SAFETY -- YOUR FIRST PRIORITY
Don't skip the safety precautions
just to save a few extra hours or dollars.
It is important to have the
proper equipment and helpers
when attempting a project such as this.
A paint sprayer --painting gun--is not a toy.
Always point the gun towards the
ground away from any
person or body part.
If paint is injected into the body, serious
physical harm and
possible death can occur.
Compare the costs and
risks of doing it yourself
or hiring a professional to
do a project this size.
How to paint high ceilings--
A Summary of Steps
- Prime the ceiling with a primer specifically made to adhere to the ceiling material and previous coating.
If you are unsure, ask a quality paint store for suggestions.
- Allow the ceiling to dry for a day.
Spray the ceiling with the finish coat of paint.
It is important to have the proper equipment
and at least one other mature individual present
when attempting a project this size.
- The scaffolding should be in good repair and stable. The wheels should attach securely to the frame and rotate freely. Make sure the brakes on the wheels work. It's worth the price to rent a scaffold from a reliable rental company who checks their equipment.
- The pump and line should be free of contaminants and in good working order. If you are renting a pump, ask the rental company for instructions. Know how to use the sprayer before you get on the scaffolding.