How to Paint A Ceiling

Many people do not mind painting their walls when renovating or redecorating their homes. In fact, as one of the easiest jobs in the DIY spectrum, many look forward to it, but the same cannot be said of painting a ceiling.

Not only are homeowners reluctant to learn how to paint a ceiling but many have no intention of even attempting it because it can be awkward and is perceived as dangerous. You might be surprised to find that it is actually a really simple and enjoyable job when you know how. No danger involved.

The Golden Rules of Ceiling Painting

Repainting Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are one of the most noticeable things in your kitchen. How many times have you said: “Wow, look at those beautiful cabinets” or “Yuck! Those cabinets look horrible!” It is usually one or the other because the cabinets really stick out in a kitchen. It is probably because they protrude from the walls and surround the entire work area of most kitchens.

Painting over Wallpaper

When properly hung, wallpaper can last about 15 years. This can be a double edged sword. Wallpaper does last a long time but so does the pattern on it. Styles change throughout the years and although the wallpaper itself may be in great condition, the pattern may become seriously outdated. Removing wallpaper is notoriously difficult. But this factor doesn’t have to keep you from redoing these walls in your home. If you’ve had enough of your old, outdated walls there are some things you should know before painting over wallpaper.

Considerations

Low VOC Oil Based Paint

VOC stands for volatile organic compound. Volatile organic compounds are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases. They are released from burning fuels, like gasoline, wood or natural gas, and from glues, and solvents, which are a key component in paint. VOCs increase the quality of the paint and the durability of its finish.

Latex Paint Sprayers

Can you use paint sprayers with latex paint, and if so, what type of paint sprayer do you use? What are your choices? Read on.

There are basically three types of paint sprayers to choose from when painting around the home. They are compressed air sprayers, airless sprayers and HVLP sprayers which stands for High Volume Low Pressure. We will discuss general information on each type of sprayer and cover which type is best for using with latex paint.

The 3 Standard Paint Sprayer Types