Tips for Painting Your Ceiling

ey! I did be glad to share with you some tips i learned from http://stlouispainters.net a while ago. Sometimes, in order to achieve an updated or a refreshed look in your home, all you need to do is paint a particular area or part of your house. The ceiling is one of the easiest places to paint, most especially if your surface is flat with no molding or chipped paint to contend with.

Oftentimes, ceilings are painted white, and while this is certainly a good choice, think carefully about the kind of white you choose to go with. There are different hues available, from warm-toned whites to whites with more of a cool blue. Make sure the hue compliments the color of your decor or walls  by bringing paint chips or color swatches with you when you’re choosing your ceiling color.

If you have low ceilings, make sure you paint them a shade or two lighter than your walls so as to add height, and a shade or two darker if ceiling is high.  However, white isn’t the only choice for ceilings. Given the proper architecture and room, painting thr ceiling in a contrasting color can add some excitement to a room.

Even though painting the ceiling is an easy task, you still need to make sure you tape the walls and cover them with a drop cloth. It is also vital to remove all curtains and pictures from the walls and remove as much furniture as you can so that you have clear access to the ceiling from all points in the room.

To begin, “cut in” the edges and any other odd areas, like woodwork, ceiling fans and lights.

Use a small brush of 1″ or less for this task. If you intend to paint the walls, it is okay to paint onto the wall a little, but not if you do not want to repaint your walls. In that case, you need to use a small handheld shield or pre-tape your walls.

If you are doing your ornamentation in a different color than the ceiling, this should be left for later.

After this, you can begin rolling the ceiling. It is better and much more simpler to use a roller on the ceiling than to use even a large brush unless the ceiling is exceptionally small. If you are using roller pan, be sure to have the area around your pan well covered. You can also use an empty pail and a roller grid if you do not like using roller pans.

Work in small section, beginning in a “W” across your section. Slowly go back over the pattern, working the paint evenly across your section. You can work toward the window across from the entry so that the light of the window will hide your roller lines, thereby giving you a much smoother finish.

If you have a large room, you will not need to wait for the paint to dry to start your second coat. Still, do make certain that the first coat is dry so that you can avoid flaws.