ceilings project

Painting your ceiling is the fastest way to lighten and brighten a room. When it comes to choosing a ceiling paint, there are a couple of important things to consider. Is the room in a damp area of the house? Is the room prone to mould? How many coats do you want to paint?

Ceilings refresh project ideas

Dulux Ceiling White is perfect for living rooms, bedrooms and hallways. It has a mould resistant formula with a five year guarantee against mould, and is low odour and low VOC.

Dulux Ceiling White NeverMiss lets you see where you have painted as the coat turns from pink to white. It is a one coat application product, but is not suitable for damp areas.

Dulux Ceiling White +PLUS Kitchen&Bathroom is suitable for the whole home, particularly damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. It gives one coat cover over light colours, and has a mould resistant formula with a ten year guarantee against mould.

What you will need

Now it's time to head to the store to pick up everything you need.

  • Your selected Dulux Ceiling paint
  • Undercoat/stain blocker (if required)
  • High quality synthetic filament brush for cutting in
  • Medium nap (10-18mm) synthetic roller
  • Paint pot – for cutting in
  • Roller tray
  • Roller extension pole
  • Drop sheets
  • Painter’s tape

Time to paint

You're ready to paint. Follow these steps to get the best result.

  1. First step is to follow the preparation steps in the prep guide.
  2. Just like a wall, begin by cutting in where the roller won’t reach. Using a brush, paint around downlights and edges to create a border. Cut in small areas at a time to ensure when you eventually paint with a roller, it’s still wet and will blend smoothly.
  3. Once you’ve loaded your roller evenly with paint, begin in one corner and move fluidly in a parallel motion. For best results, work in one metre sections painting across and then down. Roll as far into the previously brushed sections as possible for best results.
  4. Now that you’ve finished a large section of your ceiling, and while it’s still damp, you can begin laying off the paint. This is a crucial step in achieving a smooth and consistent finish. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your ceiling and gently pull towards you in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new brush strokes from forming. Repeat this action, only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke.
  5. Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat if required.
  6. Lastly, stand back and admire your handy work. Well done!

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