People who are looking to paint a bedroom or living room or just about any other room in their home will be quick to talk about how they are painting this wall or that wall but rarely mention or even think about one of the most important walls in every room — the ceiling.
The thing is that you can easily make a tremendous mess of things if you are not careful and end up having to do the painting job all over again.
If you follow some good basic advice, however, you can make a reasonable effort and have a ceiling that looks splendid for years to come.
We all know that paint is something that drips, particularly when given the opportunity to hang up on the ceiling as you coat it, and of course, after you are finished with each layer.
What does not have to be the case is that the paint that drips down necessarily will get all over the floor and make a mess that you will later have to clean — and it can be a lengthy cleaning process.
Just like it’s a lot easier to clean a place-mat that you put on the table as well as being easier to clean a plate on that place-mat than the place-mat, it is easier to clean something you use to cover the floor than to clean the floor itself.
Though some might say that a simple plastic protector would work well for protecting the floor and furniture, that is not the case — a flimsy plastic sheet can quickly shift on the floor while a person or people are walking around the painting.
A heavy drop cloth, though it is still relatively easy to move when necessary, will not slide around like this and stay precisely where you want it.
The furniture you will find in a typical room will cause quite an impediment for you when you are painting the ceiling.
Additionally, every piece of furniture you have is just something else that you will need to protect from the inevitable drips that come with a painting job.
Remove the furniture to the best of your ability, and if there is anything that cannot be moved, it is best to relocate that to the center of the room being painted and to cover it with one of your heavy cloth drop cloths.
With few exceptions, you really won’t find something better to paint your ceiling than a paint roller.
It is fantastic when it comes to spreading paint, and the only thing you will want to look out for is the things that may be hanging from the ceiling, such as chandeliers.
When you get to those, you might want to slow down and box around them and then carefully approach using a traditional paintbrush.
When you are looking to paint the ceiling, you can’t beat a good ladder for portability — getting around the room is essential.
You will want the kind of ladder where, when you get to the next to last rung, you can reach the ceiling.
6. Treat Your Ceilings As A Project Unto Itself
It’s important to realize that you’re not going to get your ceilings painted in an hour or two, so don’t treat it like a little side project.
Your ceilings require a good amount of time, so put aside that time and make sure you get your ceilings painted well!
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