Important aspects of painting the ceiling with his hands: methods, tools and materials to housepainter

By Admin | Garden And Buildings / Construction And Repair
26 May 2016

Despite the existence of such modern finishes as the ceiling suspension systems, suspended ceilings, PVC panels, familiar classical painting the ceiling with his hands is the most economical and therefore the most popular.At the same time, despite the seeming simplicity and accessibility of this method is not always pleased with the result: the surface of the ceiling does not look perfectly flat, then it show through the stains and spots.To paint the ceiling with his hands did not deliver disappointments, it has to be properly prepared for finishing, choose the appropriate paint and apply it correctly to the surface.


How to prepare ceiling to paint ↑

The painting isas finishing is most often used for ceilings of three types:

  • of concrete slabs;
  • plasterboard;
  • wood.

differences in the technology of painting of each of these ceilings are minor, but there are ways to prepare them.So, before you paint the ceiling, the room should be possible to release from furniture, to remove the ceiling chandelier, and instead strengthen the chuck with a powerful lamp.Paul and the rest of the room large items cover with plastic wrap.

Prepare concrete slabs ↑

concrete ceiling requires especially careful preparation: the quality depends on how strong is the new cover.

Old chalk whitewash, if it is necessary to wash the concrete, pre-soaking it with hot water using a roller.Too thick a layer of chalk soaked repeatedly scraped wide spatula, and then wash off.

The ceiling, covered with lime or latex paint, wash the dust and dirt with hot water stripping to the concrete places with flaking paint or swollen.

Cleaning concrete ceiling
With concrete ceiling removed the old chalk whitewash, painted and covered with lime surface thoroughly washed, remove to concrete exfoliated finish, cracks and defects repaired

If the joints of concrete slabs have cracks, seams embroider and thoroughly cleaned of the old puttyand paints to concrete.

finished cleaning, concrete ceiling covered with primer.The soil is necessary for durable adhesion of plaster and putty with concrete, it must be absorbed, but not film-forming - before buying carefully read the instructions.The primer is applied by roller, in troubled and difficult places - brush and leave for 2-3 hours prior to final drying.

now ready to plaster embroidered seams and restore fallen fragments on the surface of pre-moistened with water to be treated place.Gypsum plaster mixture is applied to a wide spatula, pressing it into the seams as deep as possible.Each suture plaster reinforced fiberglass special tape, which in the future will prevent cracking and make seams invisible.

Caulking concrete ceiling
Caulking concrete ceiling is carried out to remove small defects

next preparatory stage - plaster ceiling.Any suitable mineral fillers mixture bred water, which cause a wide spatula in two layers with intermediate drying for 4-24 hours.First, a thicker layer is leveled, masking all defects and irregularities of the ceiling.When applying a second thin layer of putty smooth transitions and traces of spatula.

Resurfacing concrete ceiling
Before painting the ceiling sanded to obtain perfectly flat surface

to provide an ideal surface plastered ceiling -zashkurivayut carefully grind too coarse sandpaper and bar, occasionally illuminating his powerful light source by identifying and eliminating possible defects.Correct polished ceiling may not be uniform in color, but have to be perfectly smooth.

Preparation for painting the ceiling of plasterboard ↑

Before you paint the ceiling of plasterboard, it too should be prepared.However, in this case do not have to plug a crack, it is enough to remove all loose old paint or whitewash water and rinse dust and dirt.

Preparation for painting the ceiling plasterboard
Butt joints and the installation screws to the plasterboard ceiling carefully sealed with putty

on ceiling surface with a layer of putty, armiruya joints sheets of drywall fiberglass tape, and then grind.

Preparation for painting wooden ceiling ↑

ceilings of wood, wood paneling or linings are more common in country houses and country houses and stained to protect the wood from rot, fungi, mold and insects.Preparation for painting wooden ceiling is leveling the surface with sandpaper and impregnating stain or special protective impregnation type "pinotex."

