How to paint the ceiling independently without errors and rework

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

So, if you're reading this, it means you are really interested in the question of how to paint a ceiling.Of course it does, and you can not paint, but, for example, wallpaper paste or a suspended or suspended variant.However, for some people, such costs are impossible for the banal reason of lack of money, but also painting will cost "a lot of money."Modern high-quality ceiling paint are not cheap, but they do not save on costs, since it is on their properties and characteristics depend on your own satisfaction (or dissatisfaction) with the work done.


Pick up the paint for the ceiling ↑

First, of course, you need to find out what paint to paint the ceiling, it is this dense mixture of varnishes, oils and dyes determines the ease and simplicity of coloring.

general ideal for ceilings are water-based paints, as they provide a smooth and uniform coating.The advantages of this type of inks include:

  • a fairly high rate of drying;
  • no odor;
  • ease of washing of the working tool, in particular brushes, and hands after staining;
  • toxicity.

latex paint differ remarkable adhesion (ie coupling) to the surfaces of concrete, brick, putty, plaster and others.

All water-based paints can be divided into three types:

  1. Silicate paints;
  2. Silicone paints;
  3. Acrylic paints.

highest rate of water absorption are acrylics because they dry formed when water vapor permeable film almost does not pass water, and its vapors.Silicate paints have a much larger water absorption, and silicone combine the advantages of the first two types - a high vapor permeability and low water absorption.

But water-based paints may differ even gloss.Matt paint can hide minor imperfections on the ceiling, and also they create the most harmonious and complete the design than the more satin and glossy.Glossy paint as a litmus test, instantly gives all the irregularities and errors which allowed the master during the application.Keep this in mind when choosing the paint, otherwise you risk to spend much more money than planned.

Ceiling Paint
Special Ceiling Paint

How to paint the ceiling ↑

So choose paint, ceiling prepared ... or not?Let's focus on how to prepare the surface for painting the ceiling.

Surface preparation before painting ↑

First, you need to get rid of the old whitewash or paint.The first is easily washed off with soap and water and a soft sponge, and the second - a special thin spatula to

application, if necessary (if you can not just scrape) solvent.

Secondly, the presence of seams on the ceiling must be liberated from their old plaster with the same spatula.

Embedding the seams
embedding ceiling joints before putty

Thirdly, it is necessary to clean ceiling primed, otherwise the risk of roll away the plaster over the head repeatedly increases.This primer allows plaster to stick to the ceiling without any risk to your health.Apply it soft in one layer.The procedure is not complicated and does not take much time.

Fourth, we need to plaster ceiling.Here is the first problem can arise, because the event is not the most pleasant and light.But the only way to achieve a perfectly flat surface.Finished plaster, walk fine sandpaper around the ceiling, to destroy the last defects and finally begin staining.

Tools for painting the ceiling ↑

question, how to paint the ceiling, for you are still relevant?Then we go ahead and choose a quality instrument for this purpose.

brush here, of course, is out of place, because you will not paint the walls and even the floor and ceiling.Hands during such work quickly become numb, so most faithful and correct solution is a roller with a long handle.

was this painter tool determines the final result, which means you need to choose it carefully.Foam absolutely no good - it provides bubbles which leave unsightly stains.Velour is also not something - it takes a little paint.But the roller with short natural bristles - exactly what you need.He is the only one showing a perfect result.

Stock up by several rollers - a couple with a short nap, and one for the final painting with an average length of cloth.

Rollers for painting the ceiling
For staining the ceiling require rolls of different sizes with different lengths of pile

clear observance of technology - a great outcome ↑

most important thing in this complex and tedious process - drawing on the ceiling surface of a homogeneous composition of the paint, but how to achieve this?

answer to this question - the instruction, which is bound to have on each jar of paint.Diluted, following this very paper.There are some paints are thinned generally not necessary.Then just toss it and can now stain.

Take the roller and gently dip it in a bucket of paint, but not completely, but only on one side.Then roll out its special tray (if it is not, then take a piece of old linoleum, hardboard, etc.) as long as it all is covered with paint.

Important: if you dip the roller into the paint and immediately roll it on the ceiling, you get the so-called neprokrasy that had dried, turn into spots.

If after the first "bathing" roller in the paint, he is not covered by it on all sides, dip it again and again roll in the tray.It can be a little practice, for example, on the walls (if they are, of course, naked), or even to something, which is not a pity.

move further.Learning to roll roll on different surfaces, we begin to do the same, but on the ceiling.It seems to be no big deal, but ... this is where the "crux of the matter."The paint should be applied uniformly, that is, in any case can not miss a single site, and at the same time very fast.But with the speed you have a problem should arise, since the work roll is moving fast enough.Just do not forget it as he gives the whole ceiling paint, dip into the bucket again.

Staining the ceiling roller on a long handle
Paint the ceiling with a roller on a long handle: the brush is not suitable for painting the surface of the

The painting is conducting strips width of 0.5-1 meter.News they need across the room to the joints were less noticeable.One band of paint should go beyond the previous 10-20 cm. After drying the first layer we put a second, but the previous strip joints should not coincide with the joints of the new.

Staining the ceiling
the first coat of paint: each successive strip dye composition must "go" to the previous minimum of 10 cm

During staining, consider the direction of the applied coating.The last layer to be deposited in a direction towards the light source (the window), and the previous - crosswise.

Proper application of paint
second coat of paint applied in a direction perpendicular to the previous
Now the "crux of the matter."Standing with his head and roller rolling paint on the ceiling, you will not see those places where there were "bald spots".It will seem that the entire surface evenly colored, but this is often not the case.It is necessary to periodically stand aside and look at your work from a different perspective, or to engage a helper who noticed neprokrasy immediately notify you that you are on time to eliminate defects.

Important: if you leave NOT, at least one small patch, the patch on the ceiling you provided.How would you then it is not plastered, they have nowhere to stay.

If you comply with these nuances of the ceiling surface of your flat and get the same mat as an eggshell.

Important trifles or small importance ↑

Apply the paint you will naturally not in a single layer, in fact achieve an ideal result, smearing a thin layer of paint, it will not succeed.Each layer must dry, so it is best to engage the ceiling painting in the afternoon, then in the morning you can start the procedure again.

Important: if you apply a second coat of paint after the first, then the broken structure is slightly dried up the lower layer, which can lead to ugly consequences.

possible that after drying of the first layer you notice spots can then apply another layer over the entire surface of the ceiling, but the consistency must be more fluid.You can not just gloss over thick patches of paint, causing her point strokes.

So, now you know how to paint the ceiling latex paint, but you may have one more question: what to do if spots still remain?

Unfortunately, in this situation has practically nothing to do can not be the only way out - the work should be redone.To grind the entire surface of a poor painted ceiling fine sandpaper attached to the bar.Make sure that there is not one area, which you would not have touched the cloth, otherwise you have to repeat this process again and again.

If you notice a spot after the first or second layer, then you are lucky - result after sanding you enjoy and spots will no longer be.But if you have done three or four layers and then saw the shortcomings, a simple polishing you do not get rid of - have putty, sanding, and painting well from the beginning.

Many are worried about one more question, how to paint the ceiling of plasterboard?The answer is elementary simple: in the same way as a normal, concrete ceiling.The same technology of coloring, the same instruments and same potential problems.