Indoor Painting of House
Im almost ready to paint the who inside of my house. We are either selling or moving out and renting and it has not been painted since it has been built in 1994. Well one room has been painted. Ive been doing the prep work and most of that so far has been patching up the corners and trying to get knock down splatter to match, so far so good.
Some areas of my ceiling go up around 14 feet so Im going to need a good step ladder. I was thinking about 14ft would do. Does that sound about right? I believe my neighbor has one that I can borrow and I was wondering is there some sort of tool,device, hanger or anything you can hang up a step ladder that will hold your paint for you? I don't believe his has anything like that.
My walls are knockdown texture, kind of moderate to heavy. I hate the stuff myself but it's there and I have to deal with it. What is the best roller type for this type of wall? I know they come in smooth and rougher types.
At first I was going to go with colors but then I started thinking that someone new in here might not like the colors so why not go with all white which is what it was when I bought it. Also, it's not an easy job cutting in where the wall meets the ceiling with that texture on the walls. It just isnt and no matter how careful you are, it's a slow painstaking job. I Know they make special ceiling paint but to eliminate the cutting in of the walls I want to use one color for everything. Is that ok to do? Let's say I pick an off white color, a nice wall paint. Can I use that on the ceiling?
What are a couple of the best paint brands to use? I have used Behr in the past but I see that is not popular here.
Last question. Looking up at the ceiling there are a couple of places where you can see where the sheet of drywall has fit in. Not major but just barely. I don't know if the tape cracked or what happened. Will paint hide that or will I need to do sonmething different for that. Im hoping that I do not have to get into sonething where I patch it and then would have to try to match the texture because up there that high, would be hard for me. Again the cracks are small.
Any advice would be so greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for all the help here I have been given.
Last edited by DoubleHumbucker; 10-21-2009 at 11:51 AM.