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4 Tips For Painting Ceilings Like A Pro

When looking to redecorate, it’s not only our walls that can do with a fresh coat of paint. Often transferring a ceiling can give the room a new dynamic feel and transform the overall décor. While we might not notice it, our eyes do a scan over our ceilings now and then, but maybe not often enough as there are some key points to consider before getting out the ladder.

While there are some similarities between painting walls and ceilings, the latter requires certain tricks and considerations that we are unaware of. So whether you’re planning a DIY project or calling in a professional - here are four important ceiling painting tips you need to know.

1. Prepare the surface with primer


While known to the professional painters, priming is a necessary step that’s often overlooked by the DIYer.

Missing this step can result in water leaks, poor ventilation and tobacco smoke leaving unsightly blotchy stains which are almost impossible paint over. Ceiling primers are designed to preserve the surface and to prevent stains from ruining you’re the base of your interior. If your ceilings are porous and bar apply a stain-blocking primer, while in the case of a previously painted ceiling, use a layer of matte paint as an undercoat.

2. Sanding before painting


To achieve your desired finish, sanding down your ceiling is key as this does away with any bumps, dirt or crud on your surface. Even when incorporating texture, a thorough once-over with drywall sandpaper is essential before you begin.

3. Cut the edges in before rolling


Before you dip your roller into that ceiling paints, you’ll need to use a paintbrush to “cut in” the edges that a paint roller won’t reach. Carefully cut-in around corners, trimmings and any light fixtures before rolling in the rest of the paint. Compared to the only using a brush, this method is more time-efficient and produces a more professional look.

4. Choose the right ceiling colour


While in most homes you’d find the conventional white ceiling, there is still a range of options for you to choose. Here’s a list:

  • Tints of white: One of the reasons why white is the most popular choice is because it helps create the illusion of brighter and larger spaces. The colour also goes well with any neutral wall hues.
  • Colour unification: The unification of colour between your walls and ceilings can have a similar effect, making your space feel larger than it is. We suggest picking a lighter shade of your wall colour if you want to bring focus to the décor and furnishing.
  • Decorative trim: The addition of the decorative crown mouldings or trims can make for a unique appearance around your roof, with shadows on the ceilings drawing in the eye.
  • Lighter hues: For a low contrast, look and the subtly of the interior, quieter accent colours work the best for the ceiling. It will bring more focus onto the wall colours and reflect natural light from above.

When repainting any surface every mark made requires your detailed attention, from start to finish. If you’re looking for expert consultation and the application of the above ceiling painting tips, consider handing the job over to a professional painting contractors in Sydney.

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