Camouflage

The easiest way to hide imperfections of your ceilings, avoiding construction and renovation.
Camouflage is an effective technique that, just like makeup, professionally allows you to hide flaws and particularly evident discoloration of spaces. Our open cell ceilings allow for you to create a new space and dynamic, they are the smartest alternative to lengthy and expensive renovations. Camouflage offers ease, competitive pricing, and a long-lasting solution to your space in need of renovation. With the right ‘grigliati’, thanks to our customisable options, you have the flexibility to work and choose with us the colours, designs and overall look.
Here are tips from our experts for providing this temporary or permanent solutions to your space – just like makeup, you have the flexibility to choose and change. Camouflage: step by step through the secrets of how to hide defects and discolorations of your space, explained by Anna Ferrari – Ceir’s visual specialist.
  1. Prepare the room. Before applying the gratings that will cover the imperfections, it is good to cover the whole surface of the ceiling with a light base colour, which gives a uniforming, opacifying or illuminating value: this is more important than ever when using particularly opaque products like those usually used for camouflaging effect.
  2. Identify the imperfections of your space. Camouflage’s main use is not for light discolorations, which are already effectively hidden with the grating, but for more prominent problems, such as an electrical conduit, peeling, unattractive smoke detectors, mould stains, or simply signs of sun exposure.
  3. Choose the complementary colour. “Each dyschromia has a different colour and, according to the theory of colours, it is effectively covered by the opposite colour, which is able to neutralize it and therefore camouflage it. For example, grey neutralizes white, white – black, and black – grey “explains the visual specialist.
  4. Choose the right cell. To disguise evident discolorations, a small cell is chosen in the area to Cover it by joining the panels to each other so that they unify to hide the problem. We will cut the part in excess to fix and uniform the result, and have a homogeneous surface throughout the room, appealing greatly to aesthetics.
  5. Choose the right colour. based on the imperfections needing to be corrected. On grey or brown areas the grid with the most opaque colour is black, which must be chosen in a much darker shade than the imperfection itself. “It’s wrong to immediately use a light coloured grid as it would only make an environment grey, thus making the imperfections even more evident” tells Anna Ferrari. “Only in this way, after neutralizing the colour of the stain, it will be possible to have a smooth effect.”
  6. Use aluminium grigliati as a whitener. This silver colour grid is recommended generally on ceilings to mitigate the yellow effect and create a more relaxed and uniformed setting. “Dark ceilings can instead be used as a passepartout with grigliati to brighten up some areas of a space, for example a low space to make it seem ‘taller’; or to lighten any other furniture product placed below the ceiling” suggests the visual specialist.
  7. Try and sample the product first. Unsure about whether an open cell ceiling will be effective enough to camouflage the defections on your ceiling? “Let’s first try to apply a colour of the same shade as the existing ceiling, then, if we realize that the discoloration has not been effectively covered, we adjust our grigliati to a colour that will best hide its imperfections.” concludes the expert.