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Flat Paint for Bathroom Ceiling?

Posted by kendog2 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 14 at 10:47

I'm re-painting our master bathroom ceiling. I previously painted it with Behr primer (before I knew that Zinsser is better) and a separate coat of satin paint which still looked brand new.

I had some of the Behr primer left so I used that. There wasn't enough to do the whole ceiling so I finished with Zinsser 123. I want to paint the ceiling a navy blue color. I already have navy paint but it is a flat sheen. I prefer the look of flat but I usually wouldn't use it in a bathroom. Should I use the flat paint or buy another gallon of flat enamel paint?

I'm also wondering if the Behr primer will be good enough if I'm painting over it with flat paint. Should I re-primer the whole ceiling with Zinsser 123?

The bathroom has a high ceiling, a window and an exhaust fan. We live in a high desert climate so although the bathroom steams up after a long shower, moisture dissipates quickly.


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RE: Flat Paint for Bathroom Ceiling?

I used Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa flat paint for the bathroom ceiling.


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RE: Flat Paint for Bathroom Ceiling?

I've used flat latex Behr paint in multiple bathrooms (one even had a broken fan and no window - gross!) and never ran into any issues. I've used it with and without primer. I know a lot of paint pros might balk at my approach but I've yet to run into any problems.


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RE: Flat Paint for Bathroom Ceiling?

Thank you Geoffrey and Lantana. Benjamin Moore is great stuff but I guess I'll go ahead and use the Behr flat since I already have it. I love flat paint. The worst that can happen is that I'll have to paint over it.


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RE: Flat Paint for Bathroom Ceiling?

Usually flat paint in a bathroom on the ceiling will be just fine, as long as the ceiling is high like you said, we will use it.


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