How To Paint Anything
Tips, suggestions, and plain old-fashioned good advice for painting furniture to exteriors.
The Roof Over Your Head
Tricky and often tedious, painting a ceiling can be a challenge. Make sure you have all the materials at hand, especially a paint roller with an extension handle (this is your new B.F.F.). An extension handle is much easier than standing on your toes or on a stepladder the whole time. For drywall, use a roller with a smooth nap; for textured ceilings, use a thick-nap roller to get full coverage over all those bumps.
Step 1: Remove all the furniture you don’t want dripped upon, and use drop cloths. Use painter’s tape to mask around the trim.
Step 2: Prime the ceiling, and it’s likely that you’ll only need one coat of paint.
Step 3: Start painting a cut-in line with a brush where the ceiling meets the wall, then while the paint is still wet, start using the roller until you’re done. Presto, new ceiling.
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