Painting a ceiling doesn’t have to be difficult

Painting the ceiling requires good preparation of the workplace. Therefore, it is also recommended to thoroughly clean the surface of dust and other dirt so that the paint adheres well to the substrate. You should also pay attention to the type of paint that is best suited for a particular type of ceiling. For example, acrylic paints will work better on plasterboard ceilings and latex paints on wooden ceilings.

It is also worth remembering that painting the ceiling can be time-consuming and physically demanding, especially in the case of high rooms. Therefore, before starting painting, it is worth planning the process carefully and equipping yourself with the right tools. These should include, among others: paint boom or special rollers for painting ceilings.

Tools and materials needed

To paint the ceiling, you need a paint roller, a roller frame and a brush for hard-to-reach areas such as ceiling corners. While it may seem like a ladder is essential, most of the work can be done with a shaft extension up to 2.5m long.

The type of primer used depends on whether the ceiling has water or nicotine stains and what color will be used for painting. For stains, it is recommended to use an oil or shellac based primer, and for bright colors, a gray tone primer. Gray undercoat works better than white, especially with lighter colors

Choice of paint and painting technique

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When choosing a paint, it is recommended to use a matte finish. Ceilings often have minor bumps, and matte finish paint helps to minimize them. The duller the paint, the less chance these imperfections will be visible. It is recommended to paint the ceiling in sections of about one meter by one metre. To avoid discoloration and imperfections in a given fragment, the paint should be prevented from drying.

By following the tips above, your ceiling will look like it was painted by a professional, which may surprise visitors to your home. A properly painted ceiling is a coherent decorative element that can distinguish any room, introducing a unique mood and aesthetics.

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