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Posted by: from Legal
3/7/2012 at 12:54:44 PM

Is there any way to have Stucco ceilings cleaned to avoid re-painting costs?

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Date/Time3/7/2012 at 9:46:31 PM

Hi Gail, I am sure you can clean a stucco (probably popcorn or a texture?) somehow but in reality, painting is easy and relatively cheap. If you use a good quality primer and ceiling paint, the results will be better than any cleaning job would ever do.

The air in your house is constantly rising and circulating and carrying all of the "stuff" up to the ceiling. That is what causes the staining and discoloring that you think is dirt - it has probably penetrated the finish slightly and is certainly in every little nook and cranny. You may be able to clean it but it would never be as white and bright as a new paint job.

You could probably test this by doing a small area yourself with a sponge and some household cleaner - just blot it - if you rub it, you may start knocking off the texture.

Good Luck with it!

Jim Kuzma

Kettleby Handyman Services

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Date/Time6/3/2012 at 9:17:09 AM

When inside ceiling stipple alot of people call it stucco on the ceiling. When it done, a prime is spray on the ceiling board, then the stiple is sprayed. If the stiple is original, it can NOT be cleaned.

By washing the stiple, it will cause the stiple to be damaged. However, if the stiple has been painted, then yes it can be cleaned.

Best thing to do is apply a good primer, and a good paint. Cleaning wont work in this situation .

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