DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Walls and Ceilings > buying a condo painting ceiling from glossy to dull




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-31-2013, 12:56 AM  
gghrt000
Member
Projects
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 73
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default 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!



__________________
gghrt000 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 01:17 AM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 4,345
Liked 312 Times on 263 Posts
Likes Given: 109

Default

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.



__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 01:29 AM  
chrisn
paper hanger , painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 129
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

no need at all for a sprayer

pittsburgh_paints_premium_ceiling_white_interior_flat_latex.png  
chrisn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 03:05 AM  
gghrt000
Member
Projects
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 73
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

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

__________________
gghrt000 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 04:09 PM  
chrisn
paper hanger , painter
 
chrisn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Posts: 129
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gghrt000 View Post
thank you all for help!!! yes it is called matte not dull
you really should be using FLAT not matte
chrisn is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-31-2013, 05:36 PM  
oldognewtrick
Moderator
HRT_MODERATOR.png
 
oldognewtrick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 4,345
Liked 312 Times on 263 Posts
Likes Given: 109

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrisn View Post
you really should be using FLAT not matte
Yep, flat is the word I was looking for.
__________________
oldognewtrick is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2014, 03:28 AM  
gghrt000
Member
Projects
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 73
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by oldognewtrick View Post
Yep, flat is the word I was looking for.
U know what. I all just stick to my dull paint B-)

Sent from my SGP311 using Home Repair mobile app
__________________
gghrt000 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-01-2014, 06:39 AM  
DFBonnett
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 60
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

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.



__________________
DFBonnett is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Dull Laminate flooring Daddytron Cleaning 2 06-05-2012 06:32 PM
Question about painting popcorn ceiling. maxpatch Painting Forum 2 03-08-2010 05:10 PM
ceiling issues in condo dgbradshaw Walls and Ceilings 1 10-26-2008 08:59 PM
Odd Wiring in Condo thenewguy Electrical and Wiring 6 02-13-2008 07:50 PM
Painting a popcorn ceiling afbrown48 Walls and Ceilings 3 07-20-2007 05:23 AM