Finally, before you correct any type of paint the ceiling after plastering and sanding it must necessarily be primed again.The layer of the soil will greatly improve the adhesion surface of the ceiling with paint and at the same time will reduce the amount of paint.

best paint for the ceiling ↑

Today, whitewashed with lime and chalk are not used to decide which paint to paint the ceiling, and more interesting and more complex.The modern consumer of a wide range of water-based paints can choose the composition and functionality, and quality characteristics, including:

  • environmental friendliness;
  • security;
  • odorless;
  • vapor permeability;
  • security;
  • ease of maintenance during operation.

The chemical composition of the following types of modern water-based paints:

  • acrylic;
  • silicate;
  • silicone.

We color acrylic paint?↑

Acrylic paints
Acrylic paints are sensitive to steam and moisture are useful for coloring recreation rooms, living rooms

in a large group of water-based paints acrylic are the most popular as an optimal combination of excellent quality and reasonable prices.For spectacular quality topcoat is enough only two coats of paint of this type.It is elastic, perfectly covers cracks up to 1 mm, is easy to clean pollution from small and perfectly looks.Just before you paint the ceiling with acrylic paint, please note that it is sensitive to the effects of steam and moisture.This paint is good for the bedroom or living room ceiling, but not suitable for the bathroom.

Where applicable silicate paints ↑

Paints of this type are resistant to steam and moisture and has an excellent antiseptic properties and mold fungi they are not afraid.Silicate water-based paints are used in industrial applications with difficult operating conditions.In residential areas, they are good for painting ceilings in basements, pools, saunas, bathrooms and kitchens, but to furnish a living room or bedroom inappropriate.

ceiling under the silicone compositions ↑

steam tight, form-quality smooth coating with stain-resistant properties, have improved elasticity and are able to block even the cracks 2 mm wide.Silicone paint antiseptic and are compatible with other types of paints suitable for painting ceilings premises for any purpose, but are expensive price segment.

If the question how much is painting the ceiling is a priority for you when choosing colors, keep in mind that its consumption depends not only on the amount in the bank, how much of the figure hiding.Find ink flow rate per square meter on the package and it is possible that expensive at first glance, the paint would be the most economical choice.

paints for wooden ceilings ↑

For painting ceilings of wood most commonly used phenolic, epoxy, water-soluble paints or translucent blue, which provide the necessary surface vlagonepronizaemye and antiseptic properties, but you can save and enhance the beauty of the natural texture and color of natural wood.

Painted wooden ceiling
Painted wooden ceiling

Sometimes style interior requires a change in the color of the wooden ceiling and then you can use a water-based or oil-based paint.Before you paint the ceiling latex paint, to ensure good adhesion and durability of the coating timber is covered with a thin layer of PVA glue.

In what color to paint the ceiling?↑

in creating the image of the mood of the room and ceiling color plays as important a role as the quality of his painting.When deciding what color to paint the ceiling, usually take into account the style of the interior, certain fashion trends, advice of friends and family, but not hurt to remember some rules of interaction of colors.

  • combination of colors, forming a sharp contrast too tired eyes.It is not necessary to combine the ceiling, for example, red and bright green, yellow and dark purple, blue and orange.
  • even combination of bright and saturated colors, located in the neighborhood of the spectrum and have similar values ​​of the wavelength to the eye quite comfortable.That is, choosing the color of the ceiling, it must be remembered that from the longest waves at the red, this figure decreases gradually to orange, yellow, green, cyan, blue to the very short wave purple.
Neutral ceiling background
Neutral ceiling background
  • Finally, if you need a neutral, does not attract the attention of the ceiling background, its color, use a soft, pale, pastel colors and combinations.

What we paint?↑

In addressing how to paint the ceiling without divorces, beautiful even layer plays an important role and skills, and the right choice of a good instrument.To paint on the surface of the ceiling can be used

  • rollers;
  • brush;
  • electric gun.

