The process of painting the ceiling itself is not complicated, and even a beginner in this business can cope with it.
It will be enough to get acquainted with the basic secrets and principles of craftsmanship, well, it is advisable to remember which areas cannot be painted with a brush and which ones are needed.
The quality and beauty of the painted surface is achieved not so much with high-quality paint as with correctly selected tools, as well as the technology of their application.
The first thing to do before painting is to correctly select a high-quality tool. And here, many beginners will give preference to the brush, in the hope that with it you can achieve a good result.
But this view is not true. A roller is used as the main tool - it is with its help that an extensive and uniform coating is achieved, while stains and other errors are eliminated.
The use of the roller allows you to speed up the coating process without loss of quality.
Variety of rollers
|Long hair roller||Best option||Allows you to create a rough surface finish|
|Short hair roller||A good option||Creates a smooth surface effect.|
|Medium-sized roller||A good option||Suitable for topcoat|
|Velor roller||Not recommended||Little paint absorbs|
|Foam roller||Reduces paint quality due to air bubbles being pressed into the paint layer|
With brushes, things are easier, but you need to carry out preparatory work with them. Before use, the brushes are soaked in water for a certain time (15-20 minutes), then dried.
Once the brush has dried, it must be dipped in paint and several times smeared with any hard surface, which then will not be a pity to throw away.
Thanks to these simple manipulations, the brush becomes softer, and poorly fixed hairs will fall out and will not annoy subsequently.
The roller and the brush should complement each other - only in this case it will be possible to perform the work qualitatively.
According to technological features, coating the ceiling with paint is similar to priming. Hard-to-reach places, corners and cornices are processed with a brush. After that, the entire surface is rolled with a roller.
The brush must be dipped in the paint by one third and squeeze the excess on the edge of the container. With shallow strokes, paint is applied around the entire perimeter, and its width should not exceed 5 cm.
It is necessary to achieve a uniform thin layer, which subsequently must merge with the main layer.
Next comes the roller. It is dipped in a tray with paint, and then rolled back on a ribbed surface - this will remove excess paint and prevent the latter from splashing throughout the room. Then the paint is evenly rolled on the ceiling.
The stripes should be no more than 50 cm, and each subsequent strip should overlap the edge of the previous one.
The brush cannot replace the work of the roller, so the entire surface of the ceiling cannot be painted with a brush.
What tools do you use when painting? Tell us in the comments.