Ceilings - Best Light To Paint With?

Old 03-10-14, 12:36 PM
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Ceilings - Best Light To Paint With?

Today, I painted the ceiling in my living room & dining room. I had one heck of a time seeing where I had already painted because of the light in the room. The wet edge was almost impossible to see and I'm prolly going to have to redo it.

I used a halogen light on top of an 6' step ladder to get a decent angle, but there was a bunch of light coming in from a north facing picture window with light reflecting off of the snow.

I used SW Eminence Ceiling paint and a Purdy White Dove cover.

Is there a trick for getting enough light at a good angle to see my progress better?

Old 03-10-14, 01:33 PM
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I've found that natural light usually works best. The main thing is to load your roller with a lot of paint and not try to stretch it too far. With enough practice you can paint a ceiling without looking at it the whole time ...... and then saves a lot of soreness in your neck!

What size nap are you using? does the ceiling have any texture? if so, what type?

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