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Old 11-20-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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Hello all, I was about to paint my bathroom ceiling and I have the Behr ceiling paint. I used it on some textured ceiling and it looked ok. I was reading some reviews on the behr ceiling paint and they said it was bad for flat untextured ceilings.

Reading that I would now like to get something different. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Old 11-20-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
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If you like Behr and it looks fine…….leave it be. Maybe you just need another coat.
Behr is NOT my choice for ceiling paint. I'd rather use PPG Ultra white flat or Sherwin-Williams Emminence flat white. Of course you may want to put a satin or semi-gloss on a bathroom ceiling due to the moisture/steam issues, but flat is fine too.

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this is very good
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I've read good things of perma white. Never used it before, but would that be good for untextured ceiling? Trying to get a nice smooth look and no roller marks.

seems like I always get roller marks, I suck at painting.


would this be good?
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Flat paint will help reduce the appearance of painting mistakes, but other than that, the brand of paint you use isn't going to eliminate roller marks. The more sheen in your paint, the more the flaws will show up.

Make sure you use a good quality roller - woven, with beveled edges (such as Purdy White Dove). Or use a new microfiber roller of good quality. Then, be careful to avoid putting too much pressure on the right or left side of the roller - keep the pressure exactly centered. Overlap your lines with light strokes after applying the paint to smooth out any lines that may have occurred.
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Benjamin Moore waterborne and Sherwin Williams masterhide are good ceiling paint is a good choices:
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other than a luxury bath I would not use a flat ,and maybe not even then. I like Sherwin Williams super paint satin. imo
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Thanks for the tips about rollermarks...

has anyone used this paint
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I guess my question is, do you have humidity or mold problems in your bathroom now? It's probably better to address that. For example, your fan might be weak, or the exhaust duct might be kinked, or whatever. You really shouldn't have to use a semi-gloss ceiling paint just to avoid mold.
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no mold or anything like that. Hardly use the bathroom. But in the future I'd like to know I tried to prevent anything like that from happening. I do have a ceiling fan, works pretty good. I bought one thats a little bigger than what I needed for the bathroom size.

Other than the mold preventions, I just want a good white ceiling paint thats gonna look nice on a untextured ceiling.
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I'd go with flat personally, and I've never seen the need for any special mold resistant paints in a normal bathroom with a normal fan that gets turned on when you take a shower.
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Thanks for the replies JeffNC, what would be your go to paint for a bathroom ceiling, with no texture.

All I have now at my house is behr ceiling paint.
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The paint I normally use, including for ceilings, is Sherwin Williams Super Paint, or ProMar 200/400, in Extra White. I haven't tried Sherwin Williams Eminence, though I'm told it's a nice flat bright white. I also haven't used the PPG or BM paints mentioned in this thread, although I've used Regal and Aura and those are both fine (Aura comes in matte though, not flat, and I prefer flat for ceilings). I use Extra White for lots of my projects including ceilings, most trim, and some walls (closets, garages etc). That way I always know what color is going to match it, and SW sells that color right off the shelf with no mixing.

My feeling is that most people don't look much at a ceiling - they just take it for granted if it's a clean flat white. If it were me I'd use the Behr and if it needed 2 coats, so be it. It's just a small ceiling. Nothing bad is going to happen but if for some strange reason you don't like it, then buy new paint to paint over it later.

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Jeff, Emminence is a HUGE upgrade from Brilliance which WAS SW's ceiling paint. Brilliance just didn't cover well and didn't have that perfect bright white look to it. Also, as ChrisN stated the PPG ceiling paint is excellent as well, maybe a notch better than Emminence.
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That was my plan if I didn't get a different paint besides the behr. Two Coats of ceiling paint. And if it didn't look good get something else.

In the future I think I'll get something else besides Behr.

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