How to paint a ceiling with emulsion paint. Technology of application of emulsion paint

Ceiling painting latex paint is one of the most common and popular ways of finishing. Consider the technology of its implementation.

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prep work

The first thing you should do the prep work for painting the ceiling – take out the furniture from the room where you repair. All that could not bear it, should be protected, carefully wrapped with plastic wrap. Polyethylene floor cover, veil door and window openings. To protect yourself from electrocution, the room must be shut down, and the chandeliers and ceiling fixtures – disassemble. The next stage of preparatory work – remove the ceiling of whitewash or old paint. This has already been said in many previous publications, therefore, confine ourselves to a description of how should look the ceiling, prepared for painting. It should be smooth, without hollows and chips, primed and coated with a leveling layer and of the final putty.


In the modern market of building materials a range of emulsion paints is impressive in its diversity. Not to be mistaken with a choice "vodoemulsionki", should be clear differences between the single paint type from another. You can opt for polyvinyl acetate paints or paints with mineral composition. They have low cost, however due to the limited term of their service they painted the ceiling in 3-4 years ( if not sooner) will have to paint again. Moreover, these paints do not "love" the moisture, and therefore in no way suitable for painting the ceiling in the kitchen or bathroom. Devoid of these shortcomings acrylic paint (especially with the addition of latex), silicate and silicone. Long-term (10 to 20 years) service life in combination with moisture resistance makes them indispensable when painting ceilings of any material and is independent of humidity. Their only drawback is high price.


One of the first things to start to paint the corners and the joints between the ceiling and the wall. Moistened in paint a paint brush on half the length of its bristles, it gently squeeze it against the edge of cans of paint, and then follow the passage around the perimeter of the room, fill gaps between the band width of 3-4 cm. Now is the time to put brush to face and arm paint roller with a long NAP. Do not use for painting the ceiling a foam roller – it will create on the paint surface of microscopic air bubbles, causing the staining reaction is disgusting. Having dipped the roller into the paint tray with paint and rolled it on the surface of the ribbed tray to evenly impregnate the paint the entire surface of his coat, start painting the ceiling by rolling the roller over the surface of the ceiling back and forth. To start the dyeing process, from the most remote from the entrance door of the room. The first coat of paint is recommended to be applied on the ceiling surface in a direction parallel to the rays of light from the window. Line painting should be parallel, overlapping one another is approximately 2-3 cm. Painting work should be performed without unnecessary breaks, wasting time in vain, to have time to put a coat of paint over the entire area of the ceiling before "emulsion" will start to dry up. After the paint had fully dried (8-12 hours) you can start painting the second layer. Each subsequent layer is applied in a direction perpendicular to the previous layer. It is usually quite double staining, however, for guaranteed quality painting is recommended to apply on the surface of the ceiling three coats of paint. For homogeneity of the painted surface it is recommended that the last layer of paint applied with a new roller. As long as the paint has completely dried, protect the room from drafts and the ingress of direct sunlight. Do not rush things, trying to speed up the paint drying by heating the air in the room with the help of electric heaters. Good luck to you! Let you will succeed!

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