If you’re planning a home remodeling project, painting is likely one of the steps on your checklist. Applying a new coat of paint to walls of your home can brighten the space and add an aesthetic appeal. Many homeowners also choose to paint the ceiling to create a polished appearance. If you’re unsure about what to expect from ceiling painting, here are a few of the most common questions that painting contractors are asked.
A Quick Guide to Ceiling Painting
Why paint the ceiling?
There are a number of benefits to painting a ceiling. It can mask any imperfections or stains, complement other elements in your home—such as your walls—or emphasize the trim. The right shade can also make your ceiling look lower or higher depending on your intention.
What color should I paint my ceiling?
To add warmth to your room, consider painting the ceiling a color that is a few shades darker than your wall. However, you should avoid this if you have low ceilings as it will make them appear even lower. To make the room feel taller, paint the ceiling white. If you have wallpaper, choose a paint shade to match the color of the background of the print.
How long does it take?
The ceiling is the first part of a room that a painting contractor will work on. The time it takes will depend on how large the room. It will also depend on the number of coats, as they will need to wait a couple of hours in between each layer for the paint to dry.
How do I prepare my home?
Remove all of the furniture and possessions from the rooms that are being painted so that they don’t get damaged. If you have lighting fixtures, such as chandeliers or sconces, that can be removed, do this before the contractors arrive to ensure they don’t get in their way.
For professional interior painting, turn to the team at GM House Painting & Power Washing in Suffolk County, NY. For over 10 years, this licensed painting contractor has offered interior and exterior painting services to residential and commercial customers throughout Long Island and New York City. They also specialize in power washing and waterproofing services to help you improve the curb appeal of your home. Call (631) 255-5082 today to schedule an appointment with a painting contractor. Visit them online to browse their past projects.