As you have learned from the first half of this two-part article, you learned that painting bathroom ceilings is not as easy as you might initially think. In this second installment of the article about painting bathroom ceilings, Home Painters Toronto is going to answer a few more of your questions to hopefully provide you with the information that you are looking for:
Everything You Need to Know About Bathroom Ceiling Painting
How Do You Paint Over Mildew on the Ceiling?
Here’s the thing – while you certainly can paint over mildew on your bathroom ceiling, it’s actually pointless to do it because the problem will recur later. The best thing to do is to work on eradicating the mildew first. You can try vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, or borax to remove the vinegar. Remember not to mix vinegar with bleach as that could produce poisonous gas.
Once you get them out completely, you can apply a mold-resistant primer before layering on a coat of the paint colour that you want.
Can You Paint Over Water-Stained Ceiling?
Professional painters advise against it. You should always remove any stains on the surface before painting over it because you can bet the stain will reappear after a while, and you’ll end up having to repaint the ceiling. There are also different types of primers available that you can use to make sure that you won’t be dealing with the same issue after a while. The important thing to do is to deal with the root of the problem, have that addressed, and then apply a good primer before repainting the ceiling.
Are There Waterproof Paint Products for Bathroom Ceilings?
You want the most durable paint for your bathroom – waterproof, if possible. Your best bet is a semi-gloss finish because that’s technically waterproof. But because of its high-shine finish, it can look unattractive. Flat or eggshell paints may not be waterproof in the real sense, but they are water-resistant and look significantly better.
What’s the Best Shade of Paint for Bathroom Ceilings?
If you want your bathroom to look larger than it is, you should opt for a bright shade for the ceiling. Painting it white is a good idea, especially if you’re applying the same colour on the walls or if you have light-coloured walls. An excellent idea for the wall paint is to mix white and the colour you want in an 80 to 20 percent ratio if you plan to use white for your ceiling.
Should You Paint the Ceiling First or Last?
• It doesn’t matter if it’s the bathroom, the bedroom, or any room in the house for that matter – you should always paint the ceiling first, followed by the walls. This will ensure that even if paint from the ceiling trickles down the walls, it’s not going to be a problem because you’re still going to paint the walls anyway. Painting the ceiling before the wall will also instantly make the room feel bigger or smaller, depending on the paint colour you choose.
• Painting the bathroom ceiling is a little more complicated than the other parts of the house because you have to consider factors like humidity, moisture, and others. You are also more likely to deal with mold and mildew, which means you couldn’t simply apply paint without addressing those problems first. For these reasons, it’s highly recommended that you hire professional house painters in Toronto to do the job for you.
• Home Painters Toronto has been providing reliable services to residential and commercial clients in the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario for 30 years now. Our reliable painters in Toronto have been rated #1 in Southern Ontario for four years straight, so you can trust our team to do a flawless painting job. Contact us today for a quote!
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