People can be cautious when they are painting the interior of their home, whether they are painting the interior walls, staining furniture, or even when they are painting or re-painting their wooden furniture — so what happens when it comes time to paint or re-paint their ceilings?
Apparently, in many cases, all caution gets removed when the ceilings get painted, and countless mistakes are made, costing big and occasionally making the mess that ultimately never can be completely cleaned.
Luckily, there are methods to avoiding this kind of ceiling painting catastrophe, and if you know what you are doing, you too can avoid it.
Is it possible to paint the ceiling with all of your furniture in the room?
It is, but it is considerably more difficult than if you first remove the furniture, as it will not get in your way and you don’t have to worry about paint getting on it.
Ideally, all furniture should be removed, but if it cannot be removed for any reason, there’s still hope — you can relocate furniture to the center of the room and cover it with a heavy cloth drop cloth.
There’s always the possibility that you can get away with using flimsy drop cloths to protect the floor, but you are better off investing in a heavier drop cloth or borrowing them from friends who have painted.
The reason this is the case is as you are walking around the room painting, your drop cloth is likely to shift and slide around if it is too lightweight, which can ultimately lead to paint getting on the floor.
Paint has to have time to dry before you apply a second coat if you decide to use a second coat in the first place.
Before you apply a second coat of paint, give the first coat a reasonable amount of time, perhaps even overnight if possible, to fully dry — better to wait longer and paint over dry paint than to try to paint a second coat over a wet first coat.
If you don’t have an extendable brush roller, you are going to need another way to get up to the ceiling, and while some people will make a set of scaffolding out of a plank of wood and things on which to prop them, it is not worth the possible accidents that could stem from such a setup.
Instead, the ideal way to go about painting the ceiling under these circumstances is to use a stable and solid ladder — you will be able to move it from place to place quickly, and so long as you don’t go all the way up the ladder, you should be fine.
The ceiling is not a side job — not something that you can do in a couple of hours while you are waiting for the paint in another room to dry, for example.
The ceiling should be its job with a designated period set aside for it, and the longer you can give it, the better.
Doing the ceiling as its own project will allow you to focus on getting it done right.
If you need professional assistance painting the ceiling in your home, Peek Brothers Painting can help.
We use only high-quality painting products from reputable manufacturers for guaranteed durability and quality of the final paint job.
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