Tips On Painting Ceilings
Painting ceilings can be very overwhelming especially if
you’ve never done it before. It can be very interesting
and fun. All you need to do is prepare for it and know and
understand well what you have to do. Here are some tips on
Before starting anything, you should know first what color
to use. Know your basic color scheme. The color of your
ceiling should compliment the color of your floor and
walls. If you want a harmonious, unbroken look in the
room, you could use the same color for the walls and
ceiling. Imagine how your color will match to your
furniture or furnishing.
Low ceilings sometimes give an oppressive feeling, while a
high ceiling can give an airy and light feeling because of
the large space. If you have a low ceiling but want to
have it heightened, you could try a very pale color to
make it recede, like the shades of sky blue. Use also a
different but lighter color than what is used on the
Usually, white is the color commonly used in painting
ceilings. The main reason for this is because it reflects
light very well and it goes with everything. But for a
change, try to go beyond white. Choose another shade that
will go with your décor and the rest of the room.
Contrary to the tradition, white can actually make a
ceiling look more distant in rooms with lofty, high
ceilings and lower with those who have low ceilings. If
you have ceilings higher than eight feet, have a shade or
two that are darker than the wall color. If it is eight
feet high or lower, use shade or two that are lighter than
your walls. This can add coziness to high-ceilinged rooms
and give an illusion of space to rooms with low ceilings.
Before painting, make sure you cover your walls with a
drop cloth. Remove also the curtains and pictures on your
walls; surely you don’t want them to be wasted. Remove
also your furniture so you can have a clear access to the
room in all points.
If you are about to paint the ceiling, start from the
corner farthest from the door. Use a trim brush to apply
paint on the ceiling edges along with the wall-ceiling
edge. Try to finish the painting of ceiling in each room
plane in one painting session. This is because if you
allow sections of the ceiling to dry at different times,
this may cause visible lap marks.
It will be simpler and easier to use a roller when
painting a ceiling than using a large brush. If you have a
low ceiling, you can just use a handler extender so that
you won’t need a ladder.
If your ceilings are textured, though it will take more
time, be sure to have the area well covered. You can use a
thick nap roller to ensure that you cover all the bumps
Most ceilings don’t line up with the walls perfectly, this
can make the paint-lines uneven especially if the ceiling
color is different from the wall. If you have problem like
this, use your wall-color paint to paint the strip along
the ceiling where it meets the wall to conceal
imperfection. This strip of wall-color paint will give an
illusion that your walls and ceilings are line-up
With these tips, definitely you will have a great ceiling
in your room. Remember to enjoy and have fun while
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Caring for Paintbrushes
You'll end up with a great paint job every time if you take care
of your brushes...
Painting tips & tricks of
When taking a break, don't leave your brushes or rollers sitting in paint. Cover
trays with a damp rag.
When you accidentally drip paint on an adjacent surface, wipe it off
immediately. Otherwise it can start to dry and will be much more difficult to
Brushes and rollers can last through many projects if properly cared for. Clean
them thoroughly. Wrap and store brushes in a paper towel to help them maintain
their cutting edge.