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Add texture to a ceiling by applying compound to it and creating patterns with knives, sponges or paintbrushes. Add granules to paint to texture a ceiling with a paint roller.


Cleaning a textured ceiling requires a light hand, according to Home Guides at SFGate. First remove dust and spider webs, and then clean any spots on the ceiling. You need goggles, a broom, bleach, water, a spray bottle and textured paint.


Textured ceiling designs are patterns or textures created in a ceiling using joint compound to hide imperfections and blemishes, according to Mike Bell's Drywall School. Made using a variety of tools and patterns, textured ceiling designs range from simple swirls or sand textures to the more intrica


To apply a textured ceiling, tape the edges, cover the floors and walls with drop cloths, blend the paint with the texture mix, and pour the mixture into a hopper. Finish by carefully spraying the mixture onto the ceiling. Before applying the paint, repair any damage, and prime the area.


Some different types of ceiling textures are popcorn, mud swirl and slapbrush. The popcorn-type ceiling is a bit messy to apply and must be applied with a machine. Effects such as glitter can be added to enhance the ceiling's attractiveness.


Builders often use textured ceilings in homes. When these surfaces are damaged, they require special techniques to repair them. You need a stud finder, 3/4-inch lumber, a small piece of replacement drywall, joint compound, drywall tape, screws to attach the patch and an appropriate ceiling-texture r


The best ceiling paints are Valspar Color Changing Ceiling Paint, Rust-Oleum Zinsser Ceiling Paint and Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint, according to Bestcovery.com. Pratt & Lambert Pro-Hide Silver Interior Latex Ceiling Paint is also one of the best.


To easily paint a ceiling, remove all items in the room, use painter's tape to achieve a neat paint job and choose the appropriate ceiling paint. Additionally, prepare the necessary tools, including a trim brush, stepladder and a roller with an extension pole.


The best paint for bathroom ceilings has a semi-gloss finish. This finish holds up to wear over time, is washable and resists mildew. Ceilings in any room tend to gather mildew as the heat and moisture rise, but the bathroom contains more steam and humidity than many other areas.


Applying masking tape around the perimeter of a ceiling while painting prevents a sloppy edge between the walls and ceiling. Use a long-handled paint roller to easily reach all areas of the sealing. Holding the roller at an angle prevents paint from dripping onto your head and clothing.