How To Paint A Ceiling
A ceiling is an important part of a room that is often overlooked when painting or decorating. When a ceiling is painted well and painted creatively (with a color other than white), it will noticeably add character and comfort to a room.
First of all, if the ceiling is textured (popcorn, acoustic or knockdown), consider hiring a painting contractor for best results. Textured ceilings are usually painted with spray materials which professional painters have and know how to use. Secondly, if your ceiling is in need of any repairs, call a contractor to fix the damage and to skim coat the ceiling to a smooth surface.
If your ceiling is flat, then go ahead and begin your DIY project. Here is our 8-step ceiling painting process:
- Choose your color. Most people paint their ceilings white because of the reflective qualities of white, but white doesn’t always match the taste of the room. Try a lighter shade of the wall color, or an off-white to create a more harmonious atmosphere in the room. Ceilings are typically painted with flat paint because of its smooth appearance and ability to hide imperfections.
- Prepare your supplies. You should have:
- a spackle and putty knife for holes
- caulk and a caulking gun (if you have wall cracks in corners)
- a ladder
- a paint tray and liner
- a wall brush for cutting in
If you have more questions, or if you want to hire a professional painting company, call Kennedy Painting at 314-952-0156.