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dutchslab
styles for texturing a ceiling
dutchslab

Hi-

I am working on preparing my condo for sale in San Francisco by removing the popcorn. Since the underlying concrete (yes, its a suspended concrete ceiling, nearly non-existent drywall on the ceiling) has minor imperfections, I thought texturing would be a good idea to help cover up the subtle imperfections in the underlying concrete.

I found this site to suggest some texturing styles: http://www.drywallschool.com/textures.htm

And I wanted to know, from an "ease-of-use" vs "whats modern" balance, which direction should I go on texture style? I want something [relatively] easy to implement, while keeping it contemporary and modern looking.

Thanks!

HoustonRemodeler
Re: styles for texturing a ceiling
HoustonRemodeler

I dunno what's acceptable to the condo buying public in your neighborhood. Can't see from my desk even if I stand on my chair and look north west.

Taking a tour of your neighbors renovated condos will certainly help. I'm betting there's a realtor or 2 who specializes in your condo. Ask them what sells and do that. No reason to re-invent the wheel.

dj1
Re: styles for texturing a ceiling
dj1

Go smooth finish. It's easy on the eye, pocket and labor wise.

Mastercarpentry
Re: styles for texturing a ceiling
Mastercarpentry

Textured ceilings are on the way out and have been out of style on nicer homes for years. They'll be back in 50 more years but I don't think you want to wait that long. So go with smooth- if it's not perfect it will look like plaster which is a look that is in these days anyway. There's a 'warmth' to a hand-finished plaster surface that sheetrock doesn't give and that might be easy to emulate based on what you're looking at.

Phil

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