Paint walls and ceilings


When painting or chiselling, walls and ceilings are often used in one pass. What you need and how to paint walls and ceilings efficiently, you can read here.

Painting or whitening walls is still the classic coating of walls. Although techniques such as glazing or marbling a wall are being used more and more often, painting walls and ceilings is still the top priority.

You must pay attention to this before painting

We offer you in the house journal numerous instructions for painting a wall. Therefore, we want to go into other details here. Because usually there is also an old painting. That means you have to paint over walls as well. Therefore, we would like to discuss the following points:

  • Types of wall paints and their properties
  • Quality of the wall color
  • needed tool
  • Quality from the tool

Types of wall paints

A lot has happened here. Until a few years ago mainly emulsion paints were used. These have, depending on the consideration, but different advantages and disadvantages. This makes it easy to clean a wall that has been painted with a dispersion wall paint, as this paint is washable.

However, in return, that also means that it is not particularly vapor permeable. The building substance must absorb and release moisture, ie control the room climate. Only then does a comfortable indoor climate emerge. Not to mention wet walls.

The trend is therefore increasingly towards diffusion-permeable wall paints, as well as to colors that are sometimes used over centuries. As an example, the liming of walls or lime paint is mentioned. So you should always choose the wall colors so that they fit perfectly to the building fabric.

Quality of wall colors

"Who buys cheap, buys twice". This truism is partly true for cheap wall colors. You will be able to achieve a good result, but to cover the color, you will have to paint at least twice, while high-quality paint is usually sufficient for a perfect and opaque result.

In addition, high-quality wall paint does not spray so extremely. Since you also want to dangle blankets, a not insignificant argument, if you do not want to constantly get splashes of paint in the face.

Required tools and their quality

For most wall colors you need the following tools:

  • a lambskin roll
  • a long paintbrush
  • a painter grid for stripping the role

Cheap lambskin rollers often do not evenly distribute the color. Make sure you have a good cover for a high quality. The pile length of the coat should be in the middle range. Incidentally, most sheepskin rollers are an artificially made lambskin.

Painting ceilings and walls

First, the ceiling is painted. For sure it will come to splashes and dripping paint. If you were to paint the walls first, these splashes would be easy to see. Especially if you work with different colors.

As always, edges, corners, window and door frames and electrical boxes should first be painted with a brush. Finally, the large areas with the role.

Tips & Tricks

Always wet in wet. That is, you overlap the individual paths that you stroke in sequence. In addition, you cross with the Lambskin role as well as with the paintbrush criss-cross. This is the only way to create a uniform surface, as the color is better layered.

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