Flat and matte paint hides imperfections on the ceiling more than satin or glossy finishes that spotlight every flaw on the floor. If you are reluctant to take on the possibly awkward job of painting your ceiling, you are not alone. But there are methods to paint over your head which are much less strenuous, help you remove most drips, and allows you to choose whether you’re overlaying the whole ceiling.
In the Thorsen House by Greene & Greene, the parlor frieze features hand-painting across the wood strapping that wraps to the ceiling, which is lined with canvas. Once the metallic panels were cleaned of over a hundred years of paint, it was straightforward to see their unique decorative designs. For this process, the large wooden boxes of panels were placed into commercial-sized freezers for a size of time.
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