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BEHR Premium Plus

Model 55801

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1 gal. Flat Interior Ceiling Paint

$21.98 /each
  • Maintains the original acoustical properties of your ceiling
  • Touches up well and will also hide minor surface imperfections
  • Tintable to light colors

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Premium Plus Interior Ceiling Paint 1 gal. features a durable, acrylic-latex formula that is specifically designed for use on previously painted or primed interior ceilings. This spatter resistant formula minimizes glare and provides a mildew-resistant finish. This formula also maintains the original acoustical ceiling properties.

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  • Suitable for use on textured, popcorn and acoustic-style ceilings
  • Formulated for application with brushes, rollers and sprays
  • Acrylic-latex formula provides durability and resists splattering
  • Flat sheen offers a matte finish
  • Excellent hiding capability for great coverage
  • 1 container covers up to 300 sq. ft.
  • Cleans with soap and water for your convenience
  • Resists mildew growth to maintain a pristine appearance
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • GREENGUARD Certified products are certified to GREENGUARD standards for low chemical emissions into indoor air during product usage. For more information, visit ul.com/gg.
  • Online Price includes Paint Care fee in the following states: CA, CO, CT, ME, MN, OR, RI, VT
  • Click here to use our paint calculator and estimate how much paint you need to complete your project

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what is the difference between ceiling paint and regular paint?

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I see that ceiling paint is less expensive but does that mean its also poorer quality. Can I use regular wall paint on my ceiling?
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Ceiling paint is basically a flat finish white paint with little washability(since ceilings usually don't get fingerprints and dirt smudges it doesn't have to be too durable).
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Ceiling white is a particular color that seems to be consistent across different brands. It is generally a little thicker ,so it doesn't drip as much. It also sometimes comes in a color changing formula so you can see where you have painted and dries to bright white.
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Usually ceiling paint is thicker to avoid dripping.
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We have always used ceiling paint on ceilings because of the great coverage especially if you have textured ceilings
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January 27, 2015
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I suppose you can, but I like the texture of ceiling paint for my ceilings.
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Ceiling is typically a flat paint -- room paint has more sheen/shiny finish (eggshell, satin typical)
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The biggest difference in the cheaper brands of paint is thickness and the ability to cover with one coat. Many paints claim one coat coverage but in my experience only the top of the line of a given brand will actually do it (...and then not all the time. Trying to cover a dark color with a light color will many times require a second coat .....regardless of claims). Less expensive does not necessarily Read More
The biggest difference in the cheaper brands of paint is thickness and the ability to cover with one coat. Many paints claim one coat coverage but in my experience only the top of the line of a given brand will actually do it (...and then not all the time. Trying to cover a dark color with a light color will many times require a second coat .....regardless of claims). Less expensive does not necessarily mean poor quality. You can use any paint you want on your ceiling . However, ceiling paint is almost always 'flat' and many wall paints are not and will have some level of shine. Unless you want shine for some artistic effect, do not use wall paint (of course I don't know of a reason flat wall paint would not work just fine and then you could paint your ceiling any color you want.
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Ceiling paint is generally a flat paint that seems to be a slightly thicker paint then paint that one would paint walls with.
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Ceiling paint is thinner in the polymer they add so the coating is less. This is why it is less expensive. People bump into wall and not into ceilings. So ceilings need less protection or covering.
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Dear hatethatpopcorn,
Thank you very much for your question. The primary difference between BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Ceiling Paint and a BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior wall paint is durability. Ceiling paints do not require the level of scrubbability or cleanability that a vertical wall paint would require. Simply stated, customers do not scrub or clean their ceilings. So, Behr has formulated our ceiling paint Read More
Dear hatethatpopcorn,
Thank you very much for your question. The primary difference between BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Ceiling Paint and a BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior wall paint is durability. Ceiling paints do not require the level of scrubbability or cleanability that a vertical wall paint would require. Simply stated, customers do not scrub or clean their ceilings. So, Behr has formulated our ceiling paint for excellent hide and coverage and to be more spatter resistant as customers need to paint upside down. However, we have eliminated the cleanability and mildew resistance. Thank you. Read Less
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I have painted the ceiling twice trying to get rid of the blotches and streaks that have resulted from using this paint. How do I fix it?

