Still on the task of catching up with old posts, here’s something we did a couple months back: painting the upstairs ceilings. The entire Pine Tree home’s ceilings need a paint refresh, so we decided to start with the upstairs because we’re renovating the bedrooms there for our son and daughter. It’s probably been about 10 years since the last time they received a fresh coat of paint, judging from the dingy tinge, and how much of a difference can be seen between the new paint and the old. For this project we headed to Home Depot and chose Glidden Ceiling Paint, just a basic interior ceiling latex. It’s pre-tinted a pink color that dries white, so you know where you’ve recently painted. It got some bad reviews, and I think the reason why is that the folks who got bad results probably didn’t mix the paint thoroughly enough. It really requires careful mixing of the pink tint (which floats on top) into the paint base. I mixed it for at least 5 minutes before I was satisfied that it was ready to use. There should be no streaks of tint whatsoever. Taking the time to do this will eliminate the potential for bad results. I had no problems with this paint. Painting a popcorn ceiling is a challenge, and the paint doesn’t go as far as they say, but that’s because a heavily textured ceiling needs a thick coating in certain areas. Time for the pics:
It’s easy to adjust to the dingy color without realizing just how dingy it is! A fresh coat of ceiling paint helps brighten a room and make it more cheerful. I’m glad we got a large portion of the ceiling done before the cold weather set in. Until next time, ciao!