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When It Comes to House Painting, Don’t Forget to Look Up

What House Painters Should Know About Painting Ceilings.

When it comes to house painting, it is easy to focus on the walls right in front of you but it is also important to consider the ceiling over your head. No matter if it is smooth or textured, adding fresh paint to your ceiling creates harmony and completion to any room. As house painters here is what you need to know to get that perfect coat of paint. Getting Started: Tools and Supplies Like any other house painting project, be sure you have coverings for all furniture and flooring. It is best to move all furniture and objects out of the room before starting but if there are some pieces that can’t be moved you will want them covered with sheets not paint. Since you will be painting above your head, invest in a quality roller, such as lambswool, and one with an extendable handle. The quality roller, compared to budget ones, provide better coverage and minimize splatter or drips. Painting is hard work, so be sure to use a comfortable length handle to reduce arm fatigue and provide even application. Add a hat and protective goggles to keep paint out of your hair and eyes. Rolling Right Along: Application The important thing to remember when painting your house ceiling is to move quickly and efficiently. This means painting in sections at a time, alternating between cutting in and rolling. Using a brush, carefully apply paint along the edge of the ceiling. Cutting in before rolling reduces the appearance of brush strokes to maintain a tidy edge where the wall and ceiling meet. House painters should then quickly apply a liberal coat of paint, covering the prepared section. Unlike painting a wall with a W or V technique, apply ceiling paint vertically then horizontally across each section. Moving quickly before the paint can dry will provide a smooth, even finish. Things are Looking Up: Final Consideration If your ceiling has any damage or imperfections, be sure to complete repairs and use stain-blocking primer on discoloured spots before starting. This will give you a firm foundation for a flawless finish. Also, consider walking away from traditional white ceiling paint. Overhead colour can easily add atmosphere to any room. A darker shade can make your space feel intimate and cozy, while lighter shades will instantly open a room up. House painting is a project worth diving into because it rewards house painters with a familiar space ready for new interior possibilities. You can tie any room together with a freshly painted ceiling.

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