Paint the ceiling in strips starting near the window. If there is more than one window in the room, begin near the brightest one.
Remove any masking tape, starting at the same point you first started applying the tape. Do this just before the paint has fully dried so that the dried paint doesn't make the tape more difficult to remove.
Close all paint cans securely, and thoroughly wash brushes, rollers and trays. Refer to our guide “How to Clean & Care for Paint Brushes” for tips on this task.