DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum

DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum (http://www.houserepairtalk.com/forum.php)
-   Walls and Ceilings (http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f109/)
-   -   buying a condo painting ceiling from glossy to dull (http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f109/buying-condo-painting-ceiling-glossy-dull-17159/)

gghrt000 12-31-2013 12:56 AM

buying a condo painting ceiling from glossy to dull
 
Hello guys, I am going through condo purchase and before I do the walls and floors I decided to paint the ceiling. I dont like the ceiling because it is too rough and yet glossy and that makes it looks like a dorm type. Therefore I am deciding to paint it to make it dull no glossy at all. Color would be the same only thing changes is removing the glossiness. Question is should i repaint it? Or is there any other option available? If I ended up painting can paints be specified in temrs of its glossiness and dullness when purchasing? Lastly I have been seeing lot of youtube video however I am wondering whether paint sprayers are good option for ceiling? Thanks!

oldognewtrick 12-31-2013 01:17 AM

Just pickup a gallon of your basic "Ceiling" paint. It's usually a matte finish and not glossy. Make sure you a good roller head, long handle, like a broom stick, to reach the ceiling and you should be good to go.

chrisn 12-31-2013 01:29 AM

1 Attachment(s)
no need at all for a sprayer

gghrt000 12-31-2013 03:05 AM

thank you all for help!!! yes it is called matte not dull ;)

chrisn 12-31-2013 04:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gghrt000 (Post 97874)
thank you all for help!!! yes it is called matte not dull ;)

you really should be using FLAT not matte

oldognewtrick 12-31-2013 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisn (Post 97888)
you really should be using FLAT not matte

Yep, flat is the word I was looking for. :agree:

gghrt000 01-01-2014 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oldognewtrick (Post 97896)
Yep, flat is the word I was looking for. :agree:

U know what. I all just stick to my dull paint B-)

Sent from my SGP311 using Home Repair mobile app

DFBonnett 01-01-2014 06:39 AM

OP,
Use a flat paint that is 100% acrylic for best adhesion on a gloss or semi-gloss surface. My preference would be Ben Moore Regal Select Flat for your project.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:23 AM.