How to Repaint a Popcorn Ceiling
By Mark J. Donovan
||Is your popcorn ceiling looking a little dingy? Is there the occasional spaghetti sauce stain decorating your popcorn ceiling? If so you may want to consider repainting your popcorn ceiling.
Repainting a popcorn ceiling is an easy project for most do-it-yourself homeowners. To repaint a popcorn ceiling you will need a paint roller with an extension, a heavy nap paint roll, a paint tray, a 2.5” paint brush, ceiling paint, masking tape, screwdriver, large drop clothes, and some muscle.
Holding your hands over your head for a few hours can get a little tiring on the arms, shoulder and neck muscles.
The first step in repainting a popcorn ceiling involves removing all furniture and items from the room, and removing any cobwebs and dust from the ceiling using a duster and or vacuum cleaner.
Repainting the Popcorn Ceiling
Once the room and ceiling have been prepared for paint, prepare your paint roller and pour some of the ceiling paint into the paint tray.
First start out by using your paint brush and cutting the edges of the ceiling. You will want to cover the first 2 to 3 inches of the ceiling, near the walls, before moving on with the paint roller.
Once the cutting has been completed you can then move on to the paint roller.
If you feel it is necessary, apply a second coat of paint after the first coat has thoroughly dried.
Once you have repainted the popcorn ceiling remove the masking tape, and if necessary reattach the light fixtures, vents and electrical fixture covers.
Finally roll up the drop clothes and you’re finished. You’ve completed your first popcorn ceiling repainting job.
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