Painting seems like the easiest of jobs when you think of it. A paintbrush and a roller are all you need to start kicking ass! Still, before embarking on this apparent picnic of yours, there are some basic steps you have to take into considerations. 

To have a flawless and beautiful interior, no detail should be overlooked. This article will explain why and how to paint the ceiling matt white.

Why matt paint for the ceiling?


Unlike a satin paint, a matt paint does not reflect light. It will absorb it and thus hide any imperfections in the ceiling. However, it should be noted that even though matt paint does not reflect light, it does not diminish the light and brightness inside the house.

A ceiling finish with matt paint is generally appropriate for any room in the house. However, matt paint is often not recommended for a bathroom ceiling if the ceiling height is low. Why not? Because matt paint does not tolerate constant humidity. It can happen that water is unintentionally sprayed on the ceiling while taking a shower, especially when using a flexible shower head.

Why choose the color white?

White can work for any room (small or large space, high or low ceiling, square or rectangular room, etc.). For a small space with a low ceiling, painting the ceiling white will visually enlarge the room.

On the other hand, a matt white paint will make the ceiling look like it is free of imperfections deepening or gaining height significantly since it optimizes the brightness as well as the lighting inside the house.

Good to know:

The white color comes in three different categories, namely warm white, cool white, and neutral white. These are distinguished by the hue that appears under natural light.

For example, warm white tends to have a yellow tint while cool white has a blue tint. As for neutral white, the hue varies depending on the amount of daylight.

How do I paint a ceiling matt white?


It is not difficult to paint a ceiling matt white. All you need is a stepladder, a roller for the center, and a flat brush to reach the corners and edges. Paint by the square foot along the length of the ceiling and then the width. Apply the paint according to the light to get a good view; in other words, face the window.

Things to consider:

Here are some tips you can follow before proceeding with the actual painting of the ceiling.

Clean the ceiling:

This step is essential. It involves removing mold and moisture from the ceiling. To do this, you can brush it with a mixture of white vinegar and clear water and finish with a clear water rinse.

Apply a primer:

Applying a primer to the ceiling before painting helps to minimize imperfections and make the paint uniform. Indeed, it happens that some parts are smooth and take the paint easily while others are porous, rough, and catch the paint with difficulty.

Covering and/or removing furniture and surfaces:

Since some materials can be difficult to clean, consider protecting your furniture, accessories and surfaces. We recommend that you cover surfaces and objects that you cannot remove from the work area.

Dress for the job


Painting is a messy job, so line your floor with old paper and dress with clothes that you won’t mind getting rid of. Wear an old pair of tennis shoes, a long sleeve tee, pants, a cap, and some goggles. Painting is a mess, and at the end of the day, the paint will fall, and this is a granted.

So, by preparing for the job, you are making sure that you aren’t messing up your home by lining your floor with old newspaper, and by wearing old clothes, you are ensuring that you aren’t ruining your best fit.

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