How to Paint a Ceiling

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Dust mask
  • Lambswool roller cover – Roller sleeve
  • Paint roller
  • Painters tape
  • Paint tray
  • Rags
  • Roller tray
  • Sanding pole
  • Paintbrush

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Ceiling paint
  • Stain-blocking primer
  • Dropcloth