Thanks for the previous answers on paint.
Another question, I'm wanting a ceiling white, but not in flat. Local BM
store says most people paint their ceilings, instead of washing them. The
don't carry ceiling white, in an eggshell or satin finish. I don't mind
cleaning ceilings, rather do that instead of painting them when they're
dirty. I realize a satin finish while show flaws more than flat. I plan on
having an antique look of knock down texture.
So to the question, does anyone reading this have their ceilings in a
satin/eggshell finish? Or, am I just some kind of nut?
The lines will show thru on a white ceiling with any gloss, unless you
The only place I wold have an eggshell ceiling is bathrooms, ones with
showers, so that it's easier to clean the ceiling mould and other things
that come with bathrooms...
I agree with Duesenberg, eggshell non-flat paint should only be used
in bathrooms which require relatively frequent ceiling cleaning. I
only paint ceilings, never wash/scrub. Painting is so much easier,
expecially if you use one of the color-changing ceiling paints.
I've painted a few ceilings and have never used paint specific for
ceilings....and I could never figure out why there was a special paint.
Use a paint is best for your taste and application. I use alkyd semi
for kitchen and bathroom ceilings, and satin for other living areas
should be fine. Prep, as always, carefully and according to label.
That's the exact color from the same vendor we're thinking about. Just
finished installing 17 can LED lights on dimmers in various rooms. Was
wondering about bounce back from the lighting. Right now, the ceilings are
BM flat ceiling white.
"Ceiling paint" is formulated differently than other paints. It is thicker,
to better hide stains. Ceiling paint is usually white to brighten a room and
focus attention on the walls and decor. White ceilings also make the room
I sure don't. Darker ceilings bring them down and make the room seem smaller.
...like a cave. If the ceilings are already 25' up, like they are in large
warehouse style structures, maybe, but not standard residential 8-9' ceilings.
There's a lot of tricks with color - and trim, like crown molding, to
trick the eye.
Paint the ceiling white makes it appear higher.
Put up crown molding - makes the rooms look bigger.
That's what my wife says anyway. Looks like she's right.
Flat white ceilings in all rooms but kitchen and bath has been
standard for me forever. Semi-gloss for kitchen and bath.
Other than that, wife picks color.
I only fight against darker shades, past light pastels.
But sometimes I lose the fight, because she does nearly all the
It's all minor differences to me unless you go too dark.
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