No matter if you are looking to use your ceiling as an accent wall or want to stick with tradition white variations, painting a fresh new coat on the ceiling can seem a bit cumbersome. There are many options to paint your ceiling, but to ensure the color complements the space, you need the right application. With this in mind, we at Ciarlanti Painting – Jeff the Paintier would like to discuss a few tips to make sure the ceiling is painted with ease.
Prep a Room for Ceiling Painting
Remove Furniture & Clutter from Room – Gravity can make a lot of messes when you are painting a ceiling and furniture can cause unnecessary obstacles. The first step is to prepare the room. Remove as much furniture and clutter as possible. Ensure the room is dust free as well. Dust can cause poor painting results if it is stirred up.
Floor Protection for Painting – To make sure it’s protected from any wayward drips that might happen, no matter how careful you are, tape drop cloths or canvas to the edges of your floor. On the edges of anything you don’t want to smear paint on, tape off the edges and tape drop cloths or canvas the floor. Including ceiling fixtures for lights or fans, walls that are a different color, trim that reaches to the ceiling, and other materials, using painters tape to line the edges of anything you don’t want to smear paint on.
Section Ceiling Before Painting – Get used to dividing your ceiling into smaller spaces when mentally getting ready to paint. Avoid painting one long line across the whole ceiling at a time. Instead, progress naturally across the ceiling as you go, painting in large patches. If you are using the same color for both your ceiling and your walls, it is helpful to cut in the edges and corners of your space. Before you start using your roller, do this immediately.
Choose Best Paint Roller for Ceilings – To spare your back, make certain you have lightweight roller cages that are easy to hold and use. Keep that in mind when you are buying supplies, you will need ladder, others will require a roller extender when painting the ceiling. Plan on longer roller naps for rougher surfaces.
Use Proper Paint Rolling Techniques – As mentioned, painting in small sections as you go. Be sure to apply equal pressure as you go as you paint by slowly drawing the roller toward you. To help prevent marks from showing up make sure there’s a little overlap with the wet paint over the next strip. The lines do not have to be perfectly straight with this method as well.
How Many Coats of Paint on Ceiling? Especially taking into account sunlight and ceiling lights, ceiling paint may look quite different as it dries. It looks under multiple conditions, so wait for the paint to dry and check. If you need to, apply a second coat.