What is the right type of paint for ceilings?

Q: What is the right type of paint for ceilings?

A: Paintzen house painters have often used a flat, matte acrylic paint. Flat paint produces an even finish that doesn’t reflect light or creates distracting glare. It’s also able to hide imperfections in the ceiling better than some other types of paint, which is useful if you live in an older home where the ceiling is slightly warped.

Flat acrylic paint isn’t as durable as some other types of paint, but that shouldn’t be a problem in most rooms as ceilings don’t experience the touching that walls and trims have to stand up to every day. This type of paint is easy to apply to a ceiling with minimal dripping and it dries more evenly than other types of paints, so it should be your go-to choice for most ceilings in your home.

The one room in the home where you might consider using a different type of paint for the ceiling is the bathroom, particularly if your bathroom ventilation is poor. When steam rises up to the bathroom ceiling, the moisture it carries can damage the paint, causing it to chip, peel or become stained. Too much moisture can also lead to mold and mildew growth. 

Many people choose to paint their ceilings in a light color, such as white or ivory. Choosing a paint color that is too dark can make a low ceiling look even lower, creating a claustrophobic atmosphere.

Are you ready to find the perfect paint for your ceiling? Contact Paintzen’s color consultants and they will set you on your way!

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