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Paint Ceilings Like A Pro

ceiling paintingMost people do not think much about ceilings until it comes time to paint one, and then all of a sudden the task can seem like well, a pain in the neck. You consider calling the local Atlanta Painting Contractors. However, with the right tools and preparation, you can paint ceilingslike a professional, and without too many sore neck muscles in the process.

  1. Remove all furniture from the room and cover the floor with a canvas paint cloth. Tape the edges up over the baseboards to protect the baseboards from drips as well using painter’s tape.
  2. If you are painting the ceiling a different color than the rest of the room, tape the edge where the ceiling meets the wall using painter’s tape. Move slowly to ensure the tape is creating a straight line.Paint Ceilings
  3. Use a thick paint roller with an extension handle to apply a coat of primer to the ceiling. You may want to use a stepladder to make reaching the ceiling a little easier. Let the primer dry completely.
  4. Start painting the ceiling by creating a horizontal two-inch stripe of paint in the corner where the wall meets the ceiling. This gives you a visual guideline of where to stop with the ceiling paint.
  5. Start painting the rest of the ceiling using your roller, making a zigzag line first and then going back over with straight strokes. This helps prevent visible lines. Let the paint dry thoroughly.
  6. Check your work the next day when everything is dry. If you are satisfied with your work, you are all done. If you see visible drying lines or the paint color looks too light, go back over and do a second coat.

There you have it, how to paint ceilings like a professional. Remember to wear clothes and a hat you do not mind getting paint on and spend the necessary time doing your preparation with the painter’s tape. You will have nice straight edges and no paint-splattered floors or baseboards when you are done. If you have painted your ceilings before, what other tips would you give those about to take on this task?

Archie has made service, quality, and knowledge the hallmarks of The Paint Doctor since he started the company in Atlanta over 15 years ago. The company has grown every year, in up and down markets. No matter the scope of project, The Paint Doctor has become the painting contractor interior designers and decorators, commercial contractors, major construction firms, government agencies, and residential clients who value the excellent craftsmanship and service The Paint Doctor provides.

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