This DIY approach isn’t as messy as you’d think.
Jazzing up the “fifth wall” can add dimension and character to a room. While many of us have tackled an accent wall by ourselves, taking the DIY approach for a painted ceiling is a hairier beast.
1 PREP YOUR SPACE
Unless you figure out a way to defy gravity, a bit of paint is going to drip down. It’s really no biggie; just prepare by laying and securing drop clothes to your floor. You can protect your own mug by throwing on a hat and a pair of safety glasses.
2 WORK YOUR WAY DOWN
If you plan on painting the whole room, start with the ceiling and work your way down. If you are just painting the ceiling, apply painters’ tape around the edges to avoid drippings.
3 PICK A COLOR
In the same way a white ceiling will open up and brighten a room, a darker ceiling will bring definition and cozy vibes to a large space. On that same note, your tiny bedroom might turn into a closet if you paint it black; stick to lighter shades if you are worried about a room becoming claustrophobic.
4 DECIDE BETWEEN GLOSSES
A flat or matte finish will hide imperfections, but a high-gloss lacquer finish can help bounce light throughout the room and make the ceiling look higher.
5 USE A ROLLER
You want a roller with a thinner knap to avoid drippings when painting a ceiling. Opt for a deeper knap to fill in grooves, as needed, if your ceiling is textured. And, to state the obvious, get as close your ceiling as possible. Use a short, light roller at an angle that won’t put extra strain on your back and painting arm.
Otherwise, this is going to be a long and painful home renovation project.
This wonderful Article today comes from my wonderful girlfriend Anna K.