A pale ceiling doesn’t give you the feeling that you deserve. Because you made that new ceiling for a reason and that is to make it look better than your previous one.
To make it look better and all suited up for the room, you can apply dry fall paint on the ceiling. Now, you might be wondering, can you roll dry fall paint on it?
Well, you can roll dry fall paint on the ceiling. To clear your thought more on the topic, we’ve gathered all the information that we could and we’ll show you how you can do it.
As the dry fall paint got your back, we got your back too. So, let’s dive in and check out what we have for you-
What’s Dry Fall Paint?
In the beginning, you have to know first what the dry fall paint really is. You see, dry fall is a special type of paint or coating that is meant for spraying.
It’s an industrial product mainly used on ceilings. But you can also use it on interior walls of condominiums, stores, warehouses, and other commercial and industrial buildings.
Alkyd, Latex, Acrylic, etc are the various types of dry fall paint that you’ll find available in the market. These various types of paint mean that the dry fall paint can be spread on a variety of surfaces like gypsum, aluminum, steel, and wood.
Also, the overspray from the dry fall coatings is designed to dry very quickly in order to avoid any overspray damage.
Can Your Roll Dry Fall Paint?
Even though dry fall paint is meant to be sprayed on the surface of the ceiling, you might be wondering if you can roll it on the surface or not.
Well, yes, you can roll dry fall paint. But it’s better not to roll it at first.
You see, if you spray the dry fall paint on a significant surface at first, it’s better for you. Why not roll at first you ask?
Because when you spray the dry fall on the surface, the spraying makes sure that the dry fall paint gets to every place and areas that you need them to be.
Spraying can let it spread to places that you might not be able to reach by rolling. However, you can roll on after you’ve added the first layer by spraying. It’ll make the surface smoother.
So, you can give both the rolling and spraying a try.
How to Apply the Paint?
Now, we’re going to show you how you can apply the paint on the surface by spraying and rolling both.
- First, you need to cover up the portions that you don’t want the paint to reach. Even though the paint becomes powder before touching the ground, it’s better to take precautions.
- Now, you need to pressure wash the surface. However, if you have a newly built surface, you might not need a wash.
- You should also consider sanding the surface using a grinder or you can scratch it manually. It’ll make the surface smooth and then you need to brush it to remove the dust. That’ll help the paint to sit in place more perfectly and for more time.
- If you have a wooden surface, you might need to use a good quality primer. Also, if you have an iron surface, you’ll need a primer on some spots.
- Remember to check the surface’s condition before you start painting it.
- Then, you need to apply the paint using a paint sprayer. You need to make sure that you got smooth movements while spraying. Also, make sure that you are keeping an appropriate distance so the coating doesn’t get to you.
- Now, you need to spray at every place on the surface. You must make sure that you have no points left to spray on.
- After adding the first layer of paint by spraying, you can start rolling the dry fall paint. Just make sure that you rolled the dry fall paint after the first layer of spray has dried.
- You need to let it sit for some time now. You’ll notice that the surface looks smoother than ever now. Afterward, you can caulk on the paint if you want.
Things to Keep in Mind
You shouldn’t use alkyd dry fall paint on galvanized metal surfaces. However, if you do use it, after a while you’ll notice that there’s saponification occurring.
That’s a chemical reaction the is also known as zinc soap. If we say it in other words, the paint will detach from the surface and you’ll need to strip it off and start all over. This is known as delamination.
Now, what’s the right way to paint on a galvanized metal? Well, you need to use a 100% acrylic paint or two components epoxy solution. Also, keep in mind that you shouldn’t back roll ever on the surface.
There you go! Now you know can you roll dry fall paint or not on any surface. So, start painting on whatever surface you want to. Because you are now more than able to do it yourself.
However, professional painters are always only one call away from you. So, don’t worry cause you’re ready to get into action.