How To Paint Ceiling
Learning how to paint your ceiling can seem like a daunting task. Ceilings are at a tough angle to paint, and painting your ceiling will definitely be a pain in the neck. The other problem with painting your ceiling is that ceilings seem to absorb lots of paint, so you may need to apply two coats. After you’re done though, your room will look brand new.
To paint your ceiling, you will need:
- Drop cloths
- Painter’s tape
- Rollers with extensions
- A step stool or ladder
- Paint containers
- First, get the ceiling ready to paint by taping off the areas you don’t want painted. You will need to tape off all of the edges between the wall and the ceiling using your painter’s tape. This will help ensure that you have clean lines between the wall and the ceiling. Remove all fixtures from the ceiling or tape those off too. Ceiling fans and light fixtures should be taped up so you don’t accidently get paint on them.
- Depending on the color of the ceiling, you may need to use primer. Most ceilings are white, but if you happen to have a ceiling that’s been painted another color, you may need to prime it. If you do need to prime your ceiling, get started by pouring your primer into a container and rolling one layer on. One layer of primer is usually sufficient, but this will depend on how dark your ceiling is. Paint the primer on in sections, starting at one side and moving left to right, until the entire area has been painted. Allow to dry (check the container for drying time).
- Paint the ceiling. This step will require the most care. Start by painting in sections you can reach with your extension. Try to roll on the paint as evenly as possible. If two people are painting the same ceiling, make sure that the amount of paint on both rollers is as equal as possible.
- Go over the spots you couldn’t get to with a brush. Areas in the corners may be difficult to paint with a roller. Take a paint brush and go over those areas from top to bottom and get into the corners. Check your work after the paint has dried for an hour. There may be some more spots that you missed.
- Remove the tape after the paint has completely dried. After allowing the paint to dry overnight, begin removing the tape. Do this very carefully so you don’t peel off some of the paint. Take off the tape around the fixtures or replace fixtures that you removed.