Bathroom Ceiling Painting Tricks In St. Louis, MO
In getting any given room on the interior of your room to look better, you may not realize that one of the most important surfaces that needs to be painted is the ceiling.
In a painting project that involves your bathroom ceiling, there are certain key things you can do to improve the process of painting.
Let’s have a look at some bathroom ceiling painting tricks that will make for a better painted bathroom ceiling.
1. Fully Clean Before You Begin
An important part of painting your bathroom ceiling is to ensure that the entire surface that is being painted is fully clean before you start the process of applying paint to it.
It will sometimes happen that people will look at their ceiling and decide that all they need to do in order to paint it is to just take some paint and apply a coat of it to the ceiling as is – but that will usually not end too well
In most cases what this will do is give you a ceiling that looks like a dirty ceiling with paint on it — it might even have a bumpy texture from all of the places where the dirt was just thick enough that it made its appearance after the paint was applied to it.
For this reason, it’s good to first clean the dirt and grime that will usually be on your ceiling after years of use before you apply any paint.
2. Primer That Blocks Stains
Of course, it’s entirely possible for you to remove some of the stains that are on your ceiling, but not all of them are going to be so simple to remove.
When this is the case, you can make use of primer that blocks the stains from being seen, as sometimes even when you make use of a couple of coats of paint you will find visible stains from underneath.
Primer does more than just block stains, however — it will help you to more easily apply paint to the ceiling and will keep the paint you apply from peeling for a longer period of time.
3. Use A Ladder
There are many ways that you are going to be able to reach your ceiling while you are painting it but by far the safest way is if you don’t have an extendable handle for your paint roller.
Making use of a ladder is quite a bit better than trying to make your own scaffolding system for portability and safety purposes, and it is almost always more affordable (and still more portable) than buying a professionally made scaffolding system (that will serve nearly no purpose once you have finished painting!)
In making use of a ladder, it’s better if you can have someone holding the ladder steady for you so that you reduce the chance of a fall — but if this isn’t the case, you should avoid standing on the top of the ladder as it is the least stable.
4. Ventilate While You Paint
Lastly, you should know that in the process of painting your ceiling, it’s going to be important to properly ventilate the room as you are painting.
There are a few ways that you can accomplish things but anyway that you can do it is going to be important for painting — the process of applying paint and primer to your ceiling will make for quite a strong smell and depending on the sort of paint and primer you use, it will need to be aired out well.
Try to open the windows in the bathroom and perhaps also the door to get some proper ventilation in there as well.
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