Two tone painting walls and ceiling.

Questions & AnswersCategory: Painting Walls and CeilingsTwo tone painting walls and ceiling.
Jeff Thurman asked 10 years ago

We are building a house approx. 4000 sq ft. We would like to do the ceiling white and the walls another color since we have a very large area to do. Is it possible to shoot both with a spray gun and if so which one would you spray first and how would you mask it off?

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Crowder Painting answered.

It is possible but difficult. Spray all primer first then the ceilings. Masking is problematic at best. If you allow the ceiling paint to dry overnight you can mask with 12 inch paper or 2 foot plastic film.

It is also possible to shield the ceiling while spraying the walls. In this case you would want to use cardboard shields with a holder attached to a roller pole. This is a 2 person job but very doable if your skills with a sprayer are good.

In both cases there will be some touch-up and possible cutting-in where the ceiling meets the walls. It all depends on the masking and the texture you are dealing with.