Did you know that overtime the color of your ceiling will change? Unfortunately, over time, ceilings tend to turn shades of yellow, but it is so gradual that most home and business owners don’t realize its happening. The yellowing can be caused by sunlight, moisture, candles, smoke, cooking oils and other everyday wear and tear. Once you see it, you won’t be able to ignore it.
Painting your ceiling will cause the room to become much brighter and whiter, the room will also likely smell much fresher. The majority of customers have their ceilings painted when their walls and trims are done. Doing so ensures that all the paint in the room is fresh and the final result will be amazing.
Painting your ceiling yourself may seem like a daunting task. Luckily for you, our team of expert painters at JCS Painting have been painting Edmonton ceilings for years, and have the equipment to support their experience.Contact us today to find out more about getting your ceiling painted!
Of course we would suggest you get an expert to fix your ceiling, but we know there are DIYers out there that will do it on their own. Our local JCS team has been painting in the Edmonton area for years and has some basic tips to help you out.
Ceilings can pick up all sorts of stains, from water stains, smoke stains and other random things that end up there. A stain blocking primer such as Kilz that is used by th JCS team will allow you to cover any stains and odors so they don’t show up after you finish painting.
The paint on your ceiling will eventually become uneven over time. Whether it’s from many layers of paint, that bug that someone painted over last time, or damage from your kid throwing things at the roof. Sanding the roof before you start will make sure the end product turns out perfect.
Make sure you cut in with a paint brush before you start rolling. Just like when you are painting a wall. If you only cut a smaller section, you will be able to save some time as you will be able to roll on a wet edge.
It’s critical when painting ceilings that you roll in both directions. We would suggest starting with 5-6 square foot blocks to ensure you can continue to paint on a wet edge. You’ll get the best results by rolling 90 degrees to your first roll direction immediately after finishing the block.
Ceiling paints are often formulated to dry slowly, not splatter and dry flat instead of glossy. These properties will yield the best results, and as such, we highly recommend using ceiling paints, especially when you are learning.