Dining Room Ceiling Painting Mistakes To Avoid In Unionville, PA
In the process of making your home look nicer, you may. not even think to look up and see what your ceiling looks like, or to try to figure out when the last time you actually painted said ceiling.
However, what you should know is that there are certain key mistakes that are possible to be made during the painting of your ceiling — and if you can avoid these mistakes, you will make for a much better painted ceiling.
With that being the case, let’s have a look at some dining room ceiling painting mistakes to avoid when you want a well painted ceiling.
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
Though you might think that it would be quite difficult to make use of the wrong kind of paint when you are painting your dining room ceiling, this isn’t necessarily as simple as using an exterior paint instead of an interior paint (though of course, this would in fact be a mistake to make.)
If you are making use of paint that is traditionally used on walls, this is not per se the wrong kind of paint either but it is not going to be as good of a paint to use as one that is meant for ceilings, which tend to drip a lot less.
This brings us to a subsection of this mistake, which is that even when you are making use of low drip paint, you should not presume that you can just leave your floor uncovered — you have to have something there to catch the paint that will drip down.
2. Using Only White As Your Go To Color
As you are thinking about the various colors that are available for ceilings in a home, you may think that you have only one choice for your dining room, which is white.
This is quite a mistake, as your dining room does not have to be so plain as to have white for the ceiling, though you are of course more than welcome to do so if that is what you’d like.
The best thing to do for your dining room ceiling is to have a good look around the room and to think about what color you think would coordinate well with the room and then based on that make use of that color or colors.
You might even consider painting little squares of color on the ceiling so that you can see what the color is going to look like before you fully commit to making use of it as the color for your ceiling.
3. Not Letting Paint Dry
You will find that the task of painting your dining room ceiling is one that is going to take more time than you realize, and this is in part because you have to do a number of things to prepare before you paint and you then have to apply primer as well as paint — two coats.
However, you should not rush to paint to the extent that you do not allow time for your primer coat to fully dry before you apply a coat of paint nor your first coat to dry before you apply a second coat.
Doing this would just about wreck the coat of paint that you apply as you will be removing some of the not yet fully dried primer or paint from the ceiling, which then means you have to just about start again with the painting project so that it doesn’t all look wrong and you don’t end up with significant paint issues that come from painting over not fully dried paint.
4. Not Steadying Your Ladder
You have to have a steady ladder while you are standing on it to paint.
If you are not careful while you are putting up the ladder you could easily get injured or worse — steady the ladder and have a safer painting project.
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