Home Office Ceiling Painting Mistakes To Avoid In St. Louis, MO
In your home office, you may not think about the ceiling too often — and yet it’s a part of the interior area that needs to be periodically freshened up, particularly if it’s been quite a while since you have had it painted.
However, you will find that in the process of painting your ceiling, there are certain key things that you need to avoid doing in order to prevent your painting project from going poorly.
Let’s have a look at some home office ceiling painting mistakes to avoid when you want a well painted home office ceiling.
1. Using The Wrong Style Of Paint For Your Ceiling
One thing that you certainly want to avoid when you are looking to paint your home office ceiling is to use the wrong style of paint.
Though of course there are plenty of kinds of paint, you have to be careful in selecting one for your ceiling as it is going to go rather poorly if you use the wrong kind.
Ideally, you will want to make use of a paint that is designated for ceiling painting, as it will be less likely to drip a lot as you are painting, wasting the paint that you are using.
2. Not Covering Your Floor Or Furniture
There are few things that are quicker to make a mess than dripping paint — and if you have furniture or the floor that is entirely uncovered, you will find this out the hard way.
The floor, for example — it only takes a few drips of paint on the floor to make something that looks more like abstract art than anything else — and wet paint on hard flooring is also a safety risk!
With the speed that paint can sometimes dry and the difficulty of getting it cleaned once it has dried, it’s well worth protecting your floor and furniture from the paint.
3. Making A Scaffolding System Yourself
It’s quite possible that you’ve seen scaffolding systems in place when people are painting things like higher floors of buildings or even high up places in a home.
This does not mean, however, that you should try to make your own scaffolding system — doing this would be quite dangerous and quite possibly cause you much harm.
The better thing to do when you’re looking to get up high and reach your ceiling is to make use of a portable ladder, or a paint roller that has an extendable arm — these are safer options and will help get you around the room more easily.
Of course, even when you’re using a ladder you have to take safety precautions — be sure that the ladder you are using is stable and ideally you will have someone holding it so that there’s no danger of it falling over.
4. Using An Overly Long Extension Pole
Though we did suggest using an extension pole for your paint roller, there is such a thing as too long of a pole — poles that are meant to reach up much higher than your actual ceiling.
It may seem innocent and okay to get a pole that’s meant for much higher ceilings, but what actually happens is the extra weight of the extension ends up in the handle and that makes it much more difficult to control as you paint.
The better thing to do in this case is to make use of an extension pole that is the right length for the height of your ceiling — you can figure this out by figuring out the height of your ceiling and then getting an extension pole that is meant to reach up that high, and not too much more.
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