Interior Painting

3 Ceiling Painting Tips and Tricks

Posted on February 13, 2022

There are so many benefits to painting your ceiling. A proper coat of paint can make a room feel larger, cozier, or warmer depending on what color you choose. It is called the fifth wall for a reason! Unfortunately, most homeowners are not aware of all the benefits ceiling painting provides. And if they do, they see the task as daunting and ultimately unattainable. Our professional painters are here to set the record straight about ceiling painting: anyone with the right knowledge can do it!

The professionals at CertaProcouple ceiling painting Painters compiled a list of our top three ceiling painting tips and tricks to make your paint job as easy as possible. Our tried-and-true practice has helped thousands of homeowners create the homes of their dreams––you could be next!

Know When to Paint


When You’d Like a Style Change:

The paint and texture up there can make a world of difference for your space! The right paint color can make a room feel taller and larger. It also has the potential to shrink a space and make it feel more cozy. Additionally, many homes built in the late 1900s and early 2000s feature a textured ceiling. While it was popular for its time, most homeowners now see this texture as outdated. You can jump into the 21st century by removing this texture and painting your ceiling a complimentary color.

When There is Damage or Fading:

If your ceiling has sustained any damage or if the paint up there is fading, it is probably time for a fresh coat of paint. Make sure that you are figuring out the source of the problem before getting too far into the project, though. Putting on a new coat of paint will make the ceiling look better, but it may deteriorate at a faster pace.

Prep the Room

The first step to getting a great ceiling finish is to do the proper preparation work. Ultimately, there isn’t much difference between painting a ceiling and painting a wall. Protect your furniture with tarps, wear the proper safety equipment, and clean the surface well. Because of the nature of the job, you will want to put down more drop cloths than you would for a simple wall painting. You may also want to wear a hat so paint does not drip into your hair! Tape is also going to be your best friend. Use painter’s tape to cover the tops of walls where the crown molding is. You will also want to take down the drop cloths on the floor to avoid accidents.

Finding the Ceiling Painter

Painting ceilings on your own is an entirely possible task. However, there are a lot of ways ceiling painting on your own can go wrong. If you have high ceilings or are unsure of your painting abilities, get in touch with a professional! Our painting experts have painted thousands of ceilings throughout Columbia and have our technique down to an art. We also offer a free color consultation with any project!

Ceiling Painting with CertaPro Painters®

The team of experts at CertaPro Painters® have all the answers for your questions about ceiling painting. Whether you are looking to change the look of your rooms or need to repair some damage, we are here to help.

CertaPro Painters® have decades of experience with homes from across the Maryland area. We would be more than happy to service your ceiling. For more information, call one of our team members or fill out our free online form to schedule an estimate appointment. We strive to make the painting process as easy as possible for you. After all, we do painting, you do life.