The easy way to paint your ceiling - must-read tips and tricks to teach you how to paint your ceiling while saving you time and making less mess!

The easy way to paint your ceiling - must-read tips and tricks to teach you how to paint your ceiling while saving you time and making less mess!

Perfect paint lines: tape 1/4 in above and below ceiling line. Caulk in between, smooth out with finger. Carefully remove tape before caulk dries. Perfect line, impossible to tell it's really caulking!

Perfect paint lines: tape 1/4 in above and below ceiling line. Caulk in between, smooth out with finger. Carefully remove tape before caulk dries. Perfect line, impossible to tell it's really caulking!

The easy way to paint your ceiling - must-read tips and tricks to teach you how to paint your ceiling while saving you time and making less mess!

The easy way to paint your ceiling - must-read tips and tricks to teach you how to paint your ceiling while saving you time and making less mess!

Lap Your Cut-In Onto the Walls - If you're planning to paint the walls too, lap the paint onto the walls a little bit. Then when you paint the walls, you can err on the side of leaving a little ceiling color showing when you cut in and it won't be noticeable. Some painters like to skip this cutting-in step and save time by mashing the roller into the corner instead, but this method is sloppy, builds up excess paint in the corner and can leave runs or a thick paint line on the wall.

Lap Your Cut-In Onto the Walls - If you're planning to paint the walls too, lap the paint onto the walls a little bit. Then when you paint the walls, you can err on the side of leaving a little ceiling color showing when you cut in and it won't be noticeable. Some painters like to skip this cutting-in step and save time by mashing the roller into the corner instead, but this method is sloppy, builds up excess paint in the corner and can leave runs or a thick paint line on the wall.

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