The ceiling is the focal point of a room. How high it is and what color is it painted in are decisive factors in determining the aura of the room. If your ceiling is chipped and cracked, it will require a fresh dose of paint. Or maybe you want to repaint it to change its color and bring some freshness to the room.
Whatever the case may be, painting a ceiling can be a daunting task. Since it is so high up, painting a ceiling is more difficult compared to painting a wall. Let us look at some brilliant tips and tricks which will help you paint your ceiling with ease and without making a mess. So read on.
Prep the Ceiling, Conceal the Flaws
Any beautician knows that to make the makeup glow, it is important to conceal the blemishes and uneven skin tone. The same goes for painting a ceiling. Ceilings often bear the brunt of leaking roofs and overflowing sinks. They leave ugly marks and stains. Fresh coats of paint won’t be able to conceal them 100%. In order to cover them, apply a coat of stain-hiding paint primer. Once it dries, apply a fresh coat of the paint.
- This will give a sparkling look to the ceiling and all ugly stains will be covered.
Sand the Ceiling
In order to get a smooth paint finish, it is important to even the ceiling and remove any bumps. Bumps are formed due to the buildup and deposition of layers of paint over the ceiling. Fresh coats of paint will make them appear even worse, hence it is essential to get rid of them. Sanding papers are used to smooth out any bumps and unevenness.
- Take a fine-grit sanding paper (100 grits is ideal) and run it over the ceiling a couple of times. The preferred way to sand your wall is by using a sanding pole. This will remove the tiny bumps and leave you with a smooth surface. Sanding your wall will also allow greater adhesion of paint to the wall. After sanding, place a damp cloth over the pole and wipe the ceiling to get rid of the dust, etc. Your wall is now ready to be painted.
Buy Premium Quality Roller Cover
Any paint job requires good quality paint and the right painting tools. You should look for a premium quality roller cover to apply paint on a ceiling. According to experts, the ideal roller cover for painting a ceiling is a 0.5-inch lambswool cover. The thick coating of the cover allows maximum absorption of the paint.
- When painting any surface, the goal is to get the maximum amount of paint across the surface in the shortest time. This helps avoid paint spatters. This is why a lambswool cover is preferred to a thin roller, despite the somewhat hefty price tag it comes with.
Work in Sections
It is not humanly possible to paint the entire ceiling in one go. If one portion of the ceiling is painted sometime after the first section, there will be visible lap marks. In order to avoid them, paint your ceiling in sections. Quickly move from one section to another while the paint on the first section is still wet.
- Work with sections of 5 to 6 sq.inch according to your ceiling’s size and paint away.
Painting a ceiling yourself can be fun. Encore Painting brings to you these brilliant hacks to help you paint your ceiling like a pro. However, if you are still not confident enough to do it then leave it to the pros. Encore Painting will take care of this important interior painting job for you. Give them a call if you are located in Mckinney, Texas.