Is it time for a little home refresh? A nice new coat of ceiling paint can do wonders for any room. With the right paint from a good brand, your home will feel brand new. Here is a list of the best ceiling paint brands that are tried and true that many people love.
What’s the difference between regular paint and ceiling paint?
Ceiling paint is a niche product and is not a regular interior paint. You can choose to use regular paint on your ceilings, however using a good quality ceiling paint will make the process much smoother and will provide better results.
Regular paint is low in viscosity and thickness, which means that it is more prone to dripping after applying a coat of paint and can be more difficult to clean up.
Drips are not only difficult to clean up but they can leave noticeable streaks and can be difficult to fix once it has dried. With a thicker higher viscosity paint like ceiling paint, you will experience less drops as the paint has better grip and will be able to paint above your head easily.
Ceiling paint is also great for hiding any stains since it has a higher viscosity. If you are dealing with mold and mildew stains, cigarette and cigar smoke stains, cooking splatters, incense and water spots, ceiling paint does a significantly better job at covering stains compared to ordinary latex paint. You’ll be left with a clean and uniform finish.
The Different Types Of Ceiling Paint
There are different types of ceiling paint you can choose from and the choice will depend on the type of finish you are trying to achieve as well as where you will be painting. The best ceiling paint will have a high viscosity and will contain acrylic.
Flat acrylic ceiling paint
This is the most common type of ceiling paint and is best for rooms with low humidity like your bedroom or living room. Flat paint also does not reflect much light which is suitable for more ceilings.
Satin sheen acrylic ceiling paint
A satin sheen acrylic paint is more suitable for rooms with higher humidity such as the bathroom or laundry room. It is not recommended to use flat acrylic paint in rooms with higher humidity as it is prone to cracking, staining and chipping.
Semi-gloss acrylic ceiling paint
This type of paint is best for extremely humid environments such as directly above a shower stall. Semi-gloss acrylic paint is least likely to crack or peel and can withstand consistent humidity.
The Best Ceiling Paint Brands
Finding the best paint for ceilings isn’t hard when it comes from well known good quality brands. I’ve compiled some of the best ceiling paint brands that I love and believe would work for any home.
One of the best paints for ceilings is the Sherwin Williams’ HGTV Home Flat White Ceiling Paint is a fan favorite. It provides the perfect flat white ceiling that would be perfect for the living room or bedroom.
It’s budget friendly, has a super-flat finish and provides great coverage if you have any marks on the ceiling.
Benjamin Moore is a well known paint brand that has been used by thousands. The Waterborne Ceiling Paint in particular provides a superior flat finish that hides most flaws and doesn’t reflect light.
It is also a zero VOC paint, which is the toxins found in most paints. A coat of this paint will be long lasting, saving you both time and money in the long run.
They also have an Aura Bath and Spa line which is a mildew resistant ceiling paint perfect for the bathroom or laundry room.
Behr has different ceiling paints but the one that is most popular is the Premium Plus Interior Ceiling Paint. It is low in odor, has low VOC, is spatter resistant and minimizes glare and imperfections.
Another popular choice is the Behr Marquee line that provides a primer and stain blocking paint in one. It is a fully acrylic paint and is antimicrobial-mildew resistant.
Which ceiling paint brand will you be checking out?
Choosing the right ceiling paint is important as it can make a big difference in the process and finish. Let me know which other ceiling paint brands are good in the comments below!