Painting your ceiling is the fastest way to lighten and brighten a room. When it comes to choosing a ceiling paint, there are a couple of important things to consider. Is the room in a damp area of the house? Is the room prone to mould? How many coats do you want to paint? Dulux colours featured: Whisper White (ceiling and wall), Wasabi (beams) and Stilted Stalks (wall).
is suitable for the whole home, particularly damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and laundries. It gives one coat cover over light colours, and has a mould resistant formula with a ten-year guarantee against mould.
Now it's time to head to the store to pick up everything you need.
Undercoat/stain blocker (if required)
Paint pot – for cutting in
You're ready to paint. Follow these steps to get the best result.
Just like a wall, begin by cutting in where the roller won’t reach. Using a brush, paint around downlights and edges to create a border. Cut in small areas at a time to ensure when you eventually paint with a roller, it’s still wet and will blend smoothly.
Once you’ve loaded your roller evenly with paint, begin in one corner and move fluidly in a parallel motion. For best results, work in one metre sections painting across and then down. Roll as far into the previously brushed sections as possible for best results.
Now that you’ve finished a large section of your ceiling, and while it’s still damp, you can begin laying off the paint. This is a crucial step in achieving a smooth and consistent finish. Using an unloaded roller begin in the top left corner of your ceiling and gently pull towards you in a straight line with no pressure. A lightness of touch will prevent new brush strokes from forming. Repeat this action, only this time, slightly overlap your last movement so your roller rubs away the line created by the previous stroke.
Allow the first coat to dry and repeat the total process again with a second coat if required.
Lastly, stand back and admire your handy work. Well done!
The clean look of a white and neutral colour scheme can help open up the space in your bedroom. Adding warm neutral hues can make the space feel more inviting, while cool neutrals can add layers and depth inside your home.
Brown and grey are both neutral colours, so they naturally pair together in a room. Grey is a versatile colour that adds a soft and serene touch while earthy brown tones can bring a sense of cosiness and warmth to the room.
Sitting next to each other on the colour wheel, green and blue work together to create a harmonious scheme. Both naturally calming and relaxing colours, this palette can help turn your bedroom into a space that is perfect for rest and rejuvenation.
A feature wall is a great way to add a bit of colour and personality to the room. When choosing your wall, consider your space as a whole to find the best focal point. Avoid choosing a wall with windows that give the room it’s natural light, as these two focal points may clash.