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Painting or repainting the ceiling can easily brighten up a room. But before you embark on this tiring task, you must choose the right paint to get an impeccable result. Here are a few tips.
A ceiling in good condition or cracked?
The choice of paint depends above all on the condition of your ceiling but also on the area of it. Thus, we will not choose the same paint based on a ceiling in good condition or a cracked ceiling.
Choose matt paints!
On the other hand, you should know that we will favor a matte paint because the satin or shiny formulas require a perfectly smooth ceiling: this type of paint will bring out irregularities. Taking this into account, you can perfectly use a paint normally intended for walls but do not use paint for ceilings on your walls because it is not made to resist the friction of clothing and hands.
Glycero or acrylic paint?
Be aware that you can use oil-based paint or acrylic paint. If you choose glycero, you should know that it is a more solid paint than acrylic but this one releases much more VOC (volatile organic compound). Acrylic is therefore healthier.
Preparing the ceiling: an essential step
Finally, be aware that your ceiling must be prepared before going to the painting stage. Depending on the condition of your ceiling, you will need to either apply the paint directly, or apply an undercoat, or wash and lightly sand with sandpaper. Note: when the product is said to be "monolayer", it is advisable to comply with this indication. Too much thickness could fragment and cause the paint layer to drop.