Painting ceilings

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Painting ceilings

Preliminary work 

Previously painted surfaces must be cleaned of grease and dirt. Before painting, the old ceiling must be tested with a wet sponge to find out what type of paint it is covered with. Old adhesive paints or lime paints must be applied first, as they are soluble and cannot be overpainted. Suitable for this is Blocka Spärrfärg, which has a binding effect. Blocka Spärrfärg is also the right choice for ceilings with nicotine, soot or moisture stains. 

Apply the unevenness with a suitable putty. Gypsum board joints must first be reinforced with paper or fiber strips. Sand with dried putty. Wipe surfaces free of sanding dust. 


The ceilings are always painted with plenty of paint so that joints and streaks are not visible. Always paint the window towards the room. Avoid double strokes, paint the entire ceiling at once. As the paint is fine-grained, the paint must be re-smoothed after uniform application to achieve an even and covering surface. This means that the roll is pulled in the same direction in the wet colour with the same pressure and speed. This way all the grains are in the same direction and there is no patchy uneven appearance when light casts different shadows on the surface. Full matt marine paints Eminent 2 Takfärg or Eminent Pro 2RF Takfärg are recommended for minimum light reflection and warm light. 


In the case of solid mat paints, such as marine paints, care must be taken when rubbing the surface, as rubbing can cause an ugly change in gloss. In this case, it is easier to cover the surface with a new paint. Otherwise, use a mild detergent that is wiped off with a damp cloth. Black metal marks are removed with an eraser. Latex paints should never be cleaned with alcohol.