Prep and Dust the Ceiling
- Cover everything in the room that will be exposed to possible paint spattering. Wear a dust mask, safety goggles and hair covering.
- Dust the ceiling, using a feather duster.
- Use a segmented foam roller when painting a textured ceiling.
Paint Over the Popcorn Ceiling
Paint in one direction and stop. Don't roll back and forth because once the popcorn gets wet it starts to peel.
For stains, roll or spray paint the stained spot, with the same color the ceiling will be painted with, and let dry completly before painting the entire ceiling.
If there is a spot that needs a bit more paint, the best solution is to wait for the first coat to dry and then repeat the process.