How to Paint a Shower Ceiling


Painting a ceiling is relatively easy if you have the proper tools and prepare well. Painting in the shower comes with the additional challenge that the room's moisture presents. To overcome this, you need to select the proper type of paint, one that will protect the ceiling from the moisture.

Things You'll Need

  • Masking tape
  • Plastic or cloth
  • Roller or paint sprayer
  • Paintbrush
  • Pick the right kind of paint. Bathrooms, like other damp areas, require paint that has some sheen. Semigloss paint is an example of such a paint.

  • Cover the floor and everything else in the bathroom with plastic or cloth. Cover the tops of door frames and windows, as well as windowsills, with masking tape. Put masking tape on the walls where the ceiling meets the wall to keep the paint from getting onto it. You may also want to remove lighting fixtures and ceiling fans, or paint around them.

  • Paint the edge of the ceiling where it meets the walls using your brush. Use a roller or a sprayer to paint the rest of the ceiling.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use the roller in a straight rather than a "V" or "W" pattern to get a more even application.
  • Don't press hard on the roller as this will create spots with too much paint.

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