Frequently Asked Questions
How long before the job is started?
Can you be ready tomorrow? (Usually 1-2 week lead time) An in-home estimate must be given first.
How long does it take to complete the entire process?
Most homes are completed in one day. This does not include the painting procedure (additional). The ceilings must cure for 48 hours before paint is applied.
What are the texturing styles?
The texturing styles include: orange peel, knockdown & skip-trowel.
Can it be painted right away?
Your new custom ceiling must cure for a period of time. The recommended time to enable an adequate cure is 48 hours.
What type of paints should be used?
The outcome of your ceiling will be largely determined by the type of paint that you or your painting contractor uses. Before you apply the paint you have selected as your finish, use primer. Many painting contractors will contend that the primer is not necessary. Don't make the mistake of skipping this step. You may have to paint all over again. Additionally, just any old primer will not do. A good quality primer is recommended.
How much does an estimate cost?
The in-home estimate is absolutely FREE!
What does "normal ceiling" mean?
Room sizes that do not exceed 12 feet by 12 feet, possess a flat 8 foot ceiling and are drywall are considered as "Normal Ceilings". Rooms that vary from these standards may be subject to increased pricing. Please check with your estimator.
What is considered a vaulted ceiling?
Ceilings that exceed 8 feet in height will be subject to additional charges. These rooms are charged according to difficulty. Your estimator will answer specific questions regarding these rooms.
What about closets, hallways, bathrooms & kitchens?
Closets do not receive any special discounts. Most hallways are considered a room. Please check with your estimator. Bathrooms and kitchens are priced according to application required.
What if I have plastered ceilings?
Plaster materials were commonly used in homes and pose special difficulty. Unlike drywall, plaster acoustic is hard and not soluble with water. To achieve a new smooth surfaced look, drywall mud material must be added to fill in the un-even surface. This task is tedious and time consuming and the costs vary according to job needs.