Paint a ceiling fast with this easy to follow step by step guide.
The first step is to protect the whole room. Remove all furniture from the floor and cover with an extra protective, double dust sheet; tape this down with masking tape. Use a very good UV tape to cover detail, like skirting board, door frames, lighting etc.
Protection for yourself is also essential, as you will need it! - Wearing a protective suit, a form of headwear and safety glasses, will go a long way to keep you clean.
Ceilings aren't as prone to damage, dirt or dust as the other parts of a property - Though damage and cracks, particularly near architraves can still, and do occur - For professionals, we would recommend a caulking gun to fill in the defects, before moving on to the final step of preparation.
Mask, with a good UV tape any areas that aren't subject to painting. A good shake of the paint tin will ensure a smooth finish, but stir if necessary.
Pour your emulsion into a tray, suitable for one hand and begin cutting in around the architraves and light fittings.
Work in 1m segments when cutting in with the brush.
The most efficient way to tackle the 'most part' of a ceiling is to use an extended pole attached to your roller. Work, based on width for the first coat and length for the second. Apply the paint using a 'W' motion, by the wet edge technique - Apply your loaded roller 30cm away from your last painted edge and in a 'W' motion.