Book Recommendation: How to Paint a Ceiling: The Fifth Wall

How to Paint a Ceiling: The Fifth Wall by Frank Kern is a do-it-yourself painting guide that gives you tips and tricks for making the most of the space you have to work with.

The book that includes illustrations and photos will also give you ideas on other things to do and various techniques to apply to your space.

Introduction of Book

The book begins with an introduction to the kitchen. It explains that you can create the kitchen in to a bigger room to get more out of your space. You do not have to buy a new kitchen when you want to create an interesting area to use to your advantage.

Body of Book

The next part of the book explains the use of mirrors to make the room feel more spacious. Mirrors are just one of the many ways you can apply this tip.

Other great ideas in this section include using candles and plants to create a romantic feel.

When you read the following part of the book, you will learn the five fundamental themes you can use in your space. These include nature, animals, colors, landscape, and sea.

You can apply these themes to the walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, and lighting in the room. Light is critical in painting, as shadows and harsh lighting can make space look smaller.

In another section of this book is how to paint a ceiling. The author provides a couple of sample paintings that you can use as a guide.

These guides not only give you a feel for the painting techniques being discussed, but they are also very inspiring to use.

Rugs are also discussed in this section that helps create ambiance and balance.


This is an excellent book for people who are just learning about painting. It covers the basics, but there is enough here to keep any beginner interested.

If you feel that you might want to hire someone to complete the walls in your home, this book can help you get the service done. Anyone who thinks that they have a great understanding of interior painting elements and the appropriate tools should feel comfortable reading this book and implementing their painting scheme strategies.