Satin paint on ceiling?

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Old 03-20-06, 06:50 PM
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Satin paint on ceiling?

All of the walls and ceilings in my home have the same medium orange peel texture and the same flat white paint. Because of some water damage, I had to paint my bathroom and I used Ben Moore regal aqua pearl. I was very happy with it and am going to paint the rest of the house with it this spring or summer. I am wondering if this sheen would be ok on the ceilings as well as the walls, as it would be very easy to do both walls and ceilings at the same time with the same paint. Or should I stick to a flat sheen on the ceiling?
 
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Absolutely
You can paint ceilings other than flat

As you've probably figured, the majority of ceilings I paint are flat
If you just took the kitchens and baths, where eggshell and satins are more popular for the walls, I think the "ceiling must be flat" thought has gone out the window

By far the vast majority of bath ceilings lately have been at least eggshell
Kitchens are close behind

My own bathroom ceiling is eggshell, and my kitchen ceiling is a semi

The only reason, other than personal preference, is that shinier sheens show more imperfections
So you may want to do an extra nice job on the prep
Also ceilings can be tricky to paint, so it may take a little more attention with the non-flats
Not a big deal-especially with the Regal-but it should be mentioned here
 
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Thanks, Slick!
 
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We sprayed the entire interior of duplex with a semi-gloss including the ceilings which were popcorn.

All one color.

I don't like gloss because of imperfections that show. I think flat just plain looks better.

My partner insisted we do it all in one semi gloss color and it was his sprayer.

It looks good,......maybe even very good.

I'm behind the times because I see more and more gloss these days.
 
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I've used SW Super Paint Satin to paint all of the rooms (except our living room) in my house- walls and ceiling. My wife and I like light, neutral colors so we paint the walls and ceiling the same color. When I paint the living room later this year I may try Cashmere flat enamel. I've heard good things about it.
 
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Except for bathrooms and kitchens, I paint most ceilings with flat paint. It’s part personal preference, and because flat will shows fewer flaws. Also, flat tends to show fewer lap marks, and is easier to touch up.
 
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