How do you put lights in a tray ceiling? By placing a chandelier or pendant light inside a tray ceiling you draw attention to its shape and design and it becomes a focal point for the room. What is this? By painting a tray ceiling a dark color, the cove lighting or recessed lights will reflect on its surface and create a fuzzy, warm look.

How do you make a tray ceiling look good? 

  1. Decorate Tray Ceiling with Paneling.
  2. Tray Ceiling and regular walls same, Tray walls different color.
  3. Tray slightly deeper than version of wall color.
  4. Tray Color same as walls.
  5. Accentuate the shape of tray ceiling.
  6. Decorate your tray with moldings.
  7. Decorate tray with tiles.
  8. Exposed beams.

Should tray ceiling be lighter or darker than walls? Go for a Lighter Color Than the Walls for a Subtle Enhancement. Painting the tray ceiling a lighter color than the walls in the room will still create some variation and bring additional attention to the ceiling.

What do you put in a tray ceiling? 

10 Tray Ceiling Ideas To Inspire Your Home Design
  1. Molding And Trim. The trim is any border you put around the tray ceiling, while molding is more decorative and elaborate.
  2. Paint Options.
  3. Tube Lighting.
  4. Chandeliers, Fans And Lighting Fixtures.
  5. Mirrors.
  6. Tray Shapes.
  7. Double Trays.
  8. Wallpaper.

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How do you put lights in a tray ceiling? – Additional Questions

Is tray ceiling outdated?

Are tray ceilings outdated? The answer, if you are considering a tray ceiling, is a reassuring ‘no’. Tray ceilings are not outdated – you just need a little bit of design intuition to know whether they’ll fit into the architectural profile of your room.

Does a tray ceiling add value?

A tray ceiling will add architectural interest to your bedroom and turn an ordinary room into an elegant retreat. The woodwork involved in building a tray ceiling will also add value to your home.

Do you paint the inside of a tray ceiling?

What do you do with a recessed ceiling?

Recessed ceilings often go hand in hand with dramatic light features. Recessed lights can be used effectively on the inner ceiling of the tray. Cove lighting can be installed (using hidden rope lights) around the crown molding of a ceiling tray, providing a soft, indirect accent light.

Do tray ceilings make a room look bigger?

Unlike coffered ceilings that feature several recessed sections in a grid pattern, tray ceilings have only one large recessed section. A tray ceiling can also make a room seem larger and more spacious. They can also be used to put emphasis on ornamental decorative objects within the room.

Do you paint a tray ceiling?

You can paint the tray of your ceiling, the perimeter, only the vertical surface, only the horizontal surface, work with stencils for a unique design, and more. You can also paint the vertical surfaces of the tray ceiling the same color as the walls for an interesting look.

What is the rule for painting the ceiling?

Does painting the ceiling the same color as the walls make the room look bigger?

Paint your ceiling the same color as your walls. This will draw the eye up, which creates the illusion of a larger room and higher ceilings. Bonus if you’re able to install some trim and crown molding, as I’ve found this can also make the ceilings look higher.

What direction do you paint ceilings?

The first thing you need to decide is what direction you are going to roll. You want to keep it consistent on the entire ceiling. Most people agree that the best strategy is to roll toward (parallel with) the prevailing source of natural light, such as a big window. This prevents any roller lines from showing up.

When painting a ceiling Do you cut in first?

Since your average paint roller cannot reach into corners or paint right up to the woodwork, the first step is to cut in the ceiling—that is, apply about a 2-inch wide band of paint around the outer edge of the ceiling—using a 2-1/2 inch wide brush.

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How long should I leave painters tape on after painting?

Tips on how long to leave painter’s tape on after painting
  1. Tape should be removed when it feels dry to the touch, which is ideally about an hour after painting.
  2. Peel the tape at a 45 degree angle.
  3. If you are applying more than one coat of paint, wait to take the tape off after the final coat has dried.
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Do you take masking tape off when paint is wet or dry?

Wait until the paint is dry to the touch before removing the tape. Check the paint can for the manufacturer’s dry times. Use a putty knife or razor blade to score along the edge of the tape. This prevents paint from being pulled up with the tape and from cracking along the paint line.

Why is my painters tape pulling off paint?

Uneven Surfaces

An uneven surface could be the reason your painter’s tape is peeling off paint. If there is debris, holes or bumps on your surface, the tape will not be able to adhere. Any gaps will create space for the paint to fill, which, when dry, will pull up along with the tape. The result is often a peeled mess.

Can I leave painters tape on between coats?

For the best results, do not leave tape in place as the first coat dries; remove it and re-tape the job to prepare for the second coat.

Can I cut in one day and paint the next?

It shouldn’t be a problem. I did the cutting in, as it’s quite fussy work, and my husband rolled the walls the next day. On one of the paint forums I did pick up a helpful hint when using painter’s tape. You have to press the edge down firmly several times (I used a softer plastic putty knife).

How long should I let paint dry before second coat?

Adding a Second Coat

After your first coat of paint is dry, it’s safe to recoat typically after four to six hours. A good rule of thumb is to wait at least three hours to recoat your paint or primer if it’s water-based. Waiting 24 hours is best for oil-based paint and primer.

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What happens if you leave painters tape on too long?

Don’t leave tape up too long.

Some products need to be removed fairly soon, but high-quality painter’s tape allows considerable flexibility. Some can stay up 21 days or more. That being said, the longer it stays up, the harder the paint becomes and the more chance there is of it cracking during removal.

Is there a difference between masking tape and painters tape?

Perhaps the most significant difference between masking and painter’s tapes is that painter’s tapes remove cleanly after the job is done – up to a certain amount of time – while masking tapes tend to leave residue behind if left up for the duration of a paint project.

How long can you leave 3m painters tape on before painting?

Remove within 24 hours. A low tack, blue, flatback masking tape, designed for sticking to delicate or freshly painted surfaces. Can be left on for up to 60 days.

How long can you leave blue painters tape on before painting?

Blue painter’s tape offers a 21-day clean removal. Have the tape up for a max of 21 days, and when you remove it, it shouldn’t leave behind residue. If you anticipate a long project or don’t have too many intricate edges and lines to cover, you could remove the tape between coats.

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