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Old 02-29-2008, 07:43 PM   #16
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Hi All, Regarding the price of ceiling paint, what is the standard price in relation to wall paint? The same? Half as much? More that primer? Less than primer? Also, is there a ceiling primer different from what we would use for walls?
If you're buying premium quality stuff...30-40 for the topcoat, 20ish for ceiling paint.

Another thing people don't really know is that good primers will be just as much as paint. They are meant to do completely different things. Primers are NOT just watered down paint, which some people think.

A ceiling primer would be the same as a standard wall primer.

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:53 AM   #17
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We just painted our basement ceiling and the Sherwin Willians guy gave use some real basic flat wall paint. We painted another area of ceiling a darker color and he gave me Classic 99 flat for it. Bother went on and covered well, although the dark paint required 2 coats (which I figured it would).
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Ceiling paints have larger particles in them. flat paints have smaller particles for durability.
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Ceiling paints have larger particles in them. flat paints have smaller particles for durability.
This isn't really the case, although it can be. Durability is a function of the particle size partly, but also the quality of the particle itself. All particles can be formulated to be soft, or can be very hard.

Ceiling paints can have larger particles because that is a feature of the resin that is frequently used for them.

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