painting a ceiling in room with wallpaper
I got a couple of water stains from ice dams this year (This winter was the perfect storm for ice dams. I am 98% protected, but this year was worst ever.) So I need to address the ceiling stains.
THe room has wallpaper that I would like to save (effort-wise, money-wise). But I would think the risk of painting a ceiling and not getting any on the wallpaper is pretty high. Even if I covered them with thin plastic sheeting (pita), I wonder about the risk of painters tape (even the low-tack kind) affecting the wallpaper.
The only other option is to try to match the current ceiling color. It might be hard but probably do-able, ya think?. THere are three separate stains in the same area, kinda large... a dinner plate size, and 2 zucchini size (joist). one is just very faint beginning of stain.
The other fact against painting the whole ceiling is there is super-heavy large furniture pieces that would have to be moved. Not an easy thing logistically in this household.
Another reason for painting the whole ceiling is that in the area nearby is a ceiling a/c register and there are signs of light soot around the register. NOthing, I can't live with, but it does tell me its time to paint the ceiling.
I know I have to ultimately make this decision myself, and I know what the right answer is, but can you provide any insight one way or the other?