Prepare the paint according to the manufacturer's instructions: Dilute with water, or just have a good mix with a special nozzle-mixer to a power drill.

roller as a tool painter ↑

Prepare For

  • large cushion with pile of medium length;
  • small cushion with a long nap;
  • brush.

Prepared to work the paint should be poured into a special bath.Roller gently dipped into the paint without submerging it completely.For uniform distribution of paint roller should be good to roll down an inclined wall of the bath.

Special tray for paint
Special paint tray provide additional mixing to maintain uniformity of composition

start applying paint to the surface it is recommended to the window from the nearest corner of the room, gradually moving to the center.Good lighting will quickly reveal NOT, place or, alternatively, the excess paint.Lots paint over the walls of a small roller, moldings and corners paint brush.

Expert's Advice:

first strokes of paint is best applied at a distance of 50-70 cm from the corner and move first toward you and not away from you.

In operation, the roller should be kept non-perpendicularly above the head, and at an angle of 45 °.So paint will not spray on the head, and the painted surface will be clearly visible.To avoid streaks and stains should not put pressure on the tool - roller or brush.

Expert's Advice:

to avoid water stains from time to time appearing on the roll excess paint, pull any grid capacity from time to time about her press the roller.

each next strip paint run parallel with the previous overlap of about 5 cm, making sure not to NOT, had bald patches.This will avoid the appearance of spots, which are not correct and repainting.

Painting the ceiling a roller
roller when painting is not directed perpendicular to the surface, and the angle

For high-quality smooth coating typically requires applying two or three coats of paint.Each subsequent layer is applied after drying the previous one.

Stained ceiling brush ↑

Large areas easier and more convenient to paint with a roller, but for finishing small rooms or ceilings complex form selection brush as the main tool is appropriate and justified.When this technology is the same color as that when using a roller, but the process of applying ink to the surface having the nuances.

main difficulty with this method of painting the ceiling - compliance with uniform pressing force on the brush.Too much pressure on the brush leads to sagging and very weak - a very thin layer and reflective notorious bald patches and spots.So try not to press hard on the brush, but carefully shaded on the surface of the paint, leaving NOT, places.

second problem when working with a brush - dripping paint on the hands and on the floor.

Expert's Advice:

to paint is not dripping from the brush at its base can be strengthened paper cup or tie it with a soft cloth strip to delay and absorb all the excess.

simple device to prevent dripping paint brush

When applying dabs of paint to the surface, keep the brush so that its base was located as close as possible to the ceiling.

During work breaks do not forget to dip the brush in a jar with water or paint, but in order to avoid deformation of the bristles should not touch the bottom.

Paint the ceiling electric paint sprayer ↑

Electric gun - this is the most modern tool for drawing beautiful, thin and even layer on the ceiling of any room.Carefully read the manufacturer's instructions and bring the density of ink to the optimum device for consistency.

work, as in previous cases, start from the nearest corner of the window and try to keep the spray gun nozzle at a distance of about 70 cm from the ceiling.Too short will result in sagging of paint on the surface and a too long paint can simply not reach the ceiling.

Paint the ceiling with the help of the gun
Spray is not recommended to be placed close to the surface, otherwise there will be nodules

Expert's Advice:

for even coating without sagging gun must be held at the same distance from the ceiling, constantly pushing his smooth movements and do not linger long in one place.

few tips to completion ↑

  1. to paint the ceiling dries evenly paint it quickly, trying to keep within 15-20 minutes.
  2. When painting curved, tiered ceilings in several colors for each type of colors or use a single roller or brush.
  3. For neat flat edge at the intersection of two surfaces or colors, use masking tape.Stick adhesive tape only fully dried paintwork.
  4. lamps and chandeliers mounted only after the complete drying.
  5. finished painting, close the window and zashtorte to drafts and sunlight are not forced drying of paint in some areas, disrupting the uniformity of the paint coating.

Video: again about the colors and coloring ↑

We hope that our recommendations and tips will help you beautifully and accurately self-paint the ceiling in any room of your apartment or house.