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Our current ceiling is a semi gloss and we have removed the wall paper and are wanting to refresh/paint the ceiling.

I understand that in wet or high moisture areas, like a bathroom, that semi gloss is the preferred finish.

I see that Zinsser offers a flat that offers stain resistance and is mold and mildew resistant.

So what should I use? Thoughts?

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It needs to be a latex enamel, doesn't have to be semi-gloss. The ceiling in my full bath is only 7' and I painted it with Zinnser's PermaWhite satin. That was about 1.5yr ago and it still looks great.


Most any latex enamel [any sheen] will work fine although a bath rm paint is better.
 

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Basically, you want to avoid cheap flat in a bathroom, even though though it is commonly used and usually with no problems. a High quality washable flat or matte will work just fine. Its more important to make sure your ventilation is good. The only time mildew is ever a problem in a bathroom is due to inadequate ventilation. That, plus cheap flat paint= problems. If its an old house and everything fogs up when you take a shower, you might want to go the extra mile with a dedicated bathroom enamel. If its a big bathroom, and the fart fan works great, and you dotn see fog after a shower, you can pretty much use whatever you want. I'd still avoild cheap flat though. YOu cant go wrong with at least eggshell.
 
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