In any painting experience, you always have the possibility of doing the painting work well or perhaps erring and making a mistake significant enough that it will derail the painting project.
The good thing that you should know, however, is that if you make the time to learn about some of these mistakes you can avoid them and do a much better job painting your ceiling in the dining room.
Let’s now look at and consider seven dining room ceiling painting mistakes you should never make in Holland, PA
1. Using The Wrong Kind Of Paint
One mistake that people will sometimes make when they’re painting their dining room ceiling is to use the wrong kind of paint.
They might look at their ceiling and think that it’s just another interior surface to be painted, so what difference does it make what kind of paint is used?
The answer comes in the fact that the ceiling is, well, up there and therefore you want a paint that is more appropriate for the ceiling – will be a lot less drippy as it were.
2. Not Understanding The Time Commitment
Another mistake that is sometimes made by people when they’re painting their ceiling is to think that the whole painting project is not going to take all that much time to do.
This too is an error, as the time to paint a ceiling can be quite significant depending on if the ceiling has to be well cleaned before being painted (all ceilings should be painted a bit before being painted, which we will cover in a bit.
3. Not Protecting Your Floor
Another important thing to do when you’re painting your ceiling is to make sure that you fully protect the floor from the possibility of dripping paint.
To say the least it takes a lot less time to protect your floor from paint drips than it does to make the time later to have to clean the paint that will inevitably drip upon the floor during the painting process as well as that drips down as you wait for the paint coat to dry.
4. Leaving Your Furniture
If when you are painting your ceiling you allow the furniture in the room to remain, you should know that this is possibly a bit of a mistake — for a few reasons.
One is that anything you have in the room is possibly going to get in the way and interfere with the process of painting the ceiling.
The other major issue is that by leaving the furniture in the room, you run the risk that you could get paint on it — and you can just imagine how difficult it can be to clean furniture with paint on it.
5. Presuming White Is The Only Choice
In the course of painting a ceiling, the choice of color should in theory be one of the choices that you are going to have to make — if that is, you realize that there are other colors available to you other than white.
If you think that white is the only available color, you may be surprised to find out that this is not the case and in fact, there are plenty of colors — your choices are limited really to only what ultimately is going to look good to you.
6. Not Cleaning Before You Paint
One might think that it’s not necessary to clean the ceiling before painting, but this is not at all the case.
All you’ll end up doing is making a messy ceiling that will have to be cleaned properly and painted again.
7. Trying To Build Your Own Scaffolding
Lastly, heed these words well — do not try to build your own scaffolding.
You may see scaffolding in a home being used to paint and think you could just stack things up and slap a board on top and call it a day but that will very likely get you injured or worse.
If you’re going to do scaffolding, make sure that it is done correctly.
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Paint Philadephia is an interior, exterior and cabinet painting company that offers their customers top-notch services and their exclusive “On Time, On Dime” guarantee. They take a holistic view to all of their paint jobs offering free color and design consults, test samples, free touch ups on all painting projects, and warranties on all of their work.
Andrew Tomasetti is both a veteran and an engineer. His passion for hands-on work comes from his father and uncle and runs deep in his veins.