Tips for painting ceiling and choosing the right paints

Painting a ceiling is not an easy task. Traces are a real nightmare and you still do not know how to avoid or how to fix it. Follow these steps below!

Materials needed:

  • Stepladder
  • Plastic for covering the floors and furniture
  • Scotch protection

To prepare your ceiling painting:

  • Laundry
  • Spatula
  • Patching plaster
  • Sandpaper end (finishing refilling)

To make painting your ceiling:

  • Painting
  • Roll (with or without telescopic handle
  • Flat Brush
  • Round Brush
  • Paint Tray
  • Grid painting

Choosing the paint

The ceiling paints are available in various types. Acrylics (which is able to dry very quickly), alkyd Mono-layer or double-layer … And shiny, satin, matte or poached painting … Not always easy to choose! Here is a brief overview:

Glycerophtalic paints are ideal for ponds, is washable and resistant to moisture. But they have drawbacks: they have strong odors and dry very slowly. They therefore prefer to paint high ceilings (room where the air is more important).

Mono-layer acrylic requires to be implemented very quickly. The drying time is very short; it is not uncommon for them being tracked. Therefore it is recommended for use on small caps (less than 20 m²).

Double-layer acrylic is applicable on all ceiling types. They are relatively undemanding, but it will take, as their name suggests, spend two layers across the ceiling, and then spend a little more time.

The Plioway® or “miracle paint”! They need to be applied directly to all ceilings and also ideal for catching a poorly painted ceiling and any traces of rollers, fittings or over …

Gloss and satin paints are recommended for the kitchen and bathroom, and the poached mates for the living. Please note that the gloss paint requires a perfectly smooth ceiling, so you need to be more careful to apply it!

Choosing the ceiling paintIt is better that it is not too hot in the room you have chosen to paint the ceiling. In winter, it will reduce the heat, and choose a cooler day on summer or possibly the end of the afternoon. Start by emptying the room from the furniture, or alternatively, cover your furniture with plastic or other covers. The high walls which have angles form of the ceiling and exposed beams must also be protected. Apply tape to protect the parts to preserve (note when you will remove, not to tear the painting loose them in the opposite direction to the paint).

Make sure the cap is properly prepared: it must be dry, clean and smooth. A cap does not stay clean for very long. Traces, dust, flakes of old paint … must be absolutely clean. Use a detergent (type St-Marc) and rinse thoroughly. If it is not smooth, fill any cracks or holes with spackle. Apply the plaster with a spatula and smooth in the direction of the crack. Once it is dry, sand the repair with sandpaper.

The realization

Before you begin, here are the small things to know: You need to do some area of a meter wide and a meter long, work in the direction of the light, that is to say, starting from the window up its opposite, and most importantly, do not forget to mix the paint. Start by painting, with a round brush, the edges of the ceiling. Use a flat brush for less accessible areas such as the edges of beams. Load your roller dipping to third in the paint. Then roll it on the grid, without support, to distribute the paint evenly on the roller and remove excess.

Paint the first band (remember it should not be more than a meter). Be careful not to press harder on one side. Then cross through the roll angles. Paint in successive strips (per zone and advancing towards the opposite side to the light). When you complete a band, straighten the starting side set painting at the beginning, and this without reloading the roller.

It is up to you … finally working!

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