Difference between wall paint and ceiling paint

Are you thinking of doing the painting job in your home all by yourself? Do you intend to purchase a single type of paint and use it on the walls as well as on the ceiling? Well, if this is the case, then you must know that you would require different kinds of paint for the ceiling and the walls. There are special types of paint available for ceiling as well as the walls respectively. And they are not alike and have different features.

Definition – Ceiling paint is specially designed for painting the ceiling. A single coat over the ceiling will cover all the grimes and there will be no splatters. On the other hand, wall paint is specifically designed for painting the walls. They are thinner than the ceiling paint.

Function – Ceiling paint is formulated to cover all the grimy edges and hide all sorts of imperfections. In addition, this paint is dead flat with no reflective value. As a result, the light from sun or any other source is not reflected back. This also assists to hide all sorts of roller marks and surface irregularities, which would be definitely visible if the paint would have been sheen. On the other hand, wall paint is manufactured to be more durable, burnish less and wipe better as walls are known to be a subject to dirt, dust and hence, scrubbing and cleaning.

Features – ceiling paint is designed in a way to allow the user paint with ease and convenience. In addition, many brands of ceiling paint have their paint designed in such a way that the coat of paint looks pale blue or pink when applied and turns white when dry so that missed spots can be easily recognized and taken care. The color options in ceiling paint are very limited. The common colors available are white, off white, cream and ivory.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on March 28th, 2011


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