Walls are painted from time to time to bring the apartment up to scratch. But we often forget the ceiling. Our guide outlines how to paint a ceiling easily, step-by-step.
1. Steps to paint a ceiling easily
In order to make the apartment shine in a new splendour, some are re-energized, the others have taken precautions and worked with rough-fibre wallpaper, so they only have to paint. The biggest problem with painting is always the ceiling. How do you get the paint applied evenly without cramming the remaining walls and furniture? Quite simply: with the right technology and with the right utensils. To ensure that this works smoothly with the painting of the ceiling, we have written a step-by-step guide for you on how to paint.
2. What you need:
- To apply the color, you need a paint roller with a cover of lambskin or perlon. With such a painter’s roll, it is easy to apply an even layer of paint. In addition, long-flowered painter rolls leave no blisters and noses.
- To make your work a little easier, you should get a telescopic rod to extend it. So you don’t have to put a ladder in the room and constantly climb up and down to dip the roll in color.
- To paint the corners and angles, you still need a brush.
- Of course, you also need color. In order to be able to design a room as individually as possible, you should choose a white color.
3. Paint a ceiling easily – step by step instructions
So that you do not paint the floor, furniture, etc., you should first remove all the furniture from the room. Furniture that you cannot remove from the room should be pushed into the middle of the room together and covered with a large plastic tarpaulin. To protect the floor, you should lay out a cover film or paint fleece. The so-called painter fleece is a bit more expensive, but you can use it several times. If you spill some paint, then that’s not too bad with the painter’s fleece, because it absorbs the liquid. The lower layer of film does not allow the paint to reach the floor.
You must now stick to the places that should not come into contact with paint. Always rub the tape well so that no paint can run behind it. Windows and doors should be glued with a painter’s crepe.
If you want to paint the entire room, you should always paint the ceiling first. This prevents you from sticking the freshly painted walls full of paint. Since the painter’s roll does not reach completely into the corners or it would lubricate the adjacent wall, you should paint the corners and angles with a brush. It is best to put some colour in a small container. So you don’t always have to climb off the ladder to pick up new paint with the brush.
If you have painted all corners and edges with the brush, you can now take the painter’s roll to hand. Always work with the light coming in. This allows you to see the edge of the drawn tracks better. Once you have started to paint the ceiling, you should work quickly, because the paint at the junctions should still be wet so that no heels are created. It is best to divide the ceiling into several squares, which you swipe away one after the other.
To get a good result, you should only dip half of the color roll into the bucket with color. By rolling off the scraper, not only the excess paint is removed, the non-wetted fibers are also dipped in color. When you are done painting the ceiling, you can paint the walls.
4. Protect yourself from paint stains
Especially when painting the ceiling of the room, there can be problems with paint stains. Pretty sprinkled with paint, you come off the ladder again after painting and have to do cleaning. However, this can also be avoided quite simply. No, not with the help of sinfully expensive painting systems that can no longer drip, but simply with a piece of cardboard. This should be a little larger than the brush or roll. Put the hole in and onto the handle, fix it with tape – the splash protection is ready!