Painting skylight wells, alcoves and an irregular ceiling

Questions & AnswersCategory: Interior Painting QuestionsPainting skylight wells, alcoves and an irregular ceiling
M'liss Hinton asked 7 years ago

I have questions about ground rules surrounding how to paint deep skylight wells, recessed alcoves and an irregular cathedral ceiling. Specifically:

  1. Should deep skylight wells be painted the color of the walls (a popular greige) or left white?
  2. In alcoves on either side of a floor to ceiling fireplace, should all sides of the alcove be painted, i.e., top, sides and back?
  3. For an irregular cathedral ceiling, I’d like to share a photo of the ceiling lines to demostrate how I need help knowing when to leave the ceiling white and when to paint the greige color. If you’re open to my sending a photo, please let me know.
1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.
  1. Skylight should be painted same as the ceiling.
  2. Alcoves, yes these should be painted.  A possibility is to use an accent color if it will look good.
  3. Sometimes vaulted ceilings can be a “pain.”  Generally, wall color on all vertical surfaces with horizontal surfaces getting the ceiling color. 
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