Look up, and what do you see?
If you are indoors, you are most likely looking at either a light fixture or a ceiling.
If your ceiling is discolored or covered with miscolored patches, it might be time to paint the ceiling.
There are many ways that you can paint a ceiling, but by far, the best tool for the job is the paint roller.
Some would say that a paint sprayer would be even better for painting the ceiling, and it has its upsides.
The downsides, mostly, overwhelm the upsides — specifically, you will have to cover absolutely everything in the room where you’re painting.
In the time that you take to get everything set up for painting the ceiling with a paint sprayer, you can have the job done with a paint roller.
Just because you can get a twenty-foot extension pole for your paint roller does not mean that you should.
The longer the length of the extension pole is actually in the handle’s base, the heavier that base is going to be for you.
Rather, you should figure out the length of your extension pole (if it indeed needs one) based on the height of your ceiling.
One of the best techniques for breaking up your ceiling for the purposes of painting is to split it up in a grid.
That way, the ceiling is not entirely overwhelming, and you can get it done in a timely manner.
When you’re working with painting the ceiling, some paint will inevitably drip down from where you are working.
Protect the floor area where you are painting — it’s easier to clean up a mess that gets onto a drop cloth than one that gets onto the ground.
When you take on the ceiling painting job as a project, accept that it is its own job and focus on it and not try to do other work at the same time.
If you have other people that are helping you with your painting job, you can delegate your other work to your friends helping you.
You may have to spend an entire weekend to paint each room’s ceiling, so block out that much time depending on how many rooms you have in your home.
Not all paints are appropriate for each job, so when you are looking to paint your ceiling, make sure you have a suitable ceiling paint.
The flat finish latex paint, specifically, is best suited for painting a ceiling.
The higher the quality the paint you get, the fewer coats of paint you will need, and therefore, the less strain you will have to put on your back and neck.
The color of the paint can also make a big difference in how the room ultimately looks.
Darker ceilings make a room have a smaller feel, even if the size of the room is actually the same.
The most popular paint choice for ceilings, however, remains flat white for a reason — it gives the room a brighter feel, which is generally appreciable.
If this seems like a bit much and you think you could use some professionals on your side while you are painting the exterior of your home in Valrico, FL, our team at American Veterans Painting can help.
To get started, book a FREE estimate below or feel free to call us with questions at (813) 520-6096.