Are your ceilings looking a little dull? Want to spice them up with a quick and easy remedy? Then this post is for you. Today we’re going to talk about 5 tips to help you get the most out of your ceiling painting service adventure and get results you can brag about to your neighbor. This post is brought to you by…
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Let’s dig in.
First things first. When it comes to painting your room’s ceiling, the roller is your best friend. But, it can also be your worst nightmare if you don’t know the proper technique to apply paint with it. Ceiling painting is an art and it takes time to do it like the pros. But, never fear. We’re going to tell you how to get up to speed quick.
So the best way to get the most out of each stroke of your paint roller is to work in grid-like sections. These section should be shaped according to the size of the room. Bigger room. Bigger sections. Smaller room. Smaller sections. For example if you’re painting the ceiling in the master bedroom, you’d have 5 sq ft grid. If you’re painting the ceiling of your kids bedroom you’d have a 3 square foot grid.
Now that we’ve got the grid down its time to look at your roller’s nap. This is important because the size of your nap determines what your paint job will look like. Want a smooth looking ceiling surface? Use a quarter inch nap. Want a light texture on your ceiling? Use a 3/8 inch nap. Don’t know what you want? Search for nap sizes and what kind of results they will yield on your ceiling. The point here is that nap matters. So figure that out.
So now you’re ready to paint. But don’t just slap it on and go fast. Make sure you coat your roller slowly and roll slowly. Did I say slowly? And don’t forget to begin in a corner and roll in overlapping rolls. Oh, and don’t roll directly over your head unless you like being a mess.
Finally, as you paint vary the direction of your rolling so you don’t end up with lines on your ceiling. Continue this pattern until your section is done and move on to the next grid section. Wipe away any drips with a damp rag.