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Best Techniques For Painting Your Ceiling in Omaha, NE

Best Techniques For Painting Your Ceiling in Omaha, NE

Best Techniques For Painting Your Ceiling in Omaha, NE

When you are looking to remodel your home, one of the things you might overlook is the ceiling -- it is one of the walls of every room of your home.

The ceiling is also often underestimated as far as painting goes, in that it is much more complicated than people realize, and there are all kinds of things that can go wrong if you don't go into the project prepared for it.

With that in mind, let us look at and consider the best techniques for painting your ceiling in Omaha, NE.

1. Remove All Furniture From The Room

When painting the ceiling in any given room, the furniture will act as an impediment during the process and is relatively easy to get paint on, even if you do everything in your power to protect it.

If you remove the furniture from the room, on the other hand, you won't have to worry about getting paint on it, and it certainly won't get in the way of the painting process.

There's always the possibility that there is furniture that is just too difficult to remove from the room, and that is okay -- you can move that furniture to the middle of the room as much as is feasible and then cover it with a heavy drop cloth.

2. Always Use A Heavy Drop Cloth To Cover Everything

When it comes to protective material, you really can't do better for yourself than heavy drop cloth, particularly when you are looking to paint the ceiling.

This is the case because when you are painting, you tend to walk around a bit (this makes sense since it's an entire ceiling you're painting). The drop cloth is right there underneath you -- if you have lightweight material covering the ground, it can quickly shift when your feet move on the ground, and that exposes the floor to falling paint.

There are always falling drips of paint when you paint the ceiling -- always.

3. Use A Ladder Instead Of Makeshift Scaffolding

When you see the typical movie that involves painting a building, you will notice that they often use scaffolding to access higher parts they're painting.

When you look to paint your ceiling, you might think that building your own scaffolding could be the best option, but this is not the case at all.

Firstly, makeshift scaffolding -- such as a board on top of cinder blocks -- will almost always be more dangerous than the average well built portable ladder that you can get at a hardware store or borrow from a friend.

Secondly, and perhaps just as important, a portable ladder is always going to be a lot easier to move around the room when you are painting. Just remember that you'll want to stick to just about any of the steps other than the top two when you're on the ladder.

4. Sand The Ceiling Before Beginning The Painting Process

Though people who think about painting are usually well aware that sanding is essential, it is something people frequently forget when it comes to painting the ceiling.

Even though you look at the ceiling less frequently than the walls in the room, it is still best to sand it well before applying a primer coat, as it will help the paint stay on best.

If you would prefer to hire a professional to help you with your ceiling in Omaha, NE, our team at Brush & Roll Painting can help. To get started with us, book a FREE estimate below or call us on 402-932-9764 for more details.

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