How To Paint A Ceiling
Painting a ceiling may seem like a tall order, but a freshly painted ceiling can transform the ambience of a room. With the right tools and techniques, it can be smooth sailing. This guide will provide you with a clear roadmap to achieve that professional ceiling finish.
Essential Tools & Equipment
Step 4: Pick The Right Roller
- A double arm frame roller ensures even pressure, preventing any uneven paint lines or streaks on your ceiling.
Take a look at our paint roller buying guide so you know you’re making the right choice.
Step 5: Attach Your Roller To An Extension Pole
Attach your roller to the pole according to the manufacturer's instructions to avoid the constant up-and-down of a ladder and to ensure a consistent paint application.
Step 6: Load Your Roller With Paint
Pour paint into a tray or bucket, and roll your paint roller into the paint.
Remove excess paint by rolling the paint roller forwards in the tray – if you roll it backwards, paint could build up at the back and overflow.
Step 7: Paint Your Ceiling
Use even pressure to roll the paint roller across the ceiling, backwards and forwards until it’s completely coated.
Repeat the process until you’re happy with the coverage, keeping an eye on manufacturer’s instructions to know when you’re free to recoat.