Asked by: Cañosanto Witthaut
asked in category: General Last Updated: 4th May, 2020

What paint do you use on ceilings?

The best paint for ceilings is a simple matt emulsion. Specialist ceiling paints do exist – they're formulated to avoid spatter and dry slowly – but a simple white matt emulsion is fine for most jobs.

Click to see full answer.


In this regard, what kind of paint do you use on ceilings?

Ceiling paint is usually flat -- the matte finish hides imperfections, won't reflect glare from lights, and doesn't need scrubbing as does wall paint in busy areas. Flat paint is water resistant enough so it can replace the medium gloss or eggshell choices painters used to recommend for bathroom and kitchen ceilings.

Likewise, do you paint the ceiling first or last? If you're painting an entire room, first paint the ceiling, then the walls. It's also usually better to paint large areas like walls before repainting the trim; because you'll work more quickly when covering open areas, this can result in roller spatters, overspray and occasional errant brushstrokes.

Also know, do you need special paint for ceilings?

The ceiling paint is obviously designed to be used on the ceiling. You only need a single coat to cover all the imperfections and there will be no splatters. The wall paint, on the other hand, is thinner and you may need two or more coats to get the desired look, depending on the color.

Can you use regular paint for ceilings?

Contrary to what some people think, there is a difference between ceiling paint and regular interior paint. Painting ceilings is easier with a sprayer or spray-on paint, and flat latex is the best choice for textured surfaces like popcorn ceilings. Glazes can be used to coat paint and create a reflective sheen.

38 Related Question Answers Found

What white paint is best for ceilings?

How many coats of paint should you put on a ceiling?

Do you need to prime a ceiling before painting?


When painting a ceiling where do you start?

What is the difference between ceiling paint and primer?

What is the most common ceiling paint?


How can I thicken my ceiling paint?

How do you prepare a ceiling for painting?

Is eggshell OK for ceilings?


Can I use the same paint for ceiling and walls?

Is ceiling paint flat or semi gloss?

How do you paint a ceiling with a roller?