If it seems to you that painting the ceiling is easy, you are deeply mistaken. The result depends on many nuances, without knowing about which, achieving a perfect surface will not work even more so for a beginner.
So, success factors:
- The right tool;
- Quality paint;
- Staining technology.
To paint the ceiling, you need a roller and brush. The result of the repair will depend on their quality.
If the ceiling has roughnesses, it will not work to paint over all the recesses with a short pile roller, you need a long pile roller.
It perfectly blends the paint on the surface. Before buying a suitable tool, it must be checked for quality, so as not to climb.
Otherwise, adhering hairs falling out of its “coat” will have to be removed from the painted ceiling. Pay attention to the seam.
Rough and protruding, with protruding threads, will leave stains and streaks on the ceiling.
For high-quality painting of corners of the ceiling, a cone-shaped brush is best suited. Close attention must also be paid to its quality. To paint the joints of the wall and ceiling, it is better to use wide brushes of a rectangular shape.
Most often, several types of water-based paints are used for flow:
Silicate paints are most effective for painting surfaces that previously used lime or mineral paint.
They are ideal for work on a surface of cement or processed mineral putty.
Their main advantage is the vapor permeability. Due to this property, the ceiling painted with silicone paint “breathes”, which prevents the development of fungus on the surface.
After the painted surface dries, the ceiling is dull.
This paint is suitable for use on a flat surface.
Turn the grungy ceiling into perfectly painted using silicone paint will not work.
Acrylic paints are the most popular to use, not only because of the convenience of work, but also a long service life.
Good view, high-quality painted ceiling can have up to 10 years.
However, it will not work to paint over the old color if it is darker than the new one. To cope with this task, you need to apply several layers.
To avoid painful repainting, the surface must first be prepared for painting.
Silicone paint is used to work in rooms with high humidity. After drying, the paint forms a dense film on the ceiling.
The plastered ceiling with silicone paint can be painted without preliminary preparation of the surface.
Painting the ceiling must begin from the corners, and you need to start from the most remote from the entrance.
Paint in the corner must be thoroughly rubbed. Then, a strip with a wide rectangular brush is painted over the perimeter of the wall, and only then it is advisable to continue the work with a roller.
In order for the paint to lie evenly on the surface, the working surface of the roller must be thoroughly saturated with paint.
To avoid excessive paint consumption and unnecessary splashes on the floor and walls, use a special paint tray, and soak the “coat” of the roller by rubbing it on the lattice lattice, but without dipping completely in the can of paint.
The ceiling will be uniformly and evenly painted only if the roller is equally saturated with paint over the entire area.
Excess material from the roller can be removed with a brush. Try to spread paint over the ceiling surface in a thin layer.
If there are misses in the painting, they need to be corrected until the paint has dried. Painting the ceiling, you need to move from the window to the exit.
While repairs are ongoing, it is necessary to protect the room from direct sunlight and drafts.
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