When you are looking to remodel your home, one of the things that you might overlook is the ceiling — it is one of the walls of every room of your home.
The ceiling is something that is also often underestimated as far as painting goes, in that it is much more complicated than people realize and there are all kinds of things that can go wrong if you don’t go into the project prepared for it.
When you are painting the ceiling in any given room, the furniture is something that will act as an impediment during the process and also is quite easy to get paint on, even if you do everything in your power to protect it.
If you remove the furniture from the room, on the other hand, you won’t have to worry about getting paint on it and it certainly won’t get in the way of the painting process.
There’s always the possibility that there is furniture that is just too difficult to remove from the room, and that is okay — you can move that furniture to the middle of the room as much as is feasible, and then cover it with a heavy drop cloth.
When it comes to protective material, you really can’t do better for yourself than heavy drop cloth, particularly when you are looking to paint the ceiling.
One reason that this is the case is that when you are painting, you tend to walk around a bit (this makes sense since it’s an entire ceiling being painted) and the drop cloth is right there underneath you — if you have lightweight material covering the ground, it can easily shift when your feet move on the ground and that exposes the ground to falling paint.
There is always falling drips of paint when you paint the ceiling — always.
When you see the typical movie that involves painting being done on a building, you will notice that most of the time they use some kind of scaffolding to access higher things being painted.
When you look to paint your ceiling, you might think that building your own scaffolding could be the best option, but this is not the case at all.
Firstly, makeshift scaffolding — such as a board on top of cinder blocks — will almost always be more dangerous than the average well built a portable ladder that you can get at a hardware store or borrow from a friend.
Secondly, and perhaps just as important, is the fact that a portable ladder is always going to be a lot easier to move around the room when you are painting — just remember that when you get on the ladder, you’re going to want to stick to just about any of the steps other than the top two.
Though it’s true that people who think about painting are usually well aware that sanding is important, it is something that people frequently forget when it comes to painting the ceiling.
Even though the ceiling is less frequently looked at than the other walls in the room, it is still best to sand it well prior to applying a coat of primer as it will help with everything to stay on best.
If you would rather hire a professional to help you with your ceiling in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help.
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