Seems like there are a lot of people out there on the internet looking around for information about how to paint a ceiling without splatter. If you are one of those people out there looking around for a guide on how to paint a ceiling without splatter this appropriately named how to paint a ceiling without splatter post is for you. By the time you finish reading this post you should know everything you need to know to paint a ceiling without splatter and without making a mess.
To sum everything up nice fast and easy for you there are two ways to paint a ceiling. The first way to paint a ceiling it is to brush and roll it in. The second way to paint a ceiling is to spray paint the ceiling with a with a spray painting machine. both of the ways to go about painting a ceiling both work. You can brush and roll in a super high-quality ceiling and you can also spray paint in a super high-quality ceiling. There are pros and cons to each one. We will review how to brush and roll in a ceiling and how to spray on a ceiling and how to do each type of ceiling painting without making a mess and without any splatter.
Our painters and decorators have painted thousands of ceilings. our professional painters and professional decorators have also ceiling textured thousands of ceilings and repainted hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of ceilings as well. Most of the time we do ceiling painting we find ourselves in new construction houses or homes or residential and commercial properties with paint grade or text your grade finished ceilings or we find ourselves in a customer’s house or home repainting a customer ceilings either independently or in combination with painting the ceilings and the walls.
On most new residential housing home construction sites the floors are not yet installed before the painters going to Prime and paint and stain the home to finish coat. As such making a mess on the floor before the floors go in over top of the mess it’s no big deal. No one is going to care about drops of paint or a splash of paint or even the knocked over can of paint that has been cleaned up. The floor will cover everything and as a result professional painters aren’t really worried about painting a ceiling without splatter in new construction houses as long as the floors are not yet in.
The same cannot be said for a finished an occupied house or home that require ceiling painting. it’s common sense that most customers won’t tolerate drops and spits and splatters of paint all over the floor so it is important to cover up the flooring before painting the ceiling. If you are painting just the ceiling you also need to cover up all the walls or you will get ceiling paint all over the walls and you will make a mess. A wet rag cleanup job will only go so far for all the obvious that you got ceiling paint on absolutely every wall and wiped it off with a wet rag. We have seen it all.
Regardless of how you paint the ceiling with a brush and roller or sprayer machine what is important to pay attention to is if you are painting just the ceiling or if you are painting the ceiling and the walls. If you’re painting just the ceiling you will need a super high quality plastic and tape job to cover all the floors and all of the walls in such a way that only the ceiling is exposed. If on the other hand you are painting the ceilings in the walls the only really need to cover the floorsand it would be okay to get a little bit of ceiling paint on the walls while you’re painting in the ceiling.
Interior paint jobs that required the ceilings in the walls to be done are much easier to complete and paint out then just painting the ceiling. most of the time we intentionally spray the ceiling paint in the corner on the corner of the ceiling where it meets the wall and on the wall itself. We walk into a room we start above the door we keep the paint machine gun handle about 12 in away from the corner where the ceiling meets the wall we pulled the trigger and completely walk around the room till we get back to where we started painting.
You can use the same method with plastic and tape on the walls or was just exposed walls as long as you are planning on painting the walls after you have painted the ceiling. Again, you walk into the room you start above the door you spraying the angles you walk all the way around the room completing a border of paint on the ceiling. And then you feel in the middle areas however you want to. We spray the same way for each coat of paint and sometimes we crosshatch the paint and spray in opposite directions across the room after we have sprayed in the corners.
When those jobs come along that are just too small for a spray job we use the brush and roller special. We going to the room we brush in the angles all the way around the room creating a border of ceiling paint on the ceiling, intentionally painting heavy amounts of paint into the corners themselves and over top of wall paint from the last paint job that may have found itself onto the ceiling. Then we grab the old roller and start rolling the ceiling. I like to get it immediately rate under the area that I’m painting, load up the roller in the paint tray, and then tried to get approximately a 4 by 4 to 5 by 5 square area painted in walking backwards away from the area that I started as I’m rolling.
Once I’ve gotten to the end of the room I go back to the next section that is not yet painted on the same wall that I started from the first time and again try to roll in a 4 by 4 to 5 by 5 square foot area being careful not to overlap the area have just painted with more paint any more than I really need to. Once all that ceiling is painted in with the brush and roller we let it dry out and then we start again. We go into the room, we brush in the corners, wheel rollout 4 by 4 to 5 by 5 square foot areas again. The difference in the second coat is that we intentionally start have the other side of the room and in a different direction so that the pattern on the ceiling is essentially criss-crossed. It’s not absolutely needed but it can help less experienced painters paint the room and the ceiling easier with less effort and less paint.
Regardless if you are spraying in or brushing and rolling in the ceilingthe primary key to knowing how to paint a ceiling without splatter comes down to covering up the walls and the floors with tape and plastic so the splatter mask and the paint spits on the drops of paint fall onto the plastic and not onto the walls and the floors. It has absolutely nothing to do with the paint you use or the tools that you use or how you paint you will make a mess painting a ceiling be at brushing it in and rolling it afterwards or spray painting it in with the professional spray painting machine. If you put up the plastic and tape the right way all of the mess will fall in the plastic which you can simply wrap up put out the garbage bags and easily disposed of.