Ceiling Paint Tips

Ceiling Paint Tips

As you paint a room, you likely only actually consider the wall color. However, there is another part of the room which also must be painted: the ceiling. The majority of people usually keep things fairly basic when it comes to painting ceilings. There isn’t any reason why you cannot get a bit more creative. Whether it’s a residential or commercial project, Pinnacle Painting offers the best techniques when it comes to painting ceilings.


Do You Paint your Walls or Ceiling First?

If you are painting the whole room, it is better to work from the top down. This means you ought to paint your ceiling first. It often is more convenient to begin with the ceiling since you will not need to be concerned with any splatter or possible paint drips messing up newly painted walls. If that does happen, it is a lot easier to repair, since you are going to paint your walls anyway. 


What’s Different About Ceiling Paint?

Such paint is a lot different from wall paint, because it’s uniquely made for ceilings. It is a high viscosity paint that has more solids in the mix, meaning it is thicker and sticks better. That’s so you get fewer splatters and drips during the process of painting. In addition, it’ll mean you receive better coverage—with the majority of ceiling paint, you just need a single coat to cover the surface. It is made to conceal imperfections and craft a clean appearance.


Is ceiling paint glossy or flat?

The majority of ceiling paint has a flat finish and often is the flattest finish possible. It’s because any quantity of glossiness in ceiling paint is going to reflect more light and may wind up highlighting all imperfections you do not want to be seen. But you can paint ceilings within a higher gloss finish. Occasionally trying a high-gloss finish on the ceiling may add to the drama of the room, assisting in reflecting more light from candles and lamps. 


What Color Should You Paint Ceilings?

Using a little color on your ceilings really can add an unexpected component to a room.  But there are a few things to think about while moving away from a white ceiling. The first thing is whether you should go with dark or light colors. In general, lighter ceilings usually open up a room and make the room seem taller, whereas dark colors are going to make ceilings feel lower and create a more intimate tone.


White Ceiling Painting 

One other thing to consider is the natural light inside a room. If there is a space that’s flooded with natural light all day long, lighter colors are going to feel more relaxed and airy, whereas a room which receives the majority of its light from candlelight and lamps is going to benefit from the warm glow that’s created from the reflection of the light upon a darker color that has warm undertones. 


If you are thinking about painting your home or office ceiling, book your no-obligation, free estimate today! We will be glad to give you advice about what will work better for your space.