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Painting a dark ceiling.

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vintageviolets Sat 12-Jan-13 18:43:43

Hi, I'm just wondering how hard it would be to paint a ceiling myself.

It is dark red, I would prefer it lighter ( probably white ) but will it be quite hard to cover?

Also would I use a roller or brush?

I'm considering paying someone to take the strain if I'm going to make it look worse!

PigletJohn Sat 12-Jan-13 19:19:42

it will take several coats of white

you can however kill the red by giving it a coat of grey

you use a roller, but brush the edges just before you roll them. You will probably get some paint on the walls, rub away any drips with a damp rag, and repaint the walls once the ceiling is dry. To get a neat line betweem wall and ceiling, use a small brush, well-filed with paint, after both ceiling and wall are dry. Use a damp sponge to clean off any excess before it dries.

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