How does one go about painting stucco ceilings?
If you’ve decided not to flatten your stucco ceiling, people often wonder if it’s possible to paint stucco ceilings. And the answer to that question is yes! People worry that you can’t paint textured ceilings because the stucco will fall right off. The thing is, you do have to be careful of this issue, but there are certainly ways around it.
It’s all in the prep work, your painting materials and technique. Let’s take you through the step-by-step process of how to paint stucco ceilings. And if you’re curious as to how much it would cost to have your stucco ceiling painted professionally, you’re looking at anywhere from $1,000 – $1,500.
Step #2: Find out if your stucco ceiling has been painting before
In terms of how to paint a stucco ceiling, it’s vital to find out if your popcorn ceiling has been previously painted.
- If your stucco ceiling looks sealed and rather smooth, it has most likely been painted before. When examining your popcorn ceiling and you find it to be sharp and kind of pointed, it may not have been previously painted.
- If you still can’t quite tell if your stucco ceiling has been painted before, we have another tip for you. Go to a corner of your room and run your finger along the edge of your popcorn ceiling. If your stucco ceiling flakes away fairly easily, it’s likely that it hasn’t been painted before.
- In this process, do not wash your stucco ceiling! This will not only create a huge mess, but it will likely change the appearance of your stucco ceiling as well.