Painting a ceiling is just like painting a wall, right? Well, not exactly. You can shove furniture and other stuff to the side to paint a wall, but EVERYTHING under a ceiling is in danger of drops of paint so EVERYTHING has to be moved or covered – including carpet.
The we come to ceiling paint itself. Most ceiling paint is cheaper per litre than wall paint. I guess this is because its more watery and has been formulated to be white over white – no show through to worry about.
Mostly this works fine – as long as there are no stains. And there’s always stains. Possums and Rats love to use your roof space as a toilet – bless ‘em! So a ‘stain blocker should be used first then the regular ceiling paint goes over that.
Orrrrrr … if the ceiling is particularly old/stained/patched, I’ve found painting the whole thing with a good blockout/primer can work wonders. I use Taubmans 3 in 1.
So even a simple paint job on the ceiling needs careful consideration and attention to detail.
If you have a house on Sydney's Lower North Shore, let's talk about painting your ceiling the way it should be.
I've been drawing and painting since I was a kid. I've studied art and design and have worked in visual areas my whole life. Now I'm a house painter!