How Often Should You Paint Ceilings?

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How Often Should You Paint Ceilings?

When homeowners typically think about painting their house, their minds immediately go to walls and trim. They often ignore one area that can make a drastic difference in the feel of their home: the ceiling. Painting the ceiling is an easy and impactful way to make your space feel completely different. However, the desire to change the atmosphere of your room happens much less frequently than how often you need to paint your home interior. So, how do you know when it is time to take on a ceiling painting project?

Unfortunately, there are no specific intervals for when you should paint your ceiling. However, there are a few different indicators that it is time to get out those paint brushes. In this article, our professionals will discuss the three main opportunities you should take to paint your ceiling.

When You’d Like a Style Change

We call the ceiling the fifth wall for a reason. 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 While it was popular for its time, most homeowners now see this texture as outdated.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.

It’s difficult to know which color and/or texture works best for your space. CertaPro Painters® offers color consultations to make sure that you are as happy as possible with your finished product. Our color experts work alongside our team of professional painters to give you the best ceiling paint finish possible.

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. Here are the most common warning signs that it is time to look at your ceiling:

  • Chipping and fragmenting
  • Rotting substrates
  • Hardened caulk
  • Flaky, bubbling, or cracking paint
  • Inconsistent paint colors

When You’re Painting Your Walls

Last but not least, the best time to paint your ceiling is when you are already working on another interior house painting project! Ceilings are one of the easier paint projects. If you have all the right materials or all of the right support, it should be no trouble to coat that fifth wall. If you choose to work with a professional paint company for your interior painting needs, you can usually add this service into the project. We suggest adding this service so your entire space matches the mood you are looking for.

Paint Your Ceiling 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. Painting a ceiling can be a lot of work and it can be easy to miss warning signs of a more serious problem. That’s why we always recommend working with expert painters you can trust.

CertaPro Painters® have decades of experience with homes from across the county. 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.

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