Paint Ceilings

How Do You Paint Ceilings?

Is your ceiling due for a makeover and could it use a lick of paint? Then follow this step-by-step plan so that you can quickly start painting the ceiling.

What do you need?

  • Cover foil
  • Masking tape
  • Supreme deck Primer
  • Supreme deck
  • Paint roller
  • Brush
  • Telescopic handle

Step 1 – preparing your paint job

Start by covering the floor and furniture in the room with cover film. Make sure you have enough space in the room to walk around, so that you can easily paints the ceiling. Remove any irregularities with a wall filler and let it dry before you can start painting the ceiling. As a final step of the preparation, the ceiling should be dust and grease-free and all edges covered with masking tape.

Step 2 – Wall Primer

If the ceiling is an absorbent surface, it is best to apply a Primer first, so that the ceiling painting will adhere better later. The Supreme deck Primer can be painted over after approximately 8 hours.

Step 3 – Applying the ceiling paint

Start by stirring the wall and ceiling paint with a stirring paddle. With a brush you can paint the edges along the masking tape. After this you can get started with a paint roller. To make it easier for yourself, it is best to use a telescopic handle. Always work ‘wet in wet’ when painting. This means that the previously applied paints must not dry before the rest is applied. This will ensure that the ceiling will soon be even.

Step 4 – Done with the paint job?

Once you have finished painting, it is important that you remove the masking tape as soon as possible. When you want to use the roller again, you can store it in a plastic bag, which is airtight.

How much paints do you need?

Good preparation is half the work in painting. Before you start painting it is wise to cover all furniture and skirting boards, but also estimating the number of liters of paints that you will need for your paint job is useful.

You can easily calculate the number of liters of paint you need for your paint job with the step-by-step plan below. Of course you don’t want to order too little paint or have a lot of paint left over.

If you still have some paints left over, you can read here how you can best store it. A 10 liter bucket with our paints is good for about 100 m 2 .

With these simple steps you calculate how much paint you need:

  • To measure is to know, measure the width and height of the walls and / or ceilings you want to paint. You can then calculate the area by multiplying it together.
  • You do not have to count the windows and doors on the surface. Therefore, also measure the width and height of the windows and doors. Also multiply them together to calculate the area and subtract it from the area of   the wall.
  • Our wall paints cover in 1 layer, if you want to apply more layers, keep this in mind. Multiply the area previously calculated by the number of layers you want to apply.
  • To calculate how many buckets you need, divide the number of square meters by 100 m 2 per 10 liters. This way you know how much paint you can order to minimize the loss.

Also keep in mind the following:

  • When you have a highly absorbent wall, you need more paints.
  • A wall that was recently painted needs less paint.