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August 11th, 2016 by MichiganLiving 4 Awesome Tips on How To Paint Your Ceiling Safely and Easily

Painting any parts of the house requires great amount of time, effort and patience – most especially if you are doing the ceiling. Painting the ceiling is not only a tough task but also a risky one if you don’t know how to get it done safely and correctly. This is why some opt to hire services that will do the job.  But, if you prefer doing it yourself, here are few tips and advice that can surely help you out.


Use the right ladder.

Always remember that not all ladders are created equal. There are some that is specifically designed for painting job. Use tall ladder that has a tray attached into it where you can put your paint (can or tray) while doing the job.

Use the right paint brush.

Having the right tools and equipment truly helps a lot in getting things done, safely and easily.  Same thing goes with ceiling painting. A roller brush with long handle might be required to do the task. Make sure that you have it available before doing the job. Also, it’s best to buy an extra brush just in case the one you are using breaks down.

Take breaks and relax your shoulders from time to time.

Keep your shoulder relaxed at all times while painting the ceiling. Make sure that you take breaks from time to time as well. When you feel like your shoulder is going sore or tight, take a minute of break to release the tension. Get off the ladder and do some neck rolls, stretch your arms and shoulders.

Ask for help.

Ask few friend s of yours to help you out. Some may decline but some will surely say yes to help you with the painting job. Just make sure to repay them with something after the task is done. A fancy dinner or few shots at the bar will always do. Having someone around can also greatly help if accident occurs.

These tips and advice will not only make your task easier, they can also keep you away from danger while doing the job.


36 responses to “4 Awesome Tips on How To Paint Your Ceiling Safely and Easily”

  1. Jamie says:

    Painting is not one of my favorite tasks around the house and ceilings are especially bad! It really does make your back and shoulders sore if you do it for too long…a long massage is usually in order afterwards!

  2. tp keane says:

    I hated painting my ceilings, until I discovered the extendo pols you can attach your brush too. amazing.

  3. tara pittman says:

    Painting is not my favorite job. I do like new colors on my walls though, great tips.

  4. Jeanette says:

    I have yet to paint my house because I dread doing it so much. We need a little color house eventually we will be painting it. Wonderful tips.

  5. Cecile says:

    I like painting, but definitely not the ceiling! I hired a professional last time to paint and it was definitely worth it! Great tips.

  6. Jenny says:

    I make my husband paint the ceiling and I do the walls. it’s a fair trade off I think!

  7. Jenn says:

    These are great tips. I’m not very good at painting, not even the walls. So, I am thankful for any tips I can get.

  8. Painting is one of my least favorite chores to do around the house. The ceiling is the worst though especially in large rooms, these are great tips!

  9. Liz Mays says:

    I’ve never had to do a ceiling, but if I do, I’m pretty sure I’ll hire out for it. It’s a lot of work!

  10. Amy Jones says:

    Great tips! I remember this next time I decide painting my house!

  11. Painting ceiling is not that hard as long as they are not too high. I have painted so many ceiling i all the homes we have purchased. I’m so over it now and will hire people!

  12. Elizabeth O. says:

    It’s always nice to be able to paint the house on your own. Thanks for the tips on how to paint the ceiling! I’ve been thinking about a color change for some time now.

  13. Painting is one of my favorite activities. These are great tips for that!

  14. Bree says:

    Great tips. My husband *may* have piled furniture up, cartoon style, to paint our high walls (we have a cathedral ceiling).

  15. My favorite tip, ask for help. I have the worst shoulders so I would probably have someone paint myself for me, or supervise while they did it.

  16. This is perfect timing! I need to paint the ceiling in my room. Thanks for the tips!

  17. I think this would be hard. I really appreciate the advice as it’s on our list.

  18. victoria says:

    These are absolutely a great tips! I love the painting.

  19. Thankfully, my husband had OCD and I’m not allowed to paint anything. That makes me should hurt just looking at it.

  20. These are great pointers! We are thinking about painting soon, so I’m saving this post 🙂

  21. Nicole Escat says:

    I haven’t considered repainting our ceiling but these tips are great. I will keep this in mind.

  22. This is perfect timing. I need to paint my house soon. We have high ceilings and its going to be a pain. My dad used a broomstick on the roller to do the ceiling. I plan on doing the same.

  23. Niesha Byln says:

    Wow, I love these safety tips. My mom is about to hire a service, good thing I came across.

  24. Nikki Wayne says:

    I don’t think our ceiling needs to repaint. My grandma’s ceiling does so I will share this with here.

  25. Nicole Etolen says:

    What brilliant ideas you have. I am planning of repainting our ceiling in our kitchen and this post is very helpful!

  26. Sarah Bailey says:

    I have never had to paint a ceiling before and it looks like quite a task. I am not sure of tackling it on my own so I will definitely ask for help.

  27. Krystle Cook says:

    Thanks for all the tips to make this job that much easier! I have painted walls before and that was hard enough.

  28. I have only tried to paint my ceiling one time. That was enough for me. Next time, either another member of my family will do it, or I am calling a professional. Painting is for the birds!

  29. Echo says:

    These are really great tips. I have never had to paint a ceiling, so I wouldn’t know where to start!

  30. Glenda Kruse says:

    This post is so useful to me right now because I am painting my living room and hall way. Thank you for the information and video 🙂

  31. Rosey says:

    I’ve painted walls and ceilings, and even the exterior of our house. I think it’s relaxing sometimes to delve into the big projects for the house and paint gives you an instant facelift.

  32. I once painted the ceiling of my parents ensuite and while it was not a massive space, I can say it was truly taxing physically so this is a brilliant post to help people out

  33. CourtneyLynne says:

    Great painting tips! I suck at painting…. So I now hire people to do it. The last time I tried myself… Yeah…. My hubby still reminds me on how bad it was to this day lol

  34. Wildish Jess says:

    This is one task I haven’t tackled with painting yet. Thanks for the tips!

  35. Berlin says:

    This inspire me to paint our ceiling and aome of our walls. But the timing isnt all right as it is raining.

  36. We usually hire someone to do the job but I find it nice to read these tips like as if I’m going to do the job. One good point for taking breaks is when to do it, maybe a certain room first before taking a 10 minute smoothie? Yowza.

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