How to apply paint to interior ceilings?

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It´s very important from time to time to give our home a different look and recharge it with new colors that make it look a renewed and pleasant environment. The ceiling is one of the elements that should not go unnoticed since it´s the center of attention of the eyes and although it may not seem like it, it stands out enormously concerning the walls. So how do you apply paint to interior ceilings?

We invite you to know some basic recommendations that you must follow to achieve an impact ceiling and that your guests will be delighted with the painting of your home and its finish.

What are the materials needed to apply paint to interior ceilings?

If you have already decided to paint the ceiling of your house to improve its appearance, the first thing you should do is look for the materials you need to be able to carry out the work without any impediment. Among the tools and materials that you should buy are:

  • Painting
  • Brush
  • Roller
  • Extension for roller
  • Tray to place the paint
  • Chute or bucket
  • Ladder that is safe and high enough to reach the most difficult points
  • Newspaper or mop dampened with enough water to remove paint that may splatter on the floor

The color to select is very important since it generates a huge visual impact on the environment and the lighting of the house or room. Make sure to select a good quality paint to ensure optimal coverage and avoid having to work too hard applying multiple coats of paint to completely cover the entire surface or achieve the desired color.

Steps to apply paint to interior ceilings

If you want to paint the interior ceiling of your house to get warmth and improve the amplitude of a specific space, it´s convenient to be clear that this activity is not an easy task as it seems. However, we give you some basic tips that you should follow so that the roof of your house is perfect after the application of paint.

1. Preparation

The first thing you should do is prepare the area where you are going to work and paint. It´s convenient to remove all the decorative objects from the place to avoid being splashed with paint, furniture, pictures, tables, or any other valuable element that is in the area should be removed or covered with a sheet. Curtains and lamps must be completely removed and placed once the ceiling is dry.

Wall outlets should be covered with adhesive tape as there is a possibility that they can be splashed. The person in charge of applying the paint must wear appropriate clothing that includes safety glasses, a cap or hat, the ideal is to wear clothing that is waterproof or wear worn clothing so that it´s not a problem if it gets stained with paint.

The entire floor should be covered in disposable newspaper or plastic wrap as the chances of paint splashing from the ceiling onto the floor are high. If a protective material is not placed, it´s mandatory to use a damp mop every time a splash falls on the floor, this must be done immediately since if the paint dries on the floor, it will be more difficult to remove the stain.

2. Repair of battered areas

If the interior ceiling of our house has cracks, these must be covered correctly before applying the paint. To repair the cracks, putty must be used, once applied, the entire surface of the ceiling must be sanded to later clean with a damp towel and remove all excess material. Once the surface has been sanded and cleaned, it´s necessary to apply a layer of acrylic sealant to prevent any difference in absorption that the repair may have.

3. Paint application around the perimeter

It´s convenient to paint first with the help of a brush the entire perimeter of the ceiling; that is, the edges, corners, or angles that are between the ceiling and the surrounding walls. In this way, it will be easier and faster to paint the rest of the ceiling with the use of a roller.

4. First coat of paint

Sufficient paint must be added to the appropriate tray to be able to moisten the roller there, which must be drained properly, and then begin to apply the paint on the ceiling. Stripes should be applied to the ceiling vertically without returning; that is, make a vertical strip and do not paint over it in the opposite direction. The roller should slide easily, it´s not necessary or advisable to put enough pressure on the roller during paint application.

5. Second coat of paint

After applying the first coat of paint, you must wait for it to dry completely before applying another coat of paint to cover the ceiling in its entirety with the selected color. The second coat of paint must be applied using the same technique as the first coat, only the direction must be horizontal and not vertical. It´s recommended that once the second coat of paint has completely dried, the roller is passed without added paint using the same direction as in the first coat; that is, vertical. With this technique, a professional and wonderful finish will be obtained.

Using the roller minimizes the possibility of marks on each coat of paint. If there are hard-to-reach spaces where the roller or brush cannot be easily used, the use of a paintbrush may be appropriate.

It´s important to clean the tools once the paint application process is finished, in this way they will be kept in good condition for the next opportunity.

To start with the renovation

Decorating and painting the house is an exciting activity that many people love to do, it´s a tradition that has been maintained for a long time to transform the environment and create new spaces just by applying paint. But painting your home is not just about the walls, applying paint to interior ceilings is a basic aspect that you should always keep in mind, so don’t forget it.

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