Useful Tips On How To Remove Stains From A Ceiling

It’s not unusual to have a leaky roof. Though the leakage can be plugged in, the ceiling inherits a big water stain due leakage. Ceilings with water stains look unpleasant. Fortunately, it’s not very difficult to get rid of stains on the ceiling due leakage.

You can’t really do away with that stain on the ceiling, leaving you with the next best option of covering it up. Use of stain blocking paint does the trick. The most recognized brand for this purpose is Kilz.

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Having had a lot many years of experience in home construction and its renovation, I wouldn’t claim to know everything there is to that, but I do have wide ranging knowledge in the field of remodeling. It’s not too difficult to paint a ceiling provided you prepare the surface well.

At the outset you should cover any surface not needing paint. Make use of painter’s tape at the junction of ceiling and wall or the joint of cornice molding and the ceiling. If you are going to paint your kitchen make sure that you cover all your cabinets. Floor and walls can be covered using throwaway drop cloths.

In case of ceilings with acoustic ceiling tiles, often referred to as drop ceiling, the best option is to replace the stained tiles with new tiles. That way you’ll save a lot of time.

There is bound to be some splattering of paint when you paint using a roller. It may not be visible, but it certainly is there. That makes it necessary to use safety glasses to keep your eyes safe from falling paint while painting. Likewise, you need to use a headgear like a cap or some other cover to prevent paint from falling directly on your head. It’s important to keep kids and pets away while painting.

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Different Types Of Paints

It’s very easy to use flat paint. In whatever manner you may use it, it looks the same. There is no need for you to maintain a wet edge while you paint along the ceiling or wall. Even if you miss any spot, it can be touched up later.

It’s quite tough to use glossy paints. You need to maintain a wet edge all the time. Finish the entire ceiling or wall without stopping. Any point needing touching with new paint after the paint has dried will be easily spotted as it will become more glossy than the rest of the surface.

In Conclusion

As already pointed out, painting of suspended ceiling isn’t a very tough job. The hardest part of painting is preparation of the surface. Make sure to cover everything before you really get stated with painting or you’ll end up covering items that needed no paint. Walls can also be painted the same way. It’s not difficult to see that painting of wall is easier as you are not over the entire room as in case of a ceiling.

Suspended Ceiling And Lighting

Ceiling lights and other accessories needed for suspended ceilings are bit different than the ones required for a normal ceiling. So, before you go to buy lights for your ceiling you should know if the ceiling at home or office is a normal one or a suspended type. Suspended ceilings are also known as false or drop ceilings.

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There are many types of dropped ceilings and different reasons encouraging their installation. For instance one design of suspended ceiling called the ‘plenum space’ is installed for HVAC return to facilitate cooling or heating using a duct system. Another reason prompting installation of such ceilings is that they conceal items like wires and cables, pipes and ducts, which could otherwise remain visible if you had a normal ceiling.

Originally, these were developed to cover the bottom of the floor for aesthetic reasons and for achieving 'acoustic' balance because the softer tiles underneath could deliver better sound reduction and absorption. For the first time Donald A. Brown created this design in 1958.

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Generally, a dropped ceiling is made of a grid or network of T shaped metallic channels that are snapped together to get a pattern on the ceiling. Each square so created is known as a cell and light tiles that fall in the network go to cover all the cells. Because the surface area of the tile is slightly more than the gap available in the grid, it stays in place due gravitational force. The ultimate look of the ceiling is as if made from squares, usually 2X2 or 2X4 square feet in area. If you tap on any of the tiles from below, it will lift up and only to fall back in place on its own. So, that’s an easy way to know if it’s a suspended ceiling, but they do come in different designs also.

When buying accessories like ceiling lights for such a suspended ceiling, you can get light that will just fit in the cells of the tile. Generally, it’s fine to use incandescent lights with suspended ceilings as bulbs may be too bright and become very hot. Likewise, you can have other items like fire sprinklers and speakers etc. for such ceilings. However, you need to ensure their correct size.

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There are other benefits to this kind of ceiling than just the convenience of installation and fitment of the ceiling itself and the lighting or other accessories. For instance, the tiles made from fire resistance materials, like mineral fibers, make them preferable. Further, this kind of ceiling provides easy access to maintenance of plumbing or wiring as compared to a concrete or plaster ceiling.

It is definitely helpful to have suspended ceilings at home or in office. You can also have suspended ceiling lights and such fittings as per your specifications.