I have textured ceilings. It looks like points similar to peaks on whip cream more than popcorn ceilings. I do not like them but I am not ready to remove it. I would like to paint the ceiling a dark color and the walls a lighter color. I have 8 foot high ceilings. Have you seen the textured ceilings painted a color?
Textured ceilings can be painted any color you like and they look just fine. Depends upon your taste. If you want dark, go for it. After all, it is just paint. The only thing is the darker color may make the ceiling look lower. Note, I said 'may'. Depends upon your perception.
Use a longer napped roller if your texture is deep. Or a regular roller if it is a shallow texture.
With only 8 ft. ceilings I'd steer clear of anything on it darker than your walls. The only time I'd ever advise a client to use a darker ceiling color is if it were a large space, perhaps with a 20ft. ceiling and you wanted to make the space cozier.
I agree with metwo, that it may bring your ceilings down too much. One thing I did to avoid that was trimmed a good size square around my lighting fixture with wood trim. It was easy to do. Just measured and chalked it, adhered the trim with Liquid Nails, and painted both the inside of the square and trim a soft taupe color. The outside (or rest of the ceiling) was the dark color I wanted. That boxed square broke the dark color up and added another point of interest to what are usually boring ceilings. Just some food for thought. Good luck with your endeavor.
I have a popcorn ceiling in my tiny powder room. I have been told that popcorn likely contains asbestos so it is staying for now. Is it best to use a brush or roller to paint this ceiling and can I use a semi-gloss paint to make the ceiling appear higher?Thanks!
The popcorn ceiling is really pretty easy to remove, especially in a smaller room as a bathroom. Assuming it has not been painted before, just spray with hot/warm water to wet it well (use a garden sprayer or even a refillable spray bottle) And a wide putty knife to knock/scrape off the wet texture, onto a plastic draped floor.
If it has any small amount of asbestos (much of it doesn't), wearing a good mask and keeping it wet will allow it to clump and not fly around as dust. Bag it up and dispose of it. You will then have a smooth ceiling to paint as you like.
Once you paint it with a non water base paint (latex/acrylic will wet and release it and you will have it falling down on you) it is much harder to remove as it is coated.
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