Preparing a Ceiling for Painting

The most basic rule of how to paint a ceiling is to prepare the surface.

  • Clean the area and get rid of any mildew present
  • Wait until all the newly applied plaster is dried before applying any paint.

Therefore, the best way to paint a ceiling is to have a clean surface to work on, with all the tools ready to go. Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.

Painting Tips and Tricks

"How to paint a ceiling with a roller" is a commonly asked question by clients. Although it may seem obvious to some, here are some tips and tricks to follow:

  • You want to paint from the top down – which means ceilings come before walls
  • Paint the corners or any hard to reach areas with a brush
  • Coat the roller with paint, just enough for it to spread around the ceiling, not too much where the paint drips from ceiling
  • The secret to how to paint a ceiling without roller marks is to maintain a wet edge as you go, and try not to overlap too far

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