Paint A House demonstrates how to roll paint the ceilings in your home. To roll paint your ceilings, first paint the edges of the ceiling where it meets the wall. Then, make sure you have enough paint on your roller. Raise the roller to the ceiling, making sure that you stand to the side and a little bit backed away from the paint roller. Move the roller across the ceiling in a sideways motion. Don't walk forward with the paint roller to apply paint to the rest of the ceiling. Instead, back up, making sure that you continue moving the roller across the ceiling in even strokes. Soon you will have your entire ceiling painted.