To tell you the truth, many people hate painting their ceilings. They don’t like the thought of getting on a ladder, looking up and painting the ceiling. This cramps the neck and back area and also causes stiff necks. Not fun.
First – The best thing you can do for yourself when you’re painting a ceiling is go out and splurge on a paint roller and extension handle. The paint rolling will help you get the ceiling painted in no time so you can avoid having to stare up for a long period of time, and the extension handle with prevent you from having to stand on a latter while painting.
Many people are nervous about painting their ceiling because they just aren’t sure what to do and do not want to mess their home up, so they higher someone to come paint for them. You do not have to do this! Painting a ceiling is easier than pi.
To get yourself started, of course, you are going to need your colors. Find out what color(s) will suit your room and personality. You can do this by getting paint strip samples, cutting them out, tapping them to the ceiling and staring at them from below. This will give you a general idea of what your ceiling will look like.
Next, identify your ceiling type. Is it smooth? Is it textured? Well no matter what it is, it will still be easy to paint. All you have to know about painting a textured ceiling is that you should not apply heavy coats of paint at a time. Give a thin coat of paint a chance to dry before you apply another coat. This will ensure that your texture is not messed up. Smooth ceilings are very easy to paint because you don’t have to worry about anything but the ceiling itself. There will be no textures or designs to worry about messing up.
After you have your paint rollers, extension, and paint, you can get started:
1: Move all furniture out of your way. Anything that can be moved, move. It will only get in your way, which is very annoying when you are trying to move around to paint.
2: Lay a painters cover on the floor incase of paint drippings. The last thing you want is a ruined floor from paint splatter which is bound to happen.
3: Get your roller prepared before you open the paint. This will ensure you do not accidentally spill the paint while you are trying to get the roller ready and that your paint does not dry out while you are preparing the roller.
4: Use painters tape to cover any wall or ceiling area you do NOT want to be painted. You do not want to have to go back over mistakes and repaint. This is costly and time consuming. Do anything you can to avoid mistake marks.
5: Open and stir your paint well. Pour a small amount, not too small, in a paint pan. Now you can take your roller and roll it through the paint in the paint pan. Make sure to get an even coating on your roller.
6: Using the extension handle, stand on the ground and proceed to roll the paint covered roller over the ceiling. Do not let the roller run out of paint to the point that there is barely any paint going on the ceiling. Every time you seem to be getting low, re-roll the paint roller in paint and start over.
7: Allow the ceiling to dry for a couple hours before you apply another coat of paint. Second coats are normally best because they will help your paint job look better and last a whole lot longer.
8: After your second coat of paint has dried, you can remove your painters mat, remove the painters tap, and move everything back into the room. Now sit back and enjoy a hard day’s work.
Make sure to wash your paint roller out or throw it away if you would like. If the roller is not in bad condition, you can wash it and keep it handy for another job. Do the same with the paint pan/tray.