House repainting does not only include the 4 walls of your house. Often repainting a ceiling can give the room a new feel and transform the overall interior look of the house. While we might not notice it, our eyes do a scan over our ceilings now and then, but maybe not often enough as there are some key points to consider before starting the initial work.
However, celling repainting certainly requires specific tricks and considerations that we are unaware of. So, whether you are planning a DIY repainting project or calling in a professional house re-painter– here are four important ceiling painting tips you need to know.
Apply Primer in The Surface
While known to the professional house re-painters, priming is an important step that’s often overlooked by amateurs.
Omitting this step can result in poor ventilation, water leaks and smoke leaving unsightly blotchy stains which are almost impossible to paint over. Ceiling primers are designed to preserve the surface and to prevent stains from ruining you’re the base of your interior. If your ceilings are porous and bar apply a stain-blocking primer, while in the case of a previously painted ceiling, use a layer of matte paint as an undercoat.
Sanding Before Painting
To achieve your desired finish, sanding down your ceiling is key as this does away with any bumps, dirt or crud on your surface. Even when incorporating texture, a thorough once-over with drywall sandpaper is essential before you begin.
Cut In the Edges
Before you dip your roller into that ceiling paint, you’ll need to use a paintbrush to “cut in” the edges that a paint roller won’t reach. Carefully cutin around corners, trimmings and any light fixtures before rolling in the rest of the paint. Compared to only using a brush, this method is more time-efficient and produces a more professional look.
Choose The Right Colour For Ceiling
While in most homes you would find the conventional white ceiling, there is still a range of options for you to choose from. Here’s a list:
- Tints of white: One of the reasons why white is the most popular choice is because it helps create the illusion of brighter and larger spaces. The colour also goes well with any neutral wall hues.
- Colour unification: The unification of colour between your walls and ceilings can have a similar effect, making your space feel larger than it is. We suggest picking a lighter shade of your wall colour if you want to bring focus to the décor and furnishing.
- Decorative trim: The addition of decorative crown mouldings or trims can make for a unique appearance around your roof, with shadows on the ceilings drawing in the eye.
- Lighter hues: For a low contrast, look and the subtly of the interior, quieter accent colours work the best for the ceiling. It will bring more focus onto the wall colours and reflect natural light from above.
When repainting any surface every mark made requires your detailed attention, from start to finish. If you’re looking for expert consultation and the application of the above ceiling repainting tips, consider handing the job over to a professional painting contractor in Melbourne.