Bathroom ceiling demands some special attention. Remember that adequate light and ventilation play a big part in the quality of a bathroom’s paint job. Constant steam and humidity is not an easy challenge, so picking the appropriate paint is important. Luckily, there are paints made specifically for kitchens and bathrooms and choosing the right kind means the difference between success and failure.
Note, we are not talking about the perfect color now — choose whatever you want. Pay special attention, though, to the finish coat.
There are three general categories:
Flat (or Matte)
This one gives the most forgiving finish with the best color payout. It will make any possible imperfections of ceiling less noticeable. However, cleaning is not going to be an easy task — scrubbing flat paint could cause patchy spots.
Semi-bright (Eggshell and Satin)
This one looks matte from straight on, but has a subtle sheen when viewed at an angle. It does last longer, but imperfections are not hidden that well.
Bathroom paint needs to provide protection from humidity and moisture that leads to staining, chipping and peeling. This finish is durable, washable and mildew-resistant. Also, truly easiest to clean. For bathroom ceiling this one should be considered as best. The problem, though, is in reflecting surface, which calls attention to any and all minor flaws.
Anyway, now you know all the benefits and drawbacks. So choosing between them is simply a matter of weighing your room conditions, need for durability, and personal taste. Take a look at our gallery, maybe you’ll get inspired!