When most people think about painting, they think about their walls. But, one of the most difficult aspects of refreshing an interior is ceiling painting. Whether you dread craning your neck for hours, accidentally dripping paint onto new floors, or just having difficulty getting nice, even coats, there are a few tips you can follow to make the job easier. The professionals at Van Tuinen Painting have been working with homeowners for years to achieve top-quality results. From single-room jobs to whole-house projects, we can work with you to transform – and upgrade – your home’s interior. So, let’s take a look at a few things we’ve learned that can help you paint your ceiling.
Do ceiling painting first
Since the ceiling is at an odd angle, it can be more difficult to prevent splatters and unintended mishaps. So, before you paint your walls, make sure you’ve completed your ceiling painting. This way, if your rollers splatter or they slip and paint drips down the corners, you can touch them up when you move on to the walls.
Cover the floors
It goes without saying that the ceiling is above you and, well, gravity wants the paint that you apply to it to drip down. Thin, even coats can help to prevent this but, unfortunately, accidents happen. Before you start, be sure to put drop cloths on the floor, especially around the edges of the room, to catch any paint that happens to drip.
Start at the edges
The first thing you’ll want to do is ‘cut in’ from the edges of the ceiling. By using a small brush and light, steady strokes, you’ll be able to seamlessly blend the paint you apply around the edges with the paint you later apply with rollers. This, more than anything, will lead to a finished room that is of professional quality.
At Van Tuinen Painting, we aim to provide our clients with the information they need to make informed decisions about their interior painting. While ceiling painting can be daunting, it can also be a fun winter painting project that results in a more vibrant, more lively home. But, if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, we encourage you to reach out to us today to learn how we can help!