2023-03-18 Cooley Brothers Palos Verdes Estates CA Living Room Ceiling Painting Errors

Living Room Ceiling Painting Errors To Avoid In Palos Verdes Estates, CA

When trying to get your living room looking its best, you may not immediately think about the ceiling — and yet if your ceiling isn’t looking good, the whole room may be thrown off entirely.

However, in the pursuit of a good painting project regarding your ceiling, you may, unfortunately, end up making some simple mistakes that could cost you quite a bit of time and money — but the good news is that these errors can be avoided.

With that being the case, let’s have a look at some tips to avoid living room ceiling painting errors and make for a better looking living room ceiling.

1. Not Cleaning The Ceiling

One of the most basic mistakes that people make when they are painting their ceiling comes in the form of not cleaning it before they begin the painting process.

They might suppose that the ceiling isn’t dirty because they don’t see the dirt on it, or that the act of painting the ceiling will make up for not cleaning it in the first place.

Neither of these is good, though, and you will find that once you have painted a dirty ceiling that it will be quite obvious that it is a ceiling that was dirty and had paint applied to it.

By making the time to clean your ceiling you will find that not only will your painted ceiling look better, but it will make for a longer lasting painting project.

2. Not Planning Your Painting Project

The first thing you should do before you lift up your brush for the first time is to make sure that you have your painting project fully planned out.

However, not doing this means that you will not be quite sure how much paint or primer you are going to need, nor how long it is going to take you — and given how important a living room tends to be, you want to know how long it is going to be out of commission.

Begin by measuring the area being painted and then use that to calculate how much paint and primer you will need.

By planning out the project, you will make for a painting project that will ultimately take you less time (as you will be able to schedule things efficiently) and perhaps even cost you less as you will be able to get the right amount of paint and primer.

You’ll be able to figure out how long it will take to paint as well — bearing in mind you need to wait for surfaces to dry.

3. Not Using Primer

Though to some extent some will suggest that you don’t have to ever use primer, there are plenty of reasons why making use of primer will make for a much better painting project.

One thing that primer will help you to do is to cover up some of the worse stains that cannot be more easily removed — there are primers specially made to cover up these stains and not let them through at all.

Primer also serves another purpose — it will help your paint go on more easily and it will additionally keep the paint on for a longer period of time.

4. Not Letting Surfaces Dry

Lastly, you should remember that when your surfaces get wet you need to make sure that you let them dry — and that even does mean right after you’ve properly cleaned them.

By not letting surfaces dry, you’re essentially opening up the possibility that you will have some pretty strong painting problems later on including having paint that warps and wrinkles in the most unpleasant way.

Always let your surfaces dry and your painting project will be that much better once you have finished.

Cooley Brothers Painting is a locally owned, owner-operated, family business in Torrance, California. Call the office at 310-378-4575 or email us: info@cooleybrothers.com. You can also use our contact page to reach us.

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