ALL ABOUT PAINTING A CEILING
Redecorating is expensive, but repainting it freshens the place up for a long-lasting impact. A fresh paint job can transform your tired and outdated home into a whole new space. Suddenly your rooms aren’t plain and vanilla but show stoppers that you want to spend time in. That’s great but wait… don’t forget the ceilings, because they can create a massive impact, too.
There’s more to painting a ceiling that using a roller to cover the surface. Professional painters like us take steps to prepare the surface before painting even begins, which is vital to the overall aesthetic of the room.
Proper Ceiling Painting
It’s not much different from dealing with a wall, as both require good preparation. However, primer and proper ceiling paint must be used. Specialist paint is formulated to spatter less, and its flat finish helps hide imperfections.
As far as color choices, the standard is white because it brightens a room that doesn’t have much natural light. If you have a large room with high ceilings, you can create a cozier feel by choosing a darker color. For small rooms consider using the same color for both the walls and ceiling to create the illusion of a larger space. For more details about the colors, Read our guide to color and textures.
Painting Textured Ceilings
When it comes to textured ceilings, well, they went out of style quite some time ago. However, many homes still have those pesky popcorn ceilings. You have two options, remove or paint.
The issue with removing popcorn ceiling is asbestos, so this step requires trained professionals. There is no health risk involved with leaving popcorn ceiling in place; it’s the removal of it that stirs up the fibers that can them become trapped in your lungs. So, if you want to remove popcorn ceiling, you’ll need to have it tested for asbestos.
Of course, the other alternative is to paint over it directly. As professionals, we understand how to deal with popcorn ceilings safely and appropriately to ensure that the texture is maintained and the paint job doesn’t harm your aesthetic.
There is far more spatter involved when painting textured ceilings, which is why a job as big as this requires professionals to handle all the plastic and masking details. If you are painting the full room, the ceiling should be painted first, and this could change the masking process. There is less masking required if the walls will be painted after. If not, the walls must be entirely masked in lightweight plastic.
Ready to Paint Your Ceiling
Contact our professional painting contractors for a quote on your job, no matter how big or small. We provide well trained, highly skilled and experienced painters that will ensure your job is done to your exact requirements and standards.