Friday, May 23, 2008

Tips: Painting Popcorn Cielings

When Painting Popcorn Ceilings there are few steps that are neede to be taken to ensure the room comes out right. Obviously the first concern is how you can roll over the bumps in the ceiling successfully. When using the correct roller sleeve you will be able to do this. Other concerns will be how to cut in a straight line when there are popcorn pieces up against the walls.

Preparing the Popcorn Ceiling For Painting

The first thing that must be done to ensure a straight line on the wall where it meets with the popcorn ceiling is to take a Spackle knife, preferably a smaller one, and run it around the edges where the ceiling butts up to the wall knocking off the popcorn. Once this has been completed you may now paint the popcorn cieling.

Painting the Popcorn Ceiling

When painting a popcorn ceiling you the roller you have will need to have a very thick nap so that it may fill all around the popcorn texture. A 1 1/4 inch nap will suffice. just roll the roller into the pan of paint and roll the popcorn ceiling out. The roller sleeve will soak up a lot of paint and you may need more paint than normal for the ceiling. Also, because it soaks up so much paint the roller will seem very heavy and tire your arms quicker, and with high cielings your arms may really tire. Just take breaks, Rome wasn't built in a day.

Following these simple tasks will ensure a really nice paint finish on any popcorn ceiling!

1 comment:

NancyRichard said...

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