When you are redecorating your home, one of the things that you might think to do is to repaint some or all of the walls of your interior.
Many people will do this and entirely forget one of the most important walls in every home — the ceiling, which is sometimes referred to as the fifth wall of the room.
It’s important when you do paint your ceiling to be properly prepared to do so.
There is a certain notion that people have that the ceiling is so small, there’s no way that it will take all that much time to paint.
This is not at all the case — it can take a number of days to paint your ceiling depending on if you have anyone helping you with the effort.
Some will suggest that you consider taking an entire weekend to paint your ceilings.
Your floors are vulnerable to paint drips when you are painting your ceilings as the paint tends to drip downward, even if perfectly painted onto the ceiling.
The best thing you can do for yourself is to cover the floor of the room where you are painting with a heavy drop cloth, which will protect the floor.
These are better than other options such as lightweight drop cloths and even tarps, which can shift as you are walking around the room.
In terms of getting access to the ceiling, you can use a paint roller with an extended handle to reach the ceiling, but if you do not have such a thing, you might do well to use a ladder to paint the ceiling.
This is the better option to reach the ceiling than using a makeshift scaffolding system made of large objects and planks.
This is both more a dangerous option and also much more challenging to move around the room.
It’s fundamentally essential for you to sand your ceiling, just as you would sand the other walls of the room where you are painting, as it will get the surface of the ceiling ready for the primer layer.
Sand well and sand all over so that your ceiling will be evenly painted.
When you are painting the ceiling of a room, the last thing you want is to have any sort of impediment to your success.
Impediments can come in the form of furniture, which should be removed from the room prior to your painting.
Removing the furniture will also help in that you will be sure that you won’t get dripping paint all over it when you remove it.
It is true that you don’t always need two layers of paint when painting, and you can definitely tell the difference when you are looking, but it is often important.
Have a look when you have given enough time for your first coat of paint to dry, and you will know if you need a second coat of paint.
Some will tell you that you need to stick to the traditional color for a ceiling, white — but this is not the case.
You can rest assured that there is a full spectrum of colors out there waiting for you to choose from it, and it’s okay if your ceiling isn’t white.
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