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How to brighten up a room by painting a wooden ceiling

How to brighten up a room by painting a wooden ceiling

Over the years, we have painted many ceilings, some of which have been wooden ceilings. In some cases, the owners of the house have toiled with the idea of painting their wooden ceiling wondering whether it’s a good idea.

Why paint a wooden ceiling?

Painting wooden ceilings works especially well in rooms with poor lighting as it increases, by far, the amount of light penetration and light refraction in any dull room. As you can see in the images below, in the first photo the light is supplied with a flash, in the second photo, a flash was not necessary due to the newly painted wooden ceiling.

Things to consider when painting a wooden ceiling

When one paints a wooden ceiling it is important to note that any imperfections that are in the ceiling are being hidden by the wood colour, such as cracked knots in the wood or gaps between the tongue and groove, will instantly show when you start painting the wood. Due to this, filler and caulking are also needed after the first undercoat to fill and caulk all imperfections. This is done before all other undercoats and the finish coat.

Examples of rooms brightened by painting the wooden ceiling by Impressions Painting and Decorating

In the examples below, four coats in total were needed – three undercoats and one coat of finish satinwood – which resulted in a much brighter room.

Pictures speak a thousand words! Our clients never looked back and were delighted as the light in both rooms was greatly increased. Also, the ceilings appeared to be lifted somewhat – overall a great result!

A wooden ceiling before being painted to brighten the room by Impressions Painting and Decorating in Cabinteely

A wooden ceiling after being painted by Impressions Painting and Decorating in Cabinteely which completely brightened the room 

A wooden ceiling in a sitting room before being painted by Impressions Painting and Decorating

After photo of a sitting room which looks much brighter after the wooden ceiling was painted by Impressions Painters and Decorators

Are you thinking of painting your wooden ceiling to brighten a room?

Then call Paul at Impressions Painting and Decorating on 0872704879 or use the contact form.

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