Paint your ceiling

Paint your ceiling


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Painting your ceiling requires a minimum of attention. To embark on this type of interior work without stress, as well use the appropriate tools, a special paint ceiling and apply the best technique. It then remains to give free rein to his imagination to obtain a sumptuous decorative effect and play with colors.

The essential tools

Painting a ceiling requires having suitable equipment such as the secure stepladder, the anti-drip roller equipped with a telescopic pole, a paint tray, a wringing grid, an angled brush with nylon bristles for the edges and masking tape to be removed before the paint has completely dried. A sponge for heavy work, a St Marc type detergent and protective gloves are sufficient to clean the support. A clean cloth and solvent will be used to eliminate any spills. Finally, for the preparation of special ceiling paint, the ideal is to use a paint mixer.

Painting adapted to the ceiling

To optimize the result and simplify life, it is strongly recommended to use a special ceiling paint. It has the advantage of not tasting, very useful so as not to ... disgust amateur DIY enthusiasts. This does not dispense with covering a piece of furniture and floor coverings before starting. Ceiling paint is available in two versions: acrylic and glycerophthalic. For a ceiling in good condition and light in color, a single layer acrylic paint is more than enough. A two-layer paint is preferable on a dark ceiling. Matt or satin? The first is ideal on a defect ceiling. Satin ceiling paint is preferred to obtain shine and light reflections. Finally, to paint a ceiling with traces, you can use a paint based on Plioway® resin.

Simplified technique for painting a ceiling

Start by cleaning the ceiling with detergent, dry it, plug the holes and smooth before painting. If the walls are impeccable, it is better to protect them with an adhesive. The simplest technique for painting a ceiling is to apply paint with a brush on the edges, respecting a width of ten centimeters, which will facilitate the passage of the roller. Moderately load the anti-drip roller with paint and start painting from the window to the back of the room, in squares of one meter by one meter. Paint strips then iron the roller in the transverse direction without reloading it with paint. Do not press too hard on the roller to avoid splashing. It is imperative to paint the ceiling in one go to avoid demarcation.

Colors and decorative effects on the ceiling

You may be tempted to put color on the ceiling. A good idea if you want to visually lower a high ceiling. In this case, we opt for a shade darker than that of the walls. Conversely, for a low room, you can give an illusion of height by repainting the ceiling in a lighter color than that of the walls. A small room will appear more spacious if you paint a frame around the edge of the ceiling.