Roof Paint: 5 Tips On How to paint a ceiling without leaving marks or stains

Roof Paint: 5 Tips On How to paint a ceiling without leaving marks or stains

October 15, 2020 Off By Joan Padilla

There is always more than one way to do roof paint. If you want to paint the ceiling of a house professionally and with a great finish, consider the following tips from experts in painting tools.

1. Protect floor and furniture in the room

Even when the room we are about to do roof paint is completely empty, we cannot skip this step. First, we remove the small objects and the larger ones, such as furniture, chairs, and tables, we cover them with plastic covering. Additionally, we can use self-adhesive paper to protect the floor. We can also cover the upper edges of the walls to prevent paint stains with a paper or self-adhesive tape.

Protect a room

Protecting the spaces before painting is a very important task. We must adequately protect all surfaces such as furniture, floors, windows, glass, among others. dirt, deterioration, and paint splatter. This will be a very important task so that all the work is impeccable.

According to each need and the dimensions of the spaces, you can use specialized products using quick protection with self-adhesive plastics or opt for classic protection with paper and plastics covers everything or include protection for delicate surfaces with adhesive tapes, insulating doors, Krepp tape, among others before starting the roof paint.

2. Clean and prepare the surface

Dust and grease often accumulate on ceilings. The appropriate thing is to clean the surface with a degreasing product and let it dry. Then repair the cracks and holes with caulk; although it may not be so bad and it is only convenient to sand a little. In any case, there is a wide range of products specially designed for surface preparation that will help you save time and money on roof paint.

If you are going to paint in a color other than the current one, it is recommended that before applying the final color, apply a coat of base paint. This type of roof paint product has great adhesion power and will help the absorption of the first layer of colored paint.

Prepare the surface

Choosing the right method to prepare surfaces and doing it correctly is as important as the type of tool to be used for roof paint, as it will directly influence the result and quality of the finish. For the preparation to be correct, durable, and homogeneous, it is important to use the best tools, you may need spatulas, sandpaper, metal brushes, brushes, or scrapers.

3. Paint edges and corners

The first thing is to paint the perimeter of the ceiling with a brush to cut and continue with the trowel, starting from the outside to the inside. This step is very important because then we can paint with the roller quickly and comfortably. Help yourself with a ladder and a paint bucket easy to hang on the ladder. You don’t have to wait for the roof paint to dry to move on to the rest of the ceiling. When you’re done with the edges, immediately move on to the next step. 

4. Paint the rest with a roller

The first coat of roof paint on the ceiling will be done with the roller, making vertical stripes starting at one of the corners. A great advantage of the roller for painting the ceiling and other high surfaces is the possibility of combining it with an extension stick. There are different models of extensions, some of up to 6 meters, very resistant, and with great stability.

We will ensure that the layers of paint overlap slightly to avoid spaces without paint, but, at the same time, avoiding leaving marks. Wait for the paint to be dry before applying a second coat with the same roller, making horizontal stripes, that is, transverse to the first coat.

5. Last layer, the secret of the professionals

After the last coat of paint and before the paint dries, roll, without soaking the paint again, over the wet surface in the direction of the first coat. You will see what a trick for a spectacular result.

Depending on the surface, the roller we use can be long-haired if it is rough or short if it is smooth. If there are ceiling joists or trim, cover them with tape or sticky paper, and use a small roller.

As you can see, painting a ceiling can be a very easy task if you take some precautions and follow the steps we discussed before.