Everyone knows ceilings are a tricky project to tackle for any level of painter, with complications of gravity and texture often factoring into the process. But you’d be surprised at how much a room can transform by adding a fresh coat of paint to your ceiling. Let’s learn more.

Most ceilings are painted a flat white or off-white color. While these colors do help reflect light and make the room look slightly larger and brighter, they can also wash out any other colors you might be trying to incorporate into the room.

Here, we’ll take you through all you need to know about painting your ceiling and how to make it fit seamlessly with your home design!

Prime and Protect

Painting your ceiling can be simple and easy, but the key is to take your time and use the right tools. If you’re looking to update your home with a fresh coat of paint, here are some tips to help you get started.

Prepping the Ceiling

The first step to painting your ceiling is to make sure everything in your space is protected, and your ceiling is primed and prepped. Removing or covering valuable furniture is important because everything will be in the “drip zone” after your paint job. An often-forgotten part of painting the ceiling is protecting your light fixtures. Use painter’s tape or wrap a lightweight drop cloth around your lights to keep them safe throughout the process.

To get the smoothest results, you should also sand the ceiling to ensure a proper paint job the first time and increase paint bonding. You can use a sanding stick or a drywall sponge. Be sure to wear a dust mask, even though your goal is to produce as little dust as possible.

Selecting Your Paint

When selecting paint for ceilings, keep in mind that there’s no need for high gloss paints because it’s unlikely you will ever have to wash them.


It can be nearly impossible to paint a rough-textured ceiling with a “popcorn” texture, but with a thicker roller made for textured surfaces, and of course more paint. The reason more paint is needed is to get into the groves of a textured ceiling. You can also buy a paint texture additive to match the texture of the ceiling, such as fine, medium, and coarse. By mixing in this additive, the paint will more easily match the texture of the ceiling. Texture can influence a lot of your ceiling painting experience.

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Author Derek Epstein

Derek Epstein, the founder of Dependable Painting & Remodeling, is an expert in various aspects of construction including painting, deck and fence work, pressure washing, and more. A proud graduate of Palm Beach State Honors College, Derek operates from his two offices located in Dallas & Roswell, GA. His company, renowned for exceptional service and affordability, is driven by a mission to revolutionize the service industry while generously serving the Northwest Georgia communities. As a member of the 10X Nation, Derek epitomizes commitment and expertise.