Sometimes when you are remodeling your home, you have a chance to look up and notice that the ceiling of one or more of the rooms may be a bit on the dirty side.
While some will tell you that your ceiling looking less than perfect is a sign that it needs to be painted stat, this is not always necessarily the case — sometimes a simple cleaning is in order, but how to best do it?
There are some ways to do it that are a bit better than others, and it’s best if you do your due diligence before you get started on the cleaning project.
There are two basic things you’re going to want for washing your ceiling in terms of washing it — one of which is a good quality sponge, and the other is either a one or two-part bucket for holding that which is used to clean the ceiling itself.
If you have a kind of soapy solution that needs to be rinsed in some way, you will want to use a two-part bucket — part of which has the soapy water, and the other which will have plain water for rinsing off the soap solution.
If you choose, however, to use a kind of solution that doesn’t need to be rinsed, you can get away with using a one-part bucket (which some will just call a bucket) to clean your ceiling properly.
You can optionally choose to get a pair of goggles to protect your eyes while you are cleaning your ceiling — some say that goggles are a must.
Before you get started on the cleaning, you will have to make sure that the paint job that you have is the kind of paint that actually can be cleaned.
The one kind of paint that cannot be cleaned is flat paint, which absolutely cannot be cleaned and instead requires a repainting.
If you have a paint job other than flat paint, you will be able to clean the ceiling.
As it turns out, if you think that your ceiling is not flat and it ends up being flat, you will get your ceiling clean… and it will remove much of the paint off of your ceiling as well.
The first thing you will do before you thoroughly clean with your sponge and cleaning solution is to lightly dust the surface of the ceiling with something like a feather duster.
Though this might not always be necessary, you will surely find that it is helpful mainly for you to get the looser dust and dirt off of the surface of your ceiling prior to getting in there with your soapy sponge to get the dirt off of the ceiling properly.
Now is the time to really make your ceiling shine, so to speak — you will have to apply the soapy solution to the ceiling, one section at a time, and make sure that you know whether your soap is the kind that needs to be rinsed or not.
If it is the kind of soap that does not need to be rinsed, you have, of course, just about finished with the cleaning process.
If, on the other hand, your soap requires some kind of rinsing, you will need to use the water you have on the other side of the bucket to rinse the soap off of your ceiling properly.