Is your room in dire need of a ceiling makeover? Whether it’s cracked, stained, dirty, or simply in need of a facelift, there are several different choices available from a professional Orlando painting company for all of your beautification needs. In this article, we’re going to explore a few of the options available to you to help make your functional room aesthetically pleasing.

Paneling

There are several materials available to panel your ceiling, including plywood panels, solid wood, tongue-and-groove board, and mineral-fiber planks, which imitate wood.  Paneling is generally a two-person job, best left to the Orlando painting professionals, since most panels are 4 x 8 feet.  Nail the panels to the ceiling joists.  You can also use construction adhesive for added insurance.  Fiber planks can give you the same wood paneling look without the bulk.  Similar in composition to acoustical tile, these 6 inch-wide planks weigh about 20 ounces and can easily be installed by one person.  All of these materials can be painted or stained, depending on the look you want to achieve.

Pressed-Tin Panel

If you have an older home or a loft-style apartment, you may want to consider pressed-tin panels for your ceiling makeover.  Over the last ten years, this folksy style has soared in popularity.  Pressed-tin panels usually come in 2 x 4 sheets weighing about 4 pounds each, so it’s best to leave installation to your selected Orlando painting technicians.  They will nail up furring strips around the room’s perimeter, and every 12 inches across the ceiling.  Use regular 1-inch nails to attach the panels to the furring strips.  Lay-in panels for suspended ceilings are available as well.  Pressed-tin panels come in several patterns to match your décor.  They can be painted and/or sealed after installation.

Drywall / Popcorn Ceiling

When installing drywall or popcorn ceilings, it’s important to repair any cracks or other damage first. Use drywall tape and mud to repair cracks, and cover stains thoroughly with a product such as B.I.N. or Killz. Spackle any small holes or blemishes in your existing drywall.  If hanging new drywall, you will need the help of a professional Orlando painting company; the sheets are large and heavy. Make sure they attach the sheets to the ceiling joists by counter-sinking your drywall screws. Applying a finish such as popcorn texture can add visual interest to the room.  However, this is a job best left to a professional, since applying the popcorn finish can be difficult.

Your ceiling is a strong focal point in the aesthetic appeal of the room. If you’re unsure how to improve your ceiling’s appearance, contact a professional drywall and ceiling company. For expert Orlando ceiling care, contact the professionals at New Ceilings, Inc. Our customers’ satisfaction is our top priority, and every job done is done with the utmost care and a professional demeanor.