5 Useful Tips For Painting High Ceilings in Denver Metro, CO
The painting of your ceiling can be quite a difficult thing, even if the ceiling is your typical relatively high ceiling that one will find in a house.
When the ceiling is even higher than usual, on the other hand, you are going to be looking at a more difficult challenge, and it’s worth making the time that you know what you’re doing before you lift up the paint roller for the first time.
Let’s look at and consider five useful tips for painting high ceilings in Denver Metro, CO.
1. Make Sure Your Ladder Is Sturdy
One thing that you’re going to absolutely need to make sure of is that the ladder upon which you are standing is extra sturdy — and that if at all possible you have a second person to steady the ladder for you so that there’s no possibility that it could tip in either direction.
The reason that this is the case is that you are going to be so very high up that you have to be sure of the steadiness of the ladder and it’s not worth the possibility of an accident to risk not being so sure of how sturdy the ladder is.
2. Consider Scaffolding If It’s In Your Budget
Though it is a lot more sturdy than a ladder, a scaffolding system is typically out of the question for a lot of people who are painting ceilings, and certainly for those who are painting high ceilings.
This is because unless you are looking at higher budget scaffolding systems, it is very nearly always going to be not quite as secure to use a scaffolding system and it will likely be a lot more difficult to get to different parts of your ceiling.
If you do have the budget, however, it’s a good idea to be able to securely stand up there with a lot of room for walking back and forth.
3. Prepare The Room For Painting
Though you’re going to be painting the ceiling of the room and not the room itself, it still is important that you prepare the room for the painting process.
One way that you’re going to do this is by taking care to cover things that you don’t want to get paint — and this even includes the light switches and electric outlet covers, ideally with painter’s tape so that you don’t get paint on them.
4. Use The Right Kind Of Paint
Though of course, some would say that there are quite a few kinds of paint, there are not that many that are so well suited for painting your ceiling as a ceiling paint.
What sets apart ceiling paint is that it is an extra flat, which is good as far as painting ceiling goes, and it is usually made to drip as little as possible.
Having paint that is going to drip less is no substitute for having something to protect your floors, however — you cannot possibly think that your ceiling paint will somehow not drip onto the floor at all just because it is designed to drip less.
It’s therefore important to also cover the floor with a drop cloth which will protect the floor from the dripping paint.
5. Remove Everything You Can
Lastly, it’s a good habit to remove as much from the room that you can prior to starting the painting process.
You’re going to want to do this because when you have things in the room, they tend to get in the way and if this is the case when you are painting the walls of the room you can just imagine how much more it will be the case when you’re painting the ceiling.
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