03:16AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 02/14/04
2 lifetime posts
I picked up a standard ceiling white at ******* . To my surprise, when I applied it, the color was closer to sand than white. So I went back and picked up a flat white wall paint. I painted the ceiling and it looked fine. Now I'm about ready to tackle another ceiling, this one has a troweled finish. I'm going to go to a well known paint dealer. What do I order, a flat white or are there paints made especially for ceilings, and can I get them as white (or non white) as I want?


11:43AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
There are thousands of different versions of "white." Ceiling white is generally a particularly "white" white.

Ceiling paint typically is also flatter in luster than wall paint for a few reasons. Mostly, ceilings are the toughest to finish with a smooth finish, and flat paint hides finishing/drywalling/plastering imperfections the best. (That is also the primary reason behind "popcorn" and textured ceilings: to hide imperfections.) Ceiling paint will be "flatter" than some "flat" paints so as to hide imperfections.



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