Sprayer Guide – Newsletter December, 2017

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Painting Cove Ceilings

7 Reasons to Use Top-Grade Paint

Painting Cove Ceilings

Painting Cove Ceilings

Painting cove ceilings is a job that is often avoided by homeowners simply because they are not sure how to go about doing it properly.

A cove ceiling, or coved ceiling, is one that curves gently up and essentially becomes the ceiling.

This can be a very difficult thing to deal with when you are looking for a way to decorate the room with either paint or wallpaper.

Some of the questions that homeowners often ask are about how to distinguish between the wall and the ceiling, and how to paint the ceiling correctly.

Painting cove ceilings is an easy thing to do. You will want to be sure that you use painter’s masking tape if you are painting the coved wall one color and are using a different color for the other walls.

Also, if you are painting the wall one color and distinguishing the ceiling by painting it another color. You will want to use a laser level to draw a straight line where the paint color will change.

Then use painter’s masking tape to mark where the wall paint color will stop and the ceiling color will begin.

Painting Cove Ceilings vs Tray Ceiling

Painting cove a ceiling is just like painting any other ceiling. Most cove ceilings do not have stucco on them, so there is no reason to be particularly gentle about the brush strokes.

You do want to make sure you use a primer coat, however, as some ceiling material is very absorbent.

Make sure your brush is coated with paint but is not dripping wet. Otherwise, you may end up with paint in your eyes or mouth.

If you want the wall and ceiling to be all one color, painting a cove ceiling is simple: use a lighter color and just follow the wall up and cover the ceiling with the same color.

The trick comes when you want to distinguish between the ceiling and the wall. This will require you to determine exactly where that change in color will come.

If only one wall has a cove, you will want to make the line equal to where the ceiling hits the other walls.

7 Reasons to Use Top-Grade Paint

Here are 7 good reasons to use a top-grade paint brand:

  1. It lasts longer.
  2. It’s easier to clean up without damaging the paint.
  3. It covers the old wall color better saving you application time (self-priming).
  4. The color tones are often richer.
  5. Top grades of paint usually have mildew inhibitors in them, allowing you to use them in bathrooms and other areas that have high moister.
  6. The top grade interior paints hold their color better over time.
  7. The satisfying feeling that you put the very best into your interior painting project.