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Interior House Painting: Painting Slanted Ceilings

Interior House Painting: Painting Slanted Ceilings

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October 31, 2007

Painting slanted ceilings is a chore, but it may not be as difficult as you might think.  Of course, it is always a challenge to paint any ceiling, but once you figure out what colors you are using and how to design your paint color scheme, painting slanted ceilings is just like painting the walls.  There are a few things to think about before you start, specifically what colors you want to use for your walls and ceiling, and whether or not you want to distinguish between the ceiling and the wall.  If you do want to distinguish the ceiling from the wall, you need to know where that line should lie on the wall.

Choosing your colors for the walls and ceiling are an important part of painting slanted ceilings.  There are several options for your color scheme: you can choose the same color for the walls and the ceiling; you can choose two colors, one for the ceiling and one for the walls; or, you can choose three colors, one for the slanted ceiling wall, one for the other three walls in the room, and one for the ceiling itself.

Painting Slanted Ceilings

The benefit of choosing three colors is that you can draw attention to the slanted ceiling, which is generally a very interesting architectural aspect in a room.  Some people choose a lighter color for this wall and then a darker color for the other remaining walls and white or a coordinating color for painting the slanted ceilings.  Other people choose to put the darker color on the wall with the slant, and then use the light color on the other walls.  When more than one color is used on the walls, the ceiling is usually white.

Now you need to decide how to distinguish where to start painting slanted ceilings compared to where you paint the wall.  This requires the use of a laser level.  Place the level at the height you want the ceiling color to begin.  A good tip is to make the ceiling color line even with that of the other walls in the room.  Now use masking tape to mark where the wall and ceiling colors will change, and starting painting slanted ceilings!

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