Monday, January 14, 2013

Remove Stains From Popcorn Roofs

Popcorn ceilings are often a challenge to clean.

Popcorn ceilings add texture to a ceiling and provides a nice finishing touch to a room. However, a popcorn ceiling is difficult to clean, and this is especially true if the ceiling is stained. Normal cleaning methods such as scrubbing can damage the surface and cause the texture to flake away, leaving unsightly bare spots on the ceiling. However, there are ways to clean the stain that won't damage the popcorn surface.


1. Cover any furniture, flooring or items with drop cloths that are below the area being cleaned. This will protect them from damage.

2. Add two cups of warm water to a spray bottle. Depending on the size of the stain, add more water to make more solution.

3. Mix two to three squirts of a mild detergent into the warm water in the spray bottle. Place the lid on the spray bottle and shake to mix the solution.

4. Ascend the step ladder and spray the solution onto the stain. Saturate the stain but avoid the clean areas around the stain.

5. Dab the stained area with a damp cloth to lift the stain from the ceiling. Do not scrub or rub the area as this will cause the popcorn texture to flake.

6. Allow the area to dry. If the stain is still visible, repeat Steps 1 through 4.

Related posts

    Nicotine stains develop on the popcorn ceilings of homes in which you or a loved one smoke cigarettes or cigars. The smoke rises to the ceiling and develops a yellowish, smelly stain. These unattr...
    Nicotine from cigarettes can cause smoke stains in fabrics.If you smoke, you probably will have to deal with smoke stains on fabrics made by nicotine. Ash from burning cigarettes can drop onto fab...
    Keeping your moustache clean and free of tobacco stains requires regular cleaning.Tobacco contains an ingredient called nicotine that, over time and with repeated exposure, causes unsightly stains...
    The staining caused by nicotine is notoriously difficult to remove. Clinging to everything from wallpaper to clothing, removing the brownish yellow buildup generally requires multiple applications...
    Cigarettes often leave behind a yellow residue on wallpaper.If you or someone in your household smokes frequently, it affects the walls of your home. Nicotine from cigarettes leaves behind an oily...