You don't need to be a professional painter to paint interior walls. In fact, repainting interiors is one of the most popular DIY projects among homeowners because it requires few tools, is not too physically demanding, it is affordable and the whole family can get involved. However, there are a few tricks and tips that you'll want to learn before you train paint you're in carrier. One of the hardest aspects of any interior paint job is painting the ceiling. If you don't have the right tools and are prepared for it, it can be quite a pain in the neck.
Paint your Ceilings First
Most homeowners will paint their ceilings white. If so, it is usually advisable to paint your ceiling before you paint the walls. This is because you are bound to get and little bit of paint on the walls. But, if it is just white paint, it will be easier to cover up since your walls will probably be a darker color.
Using an Extension Pole
To paint your ceilings, you need to make sure you have the right tools. Some people think the best way to paint their ceiling is to use ladders. In actuality, you're better off staying on the floor and using a telescoping extension pole. This enables you to walk around while you paint the ceiling. You don't need to worry about climbing up and down the ladder and you don't need to worry about paint dripping onto your face. When you have an extension pole you don't need to only paint the area directly above your head. This also means that you won't be craning your neck looking straight up while painting all day.
Getting Full Coverage
It can often be difficult to determine if you have complete coverage on your ceiling. This is because lighting on a white ceiling will alter throughout the day. You won't need to worry about this if you use a work light and keep it on, pointed at the same angle, all day, even when it is sunny. This is the best way to ensure consistency and also to see what parts of the wall have been painted and which haven't. It can often be hard to distinguish if you are just repainting the white ceiling with another coat of white.
Once you've painted your ceiling, so ahead and paint the rest of the walls. It is always a good idea to repaint your ceiling because the fresh new coat of white can really make your new wall color pop. To learn more, contact a painting contractor like Terry McGill, Inc.