Ceiling paint versus flat white

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Old 09-10-05, 07:19 AM
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Ceiling paint versus flat white

When painting a ceiling, what are the advantages of using a ceiling paint instead of a normal flat white paint?
 
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Old 09-10-05, 09:21 AM
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Usually ceiling white is formulated/tinted to hide a lot of flaws, and it cheaper than paint.

Thats about it as far as I know.
 
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Old 09-10-05, 11:51 AM
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That's true
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The needs of a ceiling paint are a little different than a wall paint
Adhesion and anti-splatter are more important
Stain clean-up, washability, less important
Not many people can spill a Coke on the ceiling
Not many wash their ceiling either
So the formula of the paint is a little different
 
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Old 09-10-05, 03:15 PM
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Also although it is fine to use wall paint on ceilings I would never use ceiling paint on walls. Lack of cleanability and durability.
 
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Ceiling paint is also a different "color white" than flat whites for walls (although this does depend on the brand). Ceiling paint generaly has just a TINY bit of blue added to it to actually brighten it up a bit. Yes I know....."what can be lighter and brighter than pure clean white?"....but blue if added just a little bit will actually brighten a color a bit, make it look cleaner and also hide imperfections.
 
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Old 09-11-05, 12:26 AM
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