Interior Painting Shelby Township: Pro Ceiling Painting Tips

Most homeowners in Shelby, Township, are often too busy repainting their walls and decorating the inside of their homes to pay attention to the ceiling.

However, be aware that ceilings have a noticeable influence in the mood and brightness you want to give to your home.

When decorating a room, painting the ceiling should ideally be the first job you do, so the paint does not drip onto other surfaces. If you only want to paint the ceiling, though, here are some useful tips to help you along.

Know when to contact a building contractor

If your walls are textured, consider calling a contractor for a better result. For acoustic ceilings, prefer spray paint, which, again, should be handled by a building professional.

If you have a plasterboard ceiling that you wish to repair, consider calling a repairer first. He will rectify the places where the plaster crumbles and the ceiling will be much easier to paint afterward.

Lastly, if you don’t have the skills, the right tools, or some experience, you should consider hiring a professional interior contractor in Shelby Township to give you a hand.

Prepare the ceiling

Assemble the necessary equipment: You need a thick nap roller that is telescopic to reach the ceiling. Combine it with a regular brush.

You will probably also need:

  • a paint tray and a tarp cloth to cover the floor
  • a broad brush for wall finishes
  • putty and a putty knife to seal the holes and cracks
  • a caulk for the corners

Choose your color.

When deciding on the type of paint, consider flat paint formulated for use on ceilings. This type of paint is different than standard wall paint.

Flat paint is the best type of paint for ceilings because of its smooth viscosity. Flat paint will also hide any imperfections in the ceiling.

You will also need to choose a color of paint for your ceiling. Most ceilings are painted white because the color makes a room seem bright and large.

When selecting a tone of white, consider which particular shade of white will go best with the color of your walls.

Move your furniture and prepare the room.

Try to empty it as much as possible and make room. This may be a problem if you live in an apartment or if you have sofas, beds, or cupboards that are too heavy. If this is your case, then cover all furniture with plastic covers to protect them.

However, do not use plastic to cover the floor. It easily gets torn and tends to get slippery when wet. Instead, consider using canvas tarp cloth for the floor.

Use duct tape to cover the area around the moldings, as well as where the ceiling and walls meet.

Apply a coat of primer to the walls before painting.

The primer will help the paint to adhere to the ceiling and absorb it like a sponge.

For best results, use an anti-stain primer. That should cover the imperfections and stains present on the walls, such as the infiltration of water, and smoke.

Paint the Ceiling

Cut in at the edges using a 2-inch brush. Use the brush on its edge and work in long sweeping movements.

After you have cut in, finish the job with a roller attached to an extension pole, dampen the roller first to help it pick up the paint. Start in one corner, applying with a W motion. Work in square sections across the ceiling, overlapping each one by a third.

As earlier mentioned, repainting the ceiling can be an overwhelming task if you don’t have the skills, tools, and experience.

If you need professional help with your ceiling or even the entire home interior repainting project, Eason Painting can help.

Our home interior painting services are available in Macomb Township, Washington Township, Ray Township, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Romeo, Armada, Troy, Shelby Township, Harrison Township, Chesterfield, and Clinton Township, MI.

Call us today on 586-465-5081 for a FREE painting estimate.