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5 Tips For Painting Your Ceiling in Scappoose, OR

5 Tips For Painting Your Ceiling in Scappoose, OR

When you're looking at various areas of your home that need to be painted, do you ever stop and look up and think about how the ceiling might need a full paint job or even a touch up?

More than likely you are like most and have not done so, and it's a bit normal -- you don't often think about the ceiling above you other than perhaps when you are waking up and looking up or if you are deep in thought and happen to look up.

Though it can be a bit difficult to paint a ceiling, with a bit of help and some advice you will get a good looking ceiling in a matter of days.

Let's now look at five tips for painting your ceiling in Scappoose, OR

1. Making Sure Your Ceiling Is Clean

One of the first things you're going to want to do when you're in the process of painting your ceiling is to make sure that you start off with a clean ceiling.

What this will entail is a number of things -- starting with removing the dust from the ceiling and then making sure to fully clean it either with a liquid cleaner or otherwise, but generally making sure that the ceiling is clean when you have finished.

Moreover, you're going to want to make sure that the ceiling is dry before you continue -- there are few things worse than trying to paint over a wet surface.

2. Planning Out Your Painting Project

Another important aspect of your painting project is to fully plan it out before you even start painting the first stroke with the brush or roller.

The reason that this is important is that if you don't have the painting project planned out, you're going to either make an error in terms of the materials that you need for the painting project or you will take a lot longer than you actually need to take.

You should have planned out exactly when you're going to be taking care of each step of the painting process from preparing to finishing and by doing this you will know how long it is going to take overall.

3. Making Use Of Primer

Though some people might tell you that you're not going to need to use primer when you're painting a ceiling, this is in fact a mistake.

The reason that primer is such a good thing to have underneath your paint coats is that primer is a positive substance as far as adhesion goes, and it's a lot easier for the paint to adhere to the surface of the primer than it would to the surface of the ceiling being painted otherwise.

Additionally, you will find that a ceiling with primer is a lot smoother and thus just easier to paint than a ceiling without it.

4. Remember That You Don't Have To Use White

Some people will presume that the only color you can use for painting your ceiling but this too is erroneous.

There are many colors that you're going to be able to use for painting your ceiling and while of course, white is one of them, you can go with another color like blue or yellow or green and depending on the layout of the room and what's inside it can look positively fantastic.

5. Make Time For The Ceiling To Dry

Lastly, though it should not have to be really said, you have to make sure that you take the time to allow the paint on the ceiling to dry before you add a second coat.

The ramifications from not allowing the first coat of paint to dry before adding a second coat are so serious that it bears mentioning -- if you don't allow the first coat to dry and then try to apply a second coat, you're actually going to find that the first coat of paint will come off onto the brush or roller, and this will end up making a big mess.

You will then have to go back and correct the error and that will take a lot longer than if you would have just taken the time to allow it to dry in the first place.

If we can help in any way, feel free to contact us at CHS Painting, we are always ready to help!

please contact us at CHS Painting.

Office. 503-543-4875



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