In looking to paint your study to make it look nicer, there are some areas that you may be prone to overlooking — the ceiling, for example.
However, once you realize that the ceiling is just as important a part of the room as any other wall, you will come to want to get the ceiling painted well — and with just a bit of advice and some hard work, you’ll find that your ceiling will look magnificent with a fairly reasonable budget.
As part of getting ready to paint your study ceiling, it’s important to first make sure that you properly clean the ceiling — the entire surface that is going to be painted, that is.
One might think that this is not going to be necessary since you’re going to be fully painting the area and in most cases, first applying a coat of primer, but it is absolutely necessary to clean.
By cleaning, you will end up with a ceiling that looks well painted and not like a ceiling that is a dirty ceiling covered with paint – and the difference is remarkable and discernable.
In the painting of a ceiling, you’re going to have to somehow get the bristles of your paintbrush as well as the paint roller up to the surface being painted.
One of the easiest ways that you can do this is by making use of a ladder, which is substantially more portable and easy to use than attempting to make a scaffolding unit in your home.
It’s also a lot safer though you should bear in mind not to step on the top (less sturdy) and if possible have a person steady the ladder while you are on it.
A painting project that has no schedule is one that is almost certainly going to take significantly longer than one that has one that is well planned.
In painting a ceiling, you should understand that you will be first cleaning, then sanding, then priming, then applying the first coat of paint, and lastly applying a second coat of paint – and in between nearly all of these steps are waiting for the surface to dry.
As surfaces can take quite a long time to dry it’s good to plan out when you will be doing all of the other steps so that you will be able to take leave when the surfaces will dry to get other things done – maybe even things unrelated to painting your den ceiling!
As you will be painting your ceiling, it’s quite possible that you will think that you are basically locked in when it comes to your color choice, and that you have none – and that it has to be just white, like every other ceiling you have come to associate with interior painting.
This doesn’t have to be the case, however – a ceiling in your study can be just about any color you want, though the key is that it also has to look good for the person or people who make use of the den.
It’s likely a good idea to look around and see what other colors are present prominently and make use of a color that will go along with those colors, as it were.
Lastly, you should remember that when you are painting the ceiling, it’s fundamentally important to protect the floor – that paint that is going to necessarily drip down from the ceiling is going to go somewhere, and that somewhere is going to be the floor.
Far easier to cover the floor first with a drop cloth or tarp and then remove it than to try to remove the paint from the floor.