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Things are Looking Up: Say Goodbye to Old, Unsightly Popcorn Ceilings

It’s Simple With Stylish, Easy-to-Install ‘Cover-Up’ Decorative Options from Armstrong

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If a popcorn ceiling is making your home look outdated, it’s time to freshen up that rough textured ceiling with something stylish and inviting from Armstrong Residential Ceilings.

Popcorn ceilings were used years ago as a quick fix for damaged drywall and plaster. Today, there are many more options for creating a visually stimulating fifth wall in your home. In most cases, it is not necessary to remove a popcorn ceiling, which is a messy, time-consuming job. These unsightly ceilings can easily be covered with new ceiling tiles or planks from Armstrong. They install directly over an existing popcorn ceiling in a few easy steps. In as little as a weekend, you can hide that ugly ceiling and enjoy a decorative ceiling that will completely change the look of a room.

“One question we hear time after time from homeowners is, ‘How do I get rid of my ugly popcorn ceiling?’ If you have a popcorn ceiling in your home, here’s the good news – you don’t have to remove it. You can cover it – with an Armstrong ceiling,” says Krista Walton, marketing specialist, Armstrong Residential Ceilings. “Armstrong offers ceiling tile products that attach directly to your popcorn ceiling. It’s easier than removing it – and you’ll get beautiful results.”

Three of the most beautiful ceiling styles also happen to be affordable options for covering a popcorn ceiling.

One option is the HomeStyle® Country Classic™ Plank, which provides a country rustic look and is a cost-effective alternative to real wood planks. These easy-to-install planks come in white or you can paint or stain them for the style you’re looking for. If you prefer a more traditional, but still stylish ceiling, the HomeStyle 12”x12” and 16”x16” tiles have smooth or textured tile options that are also paintable. Another option is to create an intricate, eye-catching ceiling with Tin Look™ tiles. Tin Look is a beautifully embellished product made to look like vintage tin ceilings and can be painted to look like real tin in a variety of metallic hues.

All of these ceilings are easy to install directly over an old popcorn ceiling using Armstrong’s exclusive Easy Up® Installation System. It takes just three steps to completely transform a ceiling.

• Step One: Attach the Easy Up tracks to the ceiling joists.
• Step Two: Snap on the clips.
• Step Three: Position the tiles or planks and secure them with the clips.

“Easy Up is the fast and secure way to install a decorative tile or plank ceiling. That means, in a single weekend, you can hide that ugly popcorn ceiling forever,” adds Walton. “No more popcorn? I’d say that’s the best reason to look up.”

For more information, call 1-800-233-3823 or visit Armstrong Residential Ceilings.

About Armstrong World Industries

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacture of floors and ceilings. Based in Lancaster, Pa., Armstrong operates 34 plants in eight countries and has approximately 8,700 employees worldwide. For more information, visit


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