A fter days of tedious work on plaster ceiling installation or plaster ceiling repair, the thought of finally being able to paint the ceiling is like seeing the rainbow after the rain. It is just so liberating to be able to pick a color that your ceiling will have for a very long time and apply it by yourself. We believe that this is also the reason why when someone hires professionals to do their ceiling, the job ends as soon as the last coat of plaster becomes dry.

Plaster Ceiling Painting Malaysia

Do you perhaps want to learn how to paint plaster ceiling in bathroom or in any room in your home? From what paint to use to how to apply and coat, here are some tips for painting plaster ceiling:


  • Considering that you plan to begin painting plaster ceiling right after the installation is done and all of your furniture are out of the way, lay down plastic sheets and drop cloths on the floor. You can also cover the windows and the door. As for the plaster ceiling coving and light fixtures, you can tape them off while you are painting.
  • When choosing the paint, it is not only the color that matters, but the quality of the latex paint as well. Purchase the paint that is full acrylic – this is the best for painting plaster ceiling.
  • Use a high quality primer that says ‘alkaline-resistant’ so that the paint cannot absorb the alkaline from the plaster and therefore peel off or fade. The primer will also act as the lath base for the actual paint.
  • A common misconception of first-time painters is that you can start painting plaster ceiling any way you want to start. However, the right way to do it is by working your way in from the edges with a flat brush before dipping your roller to the tub of paint of your choice.
  • Since the texture of plaster ceiling is not always smooth, you may have to spend a lot of time going after every nook and crevice of your ceiling with your trusted paint brush. When you are done with that, you can add another or several coatings of the paint if need be.
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Painting plaster ceiling is fun yet equally tiring for your neck and arms due to the fact that you have to always look up to see if you are doing a good job or if your roller is already painting the upper part of the wall and not the ceiling. Nevertheless, your hard work will be paid off once you see that your job has been well done.