Asked on Apr 18, 2019

How to paint a LARGE garage ceiling?

Lifestyles HomesOlivaPamela


When I paint a wall I usually do the entire wall or room at once to avoid roller marks (by keeping wet to wet strokes). I have to paint our huge garage ceiling and cannot possibly do it all at once (and have had no 'volunteers' to help out). What is the best way to paint the ceiling when I will have to start and stop several times?

4 answers
  • Kathy
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Bless your heart. Use an extension rod for your paint roller. Make sure you have enough paint to cover the whole area before you start. If it will take several gallons, mix them all together in a large covered container -- that way you do not take the chance of slightly different shades from different cans. I would edge in all the way around first. Then paint a section at a time, over lapping as you would if doing all at once.

    And, MOST importantly, get yourself a heating pad for your neck! Good Luck!

  • Pamela
    on Apr 18, 2019

    I would just do it in thirds of quarters and not worry if it you can see lines on the ceiling of the garage ! I am sure that you would be the only one that would notice !

  • Oliva
    on Apr 18, 2019

    Other than your "cut in" work that requires standing on a ladder to paint the section of ceiling closet to the wall (which can be accomplished faster with a rectangular pad with edge rollers), you can attach an extension pole to your roller that can easily reach 15', enabling you to remain on the ground. Remember to keep the roller ahead of you, and never directly overhead.

    If you've had prior practice, using an automatic paint feeder to your roller will make the job much faster.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Feather the edges with a semi dry roller.

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