You will need
  • - sand-cement mixture;
  • - primer;
  • - putty;
  • - serpyanka;
  • - fine sandpaper.
Remove the old coating. Usually ceilings are painted with oil or latex paint, bleach, sometimes Wallpaper paste – it is necessary to clean the surface to prepare it for further work, regardless of what coverage you plan to make. Whitewash rinse with water, and the paint can be removed with a special wash – put on the ceiling, and after half an hour remove it together with the old coating. If your ceiling is affected by mould, you have to treat it antifungal.
Seal existing seams with a solution of cement and sand. Apply the surface primer to even out the ceiling and prepare it under the putty. Putty powder mix with water until smooth (use composition for wet surfaces), apply the solution on the primer and spread it on the ceiling. To prevent cracks apply directly on wet plaster gauze or serpyanku, which will play the role of reinforcing mesh. Apply final coat of finish, fine filler to hide any surface flaws.
Once the ceiling is dry, RUB it with fine emery paper. Prepare the paint (best to take a water-based composition), mix with coloring additives (if you want a colored ceiling) and cover the surface. Apply a wide paint roller, or sprayer – if you are using the import composition of the two layers. Moisture-proof alkyd enamel is the most durable and can withstand repeated washing, exposure to steam and smoke.
If you decide to whitewash the ceiling, milovy, dilute the powder with water, add a little blue and with a broad brush and treat the ceiling.
Installing ceiling drywall panels will make the process of repairing the ceiling quick – install metal frame, screw it to the ceiling plate. Zashpaklyuyte plate and start painting the ceiling any color. The disadvantage of drywall is that it can't be wet if you fill the neighbors, then the plates will have to change.
Install a foam or foam floor, or decorate the ceiling with stucco plaster.