Painting Ceilings — Hire a Pro and Save Your Sanity

painting ceilings

I can barely recall the last time I attempted painting ceilings, but I know it was more than 20 years ago, for sure! Any time we’ve needed ceilings painted since, we have hired the ‘experts’, who truly make the job of painting ceilings seem like a whole lot less bother than I remember from the few times I attempted it myself…and the ceilings come out uniform and crisply fresh!

Painting ceilings is definitely on my list of “Things I really DO NOT like to do”.

These professionals come in with their tools and equipment, immediately start taping and hanging their poly sheets on the walls and in doorways or archways between rooms. They lay down their drop cloths to cover the floor and any furniture or other items left in the space, then they set up their rolling staging or step ladders, and begin mixing, stirring and pouring the paint into their spraying equipment. Then they simply begin painting the ceilings!

Depending on the sizes of the ceilings involved, it won’t be too long before the job is done and all cleaned up. We once had all of our ceilings (about 1800 s.f.) painted in less than one day! And, all we had to do was get out of the way, (and, of course, pay the bill). Surely, hiring the professionals cost more than doing it myself, but in my opinion it was well worth it!

So…for me, the best way to paint ceilings is pretty much to “leave it to the professionals”! Otherwise, you may end up ‘marred for life’ (like me!) about painting ceilings yourself!

You see, whenever I tried painting ceilings myself (perhaps as many as 5 or 6 times actually, and with BRUSHES & ROLLERS, not spray equipment), it was always the same thing…I would always end up virtually covered with speckles of paint…my face, arms, legs, and any other part of me not adequately covered for the job at hand.

Ideally, I’m sure it is smarter to wear long sleeves, long pants, gloves, hat or bandana, safety glasses, and of course….at least a ‘dust mask’ (for some respiratory protection), but I was never one to follow instructions anyway, so I’d end up soaking in the bathtub when the job was finally done. Oh well…that’s not such a bad thing, but the whole job made for a trying day, to say the least.

If you DO attempt painting ceilings yourself, I suggest you visit a few other websites for more in-depth advice and instructions. I have posted a few links for your convenience to learn more about painting ceilings!

Good luck, and happy ceiling painting!

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