How to Paint Your Ceiling Without Losing Your Mind!

CreekLineHouse .
by CreekLineHouse .
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A lot of the time when people tackle the job of painting a room, they just do the main part of the wall and leave everything else as-is. Sometimes they’ll do the trim too if it’s looking really grubby, but a lot of us leave the ceilings off of the to-do list until they’re looking really shabby.
Kind of like this...
[Psst! You may also want to check out this! How to Paint Melamine to Look Like Rustic, Reclaimed Wood]
Or this... Yup. Those are pictures of some of the ceilings in our old house, thanks to the passage of time and a very leaky roof. Thankfully we had a new metal roof put in last Spring, so now leaks are a thing of the past.
Painting ceilings can be HARD.  Not just technically difficult, but physically demanding and time-consuming too! It’s a shame though, because even a basic not-so-fussy paint job on a ceiling can really brighten and freshen a room up in that “I don’t know what it is, but this room just feels so much better now” kinda way.
[For more fun with paint, visit my  painting archives!]
After redoing our ceilings, I really wanted to share some of my favorite tips with you:
1. Scrape, patch and repair only where necessary.
2. Don’t tackle the job on really hot days or in super high humidity.
3. Put on a fan.
4. Use small, light-weight foam rollers.
5. Work in small sections, get really confused, and then come back and touch it up.
These are just some of the ones on my list! To find the even more tips, or to read even more details about the above tips, you can click on the link listed below!
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