When painting a ceiling, make sure that the edge is properly taped and use proper tools, such as a roller attached to a pole. Use a paint brush when painting the edges of a ceiling and consider advice from a remodeling contractor in this free video on home repair and maintenance.
Hi, I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to talk to you about some tips for painting a ceiling. Now we are actually re-painting this bathroom right now and in this particular application we've been working on this we've actually got the ceiling that we are painting the same color as the walls. Now, if you are going to be painting your ceilings in a white and have it different from the walls then what we want to do is we want to get some masking tape and we want to prep the area by actually taping off the ceiling. Now, if this is something that you are going to do in a day or a weekend then just using a standard masking tape is fine, now if painting your ceiling is going to be over an extended period of time then you'd want to use the extended release tape which is the blue tape or the green tape you can find in your hardware store or home improvement store. So what we want to do is we want to line this tape up and we want to make a straight line right at the corner and the most important thing is to get it consistently as straight as you can along the edge of the ceiling. We'll just do a small section just to demonstrate. It doesn't necessarily have to be all of the way up into the corner it just needs to be consistently the same distance. So as we paint this we will get a nice consistent line all of the way around. The next thing to do as you are painting your ceiling is to make sure that you have the right tools. What we will do is we will come in first and using our ceiling paint, we will actually trim, or cut in, and you what to do at least a couple of inches from your corner as you are going to be doing with a brush and once you have done that you can come back with a roller. Using a roller mounted to the pole, such as this, where it just screws on is going to be your easiest way to paint a ceiling that is up over your head. So the important things to consider when you are getting ready to pain a ceiling is to make sure that it's prepped correctly, that you have it taped off, and that you are using the right tools as far as a pole and a roller and you will be able to do a good job. I'm Tim Gipson and that's tips on painting a ceiling.