I was eager to paint the porch ceilings a calm blue color — nothing too wild.
I picked a beautiful color blue — Blue Heather (Benjamin Moore color) — with not a speck of green. I’m a true blue girl.
When I started painting it in the corner of the side porch ceiling (which is slanted) it was perfect until it started to dry.
I poured the Blue Heather into a 2-gallon bucket and added about half a gallon of white exterior trim paint that I had on hand. It lightened it just a smidge.
I decided to paint the entire ceiling and that of the front porch this lighter shade. I knew these ceilings, although pre-primed from the factory, would need 2 coats of final color.
If they were still too dark after they were fully painted I would lighten the paint even more.
Fortunately this color worked just fine so I proceeded to paint the ceilings with a second coat.
The front porch is less than half the size of the side porch but it gave me a pain in the neck because it is flat so I had to bend my head back for every stroke of the brush.
(I used 2 brushes, an angled flat 2.5″ brush and a scenery lining brush, to get into the details of the beadboard.)
As I said, the side porch ceiling is angled so, although I worked from 2 different height ladders, the painting was much easier.
No more ceilings .
Now on to the rest of the house.
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