Good options for a basement ceiling include suspended ceilings, wood ceilings, metal or black ceiling tiles and bead board ceilings. Each of these options suits different styles or purposes and can create a finished look for a basement.
Make a basement ceiling more attractive by painting everything a single color, installing a drop ceiling or hanging drywall. Most basement ceilings have plumbing pipes and electrical wires running between the floor joists, but covering them or simply making them less noticeable helps the space look
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.
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.
To fix low ceilings in a basement, homeowners can typically either lift the whole house or dig the basement down. While building codes vary, most basements need ceiling heights of at least 7 feet. Consult with a building inspector and contractor before beginning work to ensure all codes are met.
The standard method of insulating a basement ceiling is installing fiberglass batt insulation between basement ceiling joists, according to Dr. Energy Saver Home Services. Fiberglass batt insulation is commonly used because it is affordable, readily available and fairly easy to install.
To paint a basement floor, repair any cracks in the floor, sweep and wash the floor, apply epoxy-based primer and apply two layers of epoxy paint. You need to preheat the floor to between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit before painting.
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.
The most important materials needed to paint a ceiling are drop cloths, a stepladder, a screwdiver, safety goggles and an old hat. The other materials needed are necessary for any painting project: a paint tray, a roller cage and cover, an extension handle, painter's tape and rags.
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.