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Adrenalinejunky 01-11-2013 08:58 PM

Ceiling color?
 
What do you think about SW bright white for ceiling paint color?

I started using SW Eminence flat stock ceiling paint. I Switched to Promar 200, and it was tinted to Extra White to match the Eminence stock color. After painting and seeing a side by side, its clear the tinted Promar is much bluer. I still have 80% of the ceilings to paint, considering a color tint switch.

joecaption 01-11-2013 09:15 PM

A bright white will show every flaw in the ceiling. Need to stick with flat.

Adrenalinejunky 01-11-2013 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1091354)
A bright white will show every flaw in the ceiling. Need to stick with flat.

Flat as stock white? Ive also heard good things about Sw snowbound...

Gymschu 01-11-2013 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1091354)
A bright white will show every flaw in the ceiling. Need to stick with flat.

Joe, the Bright White (SW) is a flat ceiling paint.

I've used a lot of SW's bright white ceiling paint and used to have great luck with Classic 99. THey changed the formula and now call it Brilliance which doesn't cover as well as the Classic 99 did. I would use the Promar 200 flat or the SuperPaint flat for ceilings.

ltd 01-12-2013 12:17 AM

I use super paint flat extra white :)it has a very slight sheen ,only if you look at it on an extreme angle. the extra white is my go to ceiling color ,and for that matter ill use the same extra white on trim but in a semi. Any who. imho pro mar 200 in a flat is junk . the other sheens are good but a flat :no:

chrisn 01-12-2013 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1091354)
A bright white will show every flaw in the ceiling. Need to stick with flat.

:eek::eek::eek::eek:


say what?????????????

you crack me up:laughing:

chrisn 01-12-2013 05:43 AM

plain white super paint

as you have already found out the "bright" white is "bluer"

jsheridan 01-12-2013 06:18 AM

Why the sky is blue. Against "bright" or super white, most whites look grayer.

chrisn 01-12-2013 07:51 AM

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Originally Posted by toantapsimg (Post 1091547)
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I agree with the above:laughing:

Adrenalinejunky 01-12-2013 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Gymschu (Post 1091404)
Joe, the Bright White (SW) is a flat ceiling paint.

I've used a lot of SW's bright white ceiling paint and used to have great luck with Classic 99. THey changed the formula and now call it Brilliance which doesn't cover as well as the Classic 99 did. I would use the Promar 200 flat or the SuperPaint flat for ceilings.

Im using promar 200 flat... Im confused, I thought flat is the sheen not the color. Are you saying pm200 flat sheen with no tint?

Adrenalinejunky 01-12-2013 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 1091540)
:eek::eek::eek::eek:


say what?????????????

you crack me up:laughing:


Is it true the bright white will show more?

ToolSeeker 01-12-2013 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Adrenalinejunky (Post 1091585)
Is it true the bright white will show more?

LOL I'm a painter and they have me confused.

Brushjockey 01-12-2013 08:49 AM

A- nobody is answering your q-

The color makes no difference ( well somtimes but not much) but the sheen and how the light hits it is everything for showing flaws.
If you have west facing windows that come close to the ceiling, stand ther at the east end and look. bumps will become mountains.

Because a paint with any shine reflects light- it will have this effect in almost any light.

jsheridan 01-12-2013 08:59 AM

Sheen and color are two different things. The way it's being presented is confusing, nice kickoff joecaption.
Firstly, there is no standard white, as all whites are different. Even in the same brand the whites will differ, within the same and across the different lines. BM offers Brilliant White, Super White, Decorators White, etc. And that doesn't include the whites with a tint or shade, like Navajo White, Dove White, etc.
Some straight whites have higher a content of titanium dioxide, which would be brighter, purer whites. Others are shaded with black to increase hide, which makes them grayer in comparison to the purer whites. However, you wouldn't really be able tell they're grayed unless you compare them to pure white.
Some people confuse eggshell sheen with color, thinking eggshell is a color.

All colors can be made in all sheens, though massive amounts of tint even in a dead flat paint will create a sheen. Tint is not flat. For a ceiling the preferred sheen is flat. A dead flat, almost or zero sheen, will mask defects on a ceiling because it doesn't reflect light. I would disagree with Joecaption that a brilliant white will highlight defects. Pure white has little definition in itself, which would aid in hiding defined defects. Pure white will "snowblind" you when looking at a ceiling. Color adds definition.

Gymschu 01-12-2013 10:11 AM

Thanks, Joe, as always the right information in clear, concise words that we all can understand.


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