How would I paint a room with rounded ceiling corners?

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My husband and I recently purchased a home with plaster walls in the living room that have rounded ceiling corners. We're stumped as to how to paint this room. Do we have to choose one color to paint the walls and ceiling or is there a way to add crown molding to create a separation? Not sure what to do as we've been informed that plaster walls are very expensive to repair and we're afraid of damaging the plaster. Please help!


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  • Katie Katie on Jul 13, 2018

    We have a similar problem, with rounded outer corners on a tray ceiling. The painter took extra care (and time) using painters tape and a level. Time consuming but very worth it. Good luck

    • Cel22320101 Cel22320101 on Jul 13, 2018
      Thank you Katie!!! :)
      We may have to invest in having someone do it so we don't mess it up lol!

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Jul 13, 2018

    Hi Cell, get a large paint brush, and paint to where the wall curves, and continue, until you reach the side. The rest can be finished with a roller and blue tape for paintng and a tarp

  • Cel22320101 Cel22320101 on Jul 13, 2018
    Thanks so much! I think my husband would like to tackle this project on his own, so I will pass on your awesome tip! :)

  • Katie Katie on Jul 13, 2018

    We're new in our neighborhood, so I asked around for a good painter. Finally hired one to do the master bedr. It's large, about 24 x 24 with the tray ceiling. He did it for $600, which included 2 coats of paint, from Lowe's. It was worth every penny. We did the remainder of the painting in the smaller rooms ourselves.