clots. For high ceilings, more than one course of plastic will be required. Use the spray adhesive to attach one sheet of plastic to another. Next, completely cover the floor with a layer of six mil plastic sheeting. The floor plastic should be cut large enough to go up the walls four to six inches. The wall draping material should overlap the floor protection material. The next step is to soften the acoustic material with water so that it can be scraped off using a large putty knife. Using a pump garden sprayer, lightly dampen about 25 square feet of the acoustic material with fresh water. Allow the dampened material to sit for about 15 minutes and then scrape the material using a wide blade (8-to-14-inch) taping knife. If the acoustic has been previously painted with a latex paint, more time and more than one application of water may be required. If the acoustic has been painted with an oil-based paint, you’re in for a real job. Use a wallpaper scoring tool to perforate the paint and allow the water to penetrate the surface. Test a small area to determine how much water to use and how long you should wait before scalping. Once all of the material has been removed, allow the drywall to dry overnight before proceeding with the refinishing process. During the refinishing process, drywall joint compound is applied to areas damaged during the scraping process and to joints and nail or screw heads that need smoothing out. More than one application of joint compound may be required depending upon the condition of the ceiling. Once the repairs are complete and the joint compound has dried (typically overnight), it must be sanded using a sanding pole and 100 grit sandpaper. Sanding is the final step before the wall texture can be applied.

Unless you have a real small room and you have a good experience applying wall texture, you best tool may be your telephone to call us to do it this job in about 2 days with no mess for 4,000 sq.ft house. We specialize in a new techniques for your celing improvment: it’s absolutely dust and hassle free and require no furniture removing from your rooms.

Imagine a ceiling system offering a palette of colors and unlimited choice of textures. Imagine the freedom of expanding the imagination to another dimension of design potential. With Malibu Ceilings a range of new design possibilities for architects and designers is practically endless.

Standard ceilings often remain unnoticed, because their only purpose is to hide structural elements. Malibu Ceilings allow designers to use ceiling as a central design element. Variation of colors and textures, light weight and easy installation make Malibu Ceilings an attractive home remodeling feature, for it’s both simple and innovative.

Our ceiling system consists of a flexible stretch ceiling made according to standard measurements at the factory, directly equipped with an interlocking system along its whole perimeter.

Malibu Ceilings can also be inclined or vaulted, making the system an actual design tool that can visually open up the space or create a new ambiance with color, reflection and form.

Malibu Ceilings are innovative, elegant and easy to install. Leave it to your imagination! Change, replace or redesign. This innovative ceiling system is as flexible as you are.

Solid and reliable, Malibu Ceilings meet all the current safety standards. The sheets are shock and earthquake resistant, and moisture-proof. They ensure protection from condensation and leaks providing maximum comfort. The sheets have been classified according to the level of fire-resistance and got “O” fire rating. Malibu Ceilings come with a ten-year guarantee in accordance with our general terms of sale.

Choice of finish

The Malibu Ceiling is available in the following finishes:

  • Matt: White: resembling the natural look of plaster
  • Semiglossy: resembling glossy oil paint
  • Shiny: can be compared to the well known lacquers
  • Mock suede: resembling high quality suede that has kept its sheen.
  • other

Features

Innovative.

Southern California ceiling installation and ceiling repair fro

Thanks to its form and decorative quality, designs of all shapes and sizes can be created.

Overview

The first step in dealing with removal of popcorn acoustic ceiling is to determine if it contains asbestos. Asbestos was used as a binder in many construction materials before it was outlawed by the EPA in 1978. If your home was built prior to 1979 the chances are very good that the acoustic material contains asbestos. To be absolutely safe your ceiling have to be tested by a forensics laboratory. If the test demonstrates that the material contains asbestos and you wish to have it removed, the work must be performed by a certified asbestos abatement contractor in strict accordance with guideline developed by the EPA. Certified asbestos contractors have must have a right equipment to clear the air of microscopic asbestos fibers, which can result in severe health problems many years down the road. We use an alternative process of covering asbestos ceiling in new material which can then be finished in any color or texture to match your walls.

If the acoustic is free of asbestos, you have two choices remove it yourself or hire a professional to remove it for you. In either case it is a messy and laborious task. Next step is to clear the space of all contents furniture, pictures, etc. Ceiling hung light fixtures should be removed; wire nuts installed at wires and the power to these fixtures should be turned off. Than you have to protect your rooms with masking tape and attach the drop clots. For high ceilings, more than one course of plastic will be required. Use the spray adhesive to attach one sheet of plastic to another. Next, completely cover the floor with a layer of six mil plastic sheeting. The floor plastic should be cut large enough to go up the walls four to six inches. The wall draping material should overlap the floor protection material. The next step is to soften the acoustic material with water so that it can be scraped off using a large putty knife. Using a pump garden sprayer, lightly dampen about 25 square feet of the acoustic material with fresh water. Allow the dampened material to sit for about 15 minutes and then scrape the material using a wide blade (8-to-14-inch) taping knife. If the acoustic has been previously painted with a latex paint, more time and more than one application of water may be required. If the acoustic has been painted with an oil-based paint, you’re in for a real job. Use a wallpaper scoring tool to perforate the paint and allow the water to penetrate the surface. Test a small area to determine how much water to use and how long you should wait before scalping. Once all of the material has been removed, allow the drywall to dry overnight before proceeding with the refinishing process. During the refinishing process, drywall joint compound is applied to areas damaged during the scraping process and to joints and nail or screw heads that need smoothing out. More than one application of joint compound may be required depending upon the condition of the ceiling. Once the repairs are complete and the joint compound has dried (typically overnight), it must be sanded using a sanding pole and 100 grit sandpaper. Sanding is the final step before the wall texture can be applied.

Unless you have a real small room and you have a good experience applying wall texture, you best tool may be your telephone to call us to do it this job in about 2 days with no mess for 4,000 sq.ft house. We specialize in a new techniques for your celing improvment: it’s absolutely dust and hassle free and require no furniture removing from your rooms.

Imagine a ceiling system offering a palette of colors and unlimited choice of textures. Imagine the freedom of expanding the imagination to another dimension of design potential. With Malibu Ceilings a range of new design possibilities for architects and designers is practically endless.

Standard ceilings often remain unnoticed, because their only purpose is to hide structural elements. Malibu Ceilings allow designers to use ceiling as a central design element. Variation of colors and textures, light weight and easy installation make Malibu Ceilings an attractive home remodeling feature, for it’s both simple and innovative.

Our ceiling system consists of a flexible stretch ceiling made according to standard measurements at the factory, directly equipped with an interlocking system along its whole perimeter.

Malibu Ceilings can also be inclined or vaulted, making the system an actual design tool that can visually open up the space or create a new ambiance with color, reflection and form.

Malibu Ceilings are innovative, elegant and easy to install. Leave it to your imagination! Change, replace or redesign. This innovative ceiling system is as flexible as you are.

Solid and reliable, Malibu Ceilings meet all the current safety standards. The sheets are shock and earthquake resistant, and moisture-proof. They ensure protection from condensation and leaks providing maximum comfort. The sheets have been classified according to the level of fire-resistance and got “O” fire rating. Malibu Ceilings come with a ten-year guarantee in accordance with our general terms of sale.

Choice of finish

The Malibu Ceiling is available in the following finishes:

  • Matt: White: resembling the natural look of plaster
  • Semiglossy: resembling glossy oil paint
  • Shiny: can be compared to the well known lacquers
  • Mock suede: resembling high quality suede that has kept its sheen.
  • other

Features

Innovative.

Thanks to its form and decorative quality, designs of all shapes and sizes can be created.


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