In wanting to improve your home, you may not even think about your ceiling, which is often overlooked when it comes time to renovation but is one of the important surfaces in the home to be painted.
Of course, you should know that if you follow a few basic tips and take some necessary precautions, you will be off to a really good start with your painting project and that you will make a living room ceiling that looks fairly extraordinary.
One thing that you should know really well about painting your living room ceiling is that you have to start out with a clean surface if you’re going to have a painting project that’s going to go well.
Though you may well think that you can just take your ceiling as it is and slap on a couple of coats of paint and that everything will be fine after that, you could really not be too much more mistaken.
Taking a dirty ceiling and applying paint to it is just going to get you a ceiling that looks dirty with paint over top the dirt — and there are few people who would look at such a ceiling and say that it looks good.
Make sure that the ceiling is fully dry before you start painting so that you won’t go for that effect.
There are a number of steps in the process of fully and properly painting your living room ceiling and though the average person would just look up at a ceiling and presume that it’s going to be a fairly quick painting project, this is not necessarily so.
It bears remembering that you do have to wait for surfaces to dry (more on this in a bit) and as such you can’t just go from one step to another step and have the whole project done in a couple of hours.
Set aside time for yourself to paint your living room ceiling so that you can get it done properly.
A key thing in having a well painted surface is having one that is smooth, and a good way to ensure that you have a smooth surface (such as the ceiling that you are painting) is first to apply a coat of primer.
Doing so not only helps make for a more smooth surface but it will help the paint that you apply in the next step of the process to better adhere to the ceiling and keep it there longer, meaning you won’t have the same issues with peeling paint as one would have without using primer.
In painting your ceiling, there are a number of steps that are going to require your ceiling ending up somewhat moist as a result of your actions, such as when you properly and fully clean the ceiling and when you apply each coat of either primer or paint.
After such steps you’re going to need to make time for the surface to fully dry before you move on to the next step – this is why it was mentioned earlier that a good ceiling paint job is going to take more than a few hours.
Lastly, remember that you are painting a ceiling and as such you have to make use of paint that is better designed for doing such.
This is generally a paint that is going to drip less (not that it will be entirely free of drips, which does of course necessitate protecting your floors) and that will stay better on the ceiling.