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Old 12-31-2013, 01:56 AM  
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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!


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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.


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no need at all for a sprayer
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thank you all for help!!! yes it is called matte not dull
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thank you all for help!!! yes it is called matte not dull
you really should be using FLAT not matte
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you really should be using FLAT not matte
Yep, flat is the word I was looking for.
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Yep, flat is the word I was looking for.
U know what. I all just stick to my dull paint B-)

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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.


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