How To Paint A Plaid Ceiling

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How To Paint a Plaid Ceiling | Need a way to disguise an uneven ceiling?  Or maybe you just want to add some pizzazz to your room.  Click here to get the step by step instructions on how to paint a plaid ceiling.
How To Paint a Plaid Ceiling

In my house, the living and dining room ceilings are stucco over lath and plaster construction. The surface is in good condition, but it is very wavy. This was very apparent when painted a plain color. The unevenness bothered me.

The blue gingham ceiling
The blue gingham ceiling

When I saw Wanda’s monochromatic blue gingham ceiling (you can see the whole room here), I got inspired and decided that I could “feature” the waviness and hence disguise them.

Choosing colors that go with the fabrics in the room makes the plaid ceiling fit right in
Choosing colors that go with the fabrics in the room makes the plaid ceiling fit right in

I chose colors based on the fabric and paint colors already in the rooms. In fact, for the main color, I added glaze to leftover satin finish paint, which I had used on the walls. This is a time consuming project that is well worth the effort in dramatic results.

My ceiling gets a lot of comments and many ‘how to‘ questions from guests, so I thought I would share the steps with everyone.  Keep reading to find out how to paint a plaid ceiling (and it really is not that difficult).

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