5 Techniques To Remember When Painting Your Ceiling in Bend, OR

The ceiling in your home is an overlooked wall that, believe it or not, needs just as much love and attention as any other wall, and this holds even when it comes to maintaining the look via a regular cleaning and the occasional paint job.

There are things that you should know about going into a painting project that if you bear them in mind will save you time and money in the long run.

With this being the case, let us look at five techniques to remember when painting your ceiling in Bend, OR.

1. Sand Before You Paint

One of the most important things you need when you’re engaged in a painting project is to have the surface that you are painting be as smooth as possible.

To get it to be smooth, there are a few things that you can do, including making sure that the surface you are painting is clean as well as being sanded before painting.

You don’t have to spend too much time sanding the surface of your ceiling, but it certainly helps to get it smooth enough to paint.

2. Use A Ladder If You Don’t Have An Extension Pole

When you are painting the ceiling, you have two basic options to be able to reach it properly — one is to use an extension pole of some sort to extend the reach of your paint roller, or to use a ladder to get up closer to the ceiling.

Some will tell you that it is perfectly okay to make a makeshift scaffolding system to reach the ceiling, but this is both a dangerous thing to do as well as impractical.

It is dangerous in that you can easily fall from one of these makeshift systems, and it is impractical in that it is much harder to move such a system than it is to move a ladder.

Bear in mind that you don’t want to climb to the top of the ladder – the next to last rung will suffice.

3. Cover The Ground With Plastic Lined Heavy Drop Cloth

There are so very many ways that you can cover the ground when you are painting your ceiling — and why should you paint your ground?

Why, the very nature of paint is that it is a liquid, and liquids have a tendency to drip thanks to their being affected by the forces of gravity.

That being the case, you’re going to want to cover the ground in the best way possible, and that generally means that you should use a heavy cloth drop cloth (canvas, for example) with a plastic lining to best protect the floors from such spills.

The benefit of the cloth being heavy is that it does not move so easily as you are walking about, and thus it won’t shift off of the floor that it is protecting.

4. Remove The Furniture From The Room If Possible

One thing you want to bear in mind when you are painting the ceiling is that you should consider removing all of the furniture from the room.

Furniture in the room gets in the way of the painting process, and so it is best to remove it as best as you can and if you cannot remove the furniture, move it to the center of the room being painted and cover it with some sort of tarp to not get paint on it.

5. Make Sure That You Allot Enough Time To Paint The Ceiling

People don’t realize how long the painting process is, and this, of course, extends to painting the ceiling of your rooms as well.

A ceiling painting job can take a few days, so it may behoove you to take up a long weekend to make it happen.

Tightline Quality Painting, based in Bend, OR, is about 100% customer satisfaction, period. Our motto is “Quality, Clean, Consistent,” and that is what we strive for on every job. Book an appointment with us here or call us at (541) 480-2716