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Each ceiling has its own painting! Glycero or acrylic? It all depends on the desired rendering. Then comes the choice of finish: mat, shiny or satin, it also depends on the level of resistance expected. As for beams and wet rooms, we give you all our advice!
- What paint should I choose for my ceiling? - What finish should I choose for painting my ceiling? - What paint should I choose for the beams of my ceiling? - Paint a ceiling in color - The special case of kitchens and bathrooms
1. What paint should I choose for my ceiling?
There are mainly two types of paint suitable for painting a ceiling: * Acrylic paint: probably the most used and the easiest to apply. It is however not very resistant because it is not washable. If you choose acrylic paint, choose a two-layer paint to avoid streaks. * The glycerol paint: more difficult to apply and full of harmful solvents, the glycerol paint nevertheless offers a smoother finish. It takes longer to dry than acrylic paint, but is washable and particularly resistant. Good to know: you will need to provide an undercoat as well as two coats of paint to leave no trace. No need to specify that you will need a stable stepladder, suitable brushes and good protection for your furniture and your floor!
2. What finish should I choose to paint my ceiling?
* Matt finish: ideal for an old ceiling, the mat finish does not reflect light and therefore erases the defects of the painted surface. Felt atmosphere at the rendezvous. However, this finish is delicate, fragile and difficult to maintain. * The satin finish: in addition to its silky appearance, the satin finish is very resistant and can therefore be applied to all walls and ceilings of the house. * The glossy finish: even more resistant than the satin finish, the glossy finish is particularly recommended for window frames and wooden strips. It captures light particularly well and therefore enlarges the space but lets appear the defects of the painted surface.
3. What paint should I choose for the beams of my ceiling?
Once is not custom: for each support its adapted painting. Exposed beams therefore require painting for wood. Depending on the paint chosen, you may need to apply a primer as an undercoat, which will limit the absorbency of the wood and therefore facilitate the adhesion of the paint. advice : painting beams in white makes the room lighter and more spacious. Gray is also a good alternative.
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4. Paint a ceiling in color
© Cyril Lignac We have not found a better way to lower a ceiling that is too high and thus rebalance the room. The safe tip? Choose a color in shades, slightly lighter than that of the walls. Thus, no visual disruption, but a softened atmosphere and a less cramped room. Do you prefer taking risks? In this case, if your ceiling height is more than 2m30, you can paint it with a sharp, dark color: a very aesthetic choice! In addition, under the eaves, painting the ceiling can also be a solution to change the perception of space.
5. The special case of kitchens and bathrooms
Kitchen and bathroom are humid rooms, often prone to splashes, which require special attention. They indeed need a suitable paint, both on the walls and on the ceiling. On the latter, prefer a glycerol paint, particularly resistant and with a satin or gloss finish, they are also very resistant.