As incredible as your living room might look, you might not realize how much better it could look if you have a ceiling that doesn’t look like it hasn’t been painted in a great number of years.
However, in the process of painting your living room ceiling it’s quite possible that if you don’t look out for them, you may make some fundamental mistakes that will hurt your painting project.
One fundamentally big mistake that people will make when they’re painting their living room ceiling is to make use of a color that is fundamentally wrong for the space.
The interesting thing about this kind of mistake is that there is no one color that is wrong for everyone or right for everyone, with the exception of the color that is used for green screens, which you should genuinely never use for painting anything unless you are planning on making a green screen wall.
However, another tangential mistake that people will make related to this one is the thought that you can only have a white ceiling – this is far from being the case, as you can paint your ceiling just about any color so long as it looks good with the rest of the room (walls included!)
Another thing that people will do when they are looking to paint their living room ceiling is to fail to make any sort of plan for the painting project, which can often lead to a painting project that takes significantly more time than it should and in some cases cost more money.
The reason that this is the case is that in the course of having a painting project such as the ceiling, you have to realize that it’s not going to be a short one and in fact can take numerous days depending on if you go with primer (recommended) and more than one coat of paint.
Planning also entails measuring the surface that you are going to be painting such that you will be able to tell how much primer and paint you will need – not knowing this will cause you to possibly buy too much or too little paint or primer – neither of which are good for your painting project.
In painting your living room ceiling, you may think that you are going to be okay to not protect the surfaces so long as you use a kind of ceiling paint that has little dripping.
This, as you should be able to surmise, is actually a bit of a mistake – any given paint that you apply to the ceiling is going to drip to some extent, even if you make use of a supposed no drip paint.
As this is the case, you should make sure to lay down something to protect the floor – perhaps a heavyweight drop cloth that will prevent paint from going through to the floor.
One of the biggest mistakes that you might make when you are looking to paint your living room ceiling involves how you actually get up to the ceiling – if you aren’t using some sort of extension pole to get the brush or roller up to the ceiling, that is.
If you make use of a scaffolding system that is put together in a rather amateur manner (stacking things and then putting pieces of wood on top of them) you are likely to have issues regarding the safety of the system, along with the greater difficulty in moving the scaffolding system around from one part of the room to another.