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Painting Ceilings

painting3_200xThe following information outlines what is involved in painting your ceilings. You can take on the job yourself or hire us to take care of it for you.

Shopping List

  • Emulsion undercoat
  • Emulsion paint
  • 2” angled brush
  • 9” medium pile roller and tray
  • Extension pole for roller
  • 38mm masking tape
  • Drop cloth


Painting the Ceiling for the First Time

The most important factor when painting is a good foundation coat.

To get the best result us an acrylic primer such as Colortrend Easi-Prep Primer. This will give maximum adhesion and flexibility with a breathable finish. Acrylic primers also have a high opacity and covering ability.

When applying the first coat add 1Ltr of water to every 10Ltrs of undercoat. This allows the paint to soak into the ceiling giving the foundation coat maximum adhesion. This will reduce the chance of paint flaking or peeling in the future.

Apply the second coat neat.

Repainting the Ceiling

Suitable paints include Crown Obliterating Covermatt, Colortrend Easi-Prep Primer or Dulux vinyl matt. These have a high opacity and may not require a second coat.