ceiling. Thursday , March 02nd , 2017 - 08:39:46 AM
Most popcorn ceilings contain asbestos to create texture, though there are some that use a paper-based or Styrofoam product, as compared to using asbestos. However, asbestos poses a lot of health threats. Asbestos is hazardous because the fibers of the material when airborne can cause a serious cancer which is called mesothelioma or sometimes referred as asbestos cancer. The symptoms of this condition don't show up for many years, but when they do the condition is in its advanced stage. Hence during the mid 70s the EPA (Environment Protection Agency) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) put in regulations regarding the use of asbestos.
Put screws on both sides of the visible cracks, leaving six inches of space between each screw. Take the drill, use the ⅛" masonry bit to insert some pilot holes. As a final touch up, use the joint compound to cover the entire area.
Are you getting tired of your stained and drab old ceiling? Why not go in for one of the latest trends in home improvements these days, and replace your old ceiling with tin tiles. Not only are they attractive but you do not have to go to the expense of hiring somebody else for the job, since they are easy to install and can be a DIY job.
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