How to Apply Textured Paint to the Ceiling

What You'll Need
Paints (textured paint ready mix)
Paint roller pans
Paint brushes
Plastic sheeting
Masking tape
Paint sprayers
Drop cloth (for floor covering)

Textured paint creates a different and engaging look for your house ceiling. If you are trying to get a faux stucco look finish on your ceilings, you just need to apply textured paint on it. Also, applying textured paint is a great means for hiding any flaws on the ceiling’s surface or even on your walls. Though textured painting is more time-consuming rather than regular painting, equipped with the right supplies and tools, you can give your home’s ceiling a stunning new look.

Step 1 – Prepare the Ceiling

You need to vacuum as much cobwebs and dust as possible from your home’s ceiling. Remember to avoid pulling the vacuum attachment  over the ceiling and lightning installations.

Step 2 – Choose the Paint

Select the color of paint you want to apply on your ceiling. You are free to choose something else other than white. Express and reflect your personality with the color of paint that you will apply on your ceiling.

Next, you have to measure the total area of your house’s ceiling. After, calculate how much amount of paint the entire area would require. Once you are sure with the textured paint quantity needed, you can now buy it from a home improvement center, paint store, hardware or lumberyard store.  

Take note that besides the textured paint, you also need to buy masking tape, paint rollers and brushes, plastic sheeting, and a paint sprayer.

Step 3 – Prepare Your Working Area

Remove first as many furniture as possible inside the room. It will avoid clutters and prevent paint spill on them. Wrap using plastic sheeting or drop cloth all floors along and other objects left inside the room. Also, cover the upper three feet of the room’s walls using plastic sheeting. You can simply staple or tape the plastic sheering in place.

Before starting to apply textured paint on your ceiling, you need to decide if you are going to use a spray machine or a roller. The roller process is tidier; hence you won't require plastic sheeting along the room’s walls. But the roller method is also more tiring and it is hard to attain full coverage of textured paint application on your ceiling. Employing a spray machine is quicker and offers better coverage. On the other hand, spray machine is messy and needs a little practice before using.

Step 4 – Apply Textured Painting

Cut in along the ceiling’s circumference if you intend to employ a paint roller. You can cut down along the edges using a disposable foam-rubber or a bristle brush. Roll paint to the ceiling’s field using a long-nap roller. Put on one or two coatings of textured paint.

Use a mask and cover yourself well if you are going to employ a spray machine. Ensure to employ even strokes and preserve a smooth distance from the ceiling’s surface as you paint. Take note that light passes using the sprayer is better than having a single pass which is too heavy.