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It sounds like you will have to primer it first if the stains and blotches are that stubborn, or maybe paint it with kills oil base first.
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Im sure you have solved your problem because of the date on the question. Im answering this for the many people with this same problem. I have the problem as well. To fix the problem simply go buy another product that does not have a behr label on it. I made the mistake of buying 2 five gal buckets and thinking it needed a recoat or 5. Lol don't waste you time.
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The only thing I can think of that would cause what you are talking about is that you are not stirring the paint often enough. Ceiling paint is a 'flat' paint. Flat paint has something in it that causes it not to shine. That something will settle out (become unmixed) in a very short period of time (Flat urethane paint recommends to stir it every 15 minutes or so.). Ceiling paint is flat paint. If you (or Read More
The only thing I can think of that would cause what you are talking about is that you are not stirring the paint often enough. Ceiling paint is a 'flat' paint. Flat paint has something in it that causes it not to shine. That something will settle out (become unmixed) in a very short period of time (Flat urethane paint recommends to stir it every 15 minutes or so.). Ceiling paint is flat paint. If you (or the store you bought it from) stirred it well, you should be good that day. However, if you wait until the next day to paint you should stir it first. Of course I am assuming that your 'streaks and blotches' are shiny spots. If they are not, without more info, I cannot answer. Read Less
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I would recommend sealing up the bad spots with an excellent primer/sealer called "Kilz"
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If you have blotches or streaks coming through, then either you are not putting on a thick enough coating or the previous paint is more intense than what you are putting on. I typically do 2 coats on a ceiling and this tends to cover. A problem people run into on wall that are not painted for a long time, probably greater than 8 years, is that they are dry and the paint does not absorb well the 1st time. Read More
If you have blotches or streaks coming through, then either you are not putting on a thick enough coating or the previous paint is more intense than what you are putting on. I typically do 2 coats on a ceiling and this tends to cover. A problem people run into on wall that are not painted for a long time, probably greater than 8 years, is that they are dry and the paint does not absorb well the 1st time. A primer will help fix this or a 2nd coat will fix this.
If it is flat white that is the problem, then 2 coats or a primer is needed. I have no experience with color ceiling paint and because ceiling paint is thin, this could be difficult to do in one coat. For colored ceilings, I would use regular wall paint.
I haven't met a paint that does not require 2 coats. Read Less
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Make sure you put a enough paint on the roller. If you try to stretch the paint it will show streaks. You will need to make sure you fill the roller up and keeping doing that often. If you do that you it will come out with no blotches.
Just a reminder, they don't make paint like the use too. There are too many restrictions on the paint with the EPA and environmental agency.
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You need to shake or stir your paint better, If I haven't used my paint in a while I've taken it back to
the store to have them re-shake it for me, and they always accommodate. I just painted all my ceilings with this paint, and they Look amazing!!!
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HD has a better quality ceiling paint that is slightly more expensive.
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Hi Sandy,
Thank you for your question. We would like to better understand your project so that we can help. Please give us a call at 1-800-854-0133 ext. 2 and one of our technical experts would be happy to assist.
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I had to buy new "whiter" paint and redo whole job. This paints bites.
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Can you use this on kitchen walls?

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The one I am rating is ceiling paint. I honestly would think so but if you need something that you can wash, you might want to get one for walls. They have quite a few that they suggest that was made especially for that.
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You can if you have plenty left over and do not want to purchase another or paint with another color
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Much better options for kitchen walls. Ceiling is a flat paint which is not washable. Eggshell or satin finish or even semi gloss (assuming you did a good job on wall prep) would be a much better option.
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You could, but you don't want to. Flat paint will not be as easy to keep clean as a non-flat wall paint.
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Flat paint is recommended on walls for the kitchen. You should use semi-gloss paint.
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Yes but in the kitchen I would use at least a sating to gloss finish so that it is easier to clean up grease and other stains commonly found in the kitchen.
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I guess you could although it is intended for a ceiling application.
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yes its great
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Yes, in fact I did.
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Dear Pris,
Thank you very much for your question. We do not recommend using BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Ceiling Paint on your kitchen walls. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Ceiling Paint is designed to only go over ceiling surfaces. It is not formulated with the durability to withstand the wear and tear of a kitchen. Your kitchen walls will be subject to high traffic scuffs and wear that require a much more durable Read More
Dear Pris,
Thank you very much for your question. We do not recommend using BEHR PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Ceiling Paint on your kitchen walls. BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Ceiling Paint is designed to only go over ceiling surfaces. It is not formulated with the durability to withstand the wear and tear of a kitchen. Your kitchen walls will be subject to high traffic scuffs and wear that require a much more durable paint than a ceiling paint. In addition, BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Ceiling Paint is not designed to be cleaned. Your kitchen walls will need to be cleaned from time to time as those surfaces often get dirty from cooking activities.
Behr recommends using a higher sheen in the kitchen such as BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Satin Enamel or a Semi-Gloss Enamel. These sheens are designed to withstand the wear and tear of kitchen traffic and activities. Thank you. Read Less
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HOW MANY ROOMS WILL 3 GALLONS OF CEILING PAINT DO?

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LITTLE FOYER, LIVING ROOM, DINING ROOM AND HALLWAY IN A RANCH HOUSE.
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it depends on the size of the room . The coverage is usually on the can
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Goes by size of room and what you are covering. I applied on a 12*24 primered garage ceiling and used 3 gallons in two coats.
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Most latex paint gallons will do about 400 square feet (check the can for each brand and type of paint to get an accurate figure). Measure your rooms and do the math to see how much you will need.
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Well... it really depends on the size of the ceiling. One gallon of paint will cover about 200 square feet so, measure the ceiling (length time width) to determine the approximate number of square feet. Divide this number by 600 (3 gallons of paint) and you can see how far your three gallons will go.
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For 2 coats of paint, you can do about a 13x13 room with one gallon.
You do the rest of the math.
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One gallon is supposed to cover between 300 to 400 square feet of surface (just one application). I would recommend measuring your square footage to make sure you purchase the right amount of galons.
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square footage coverage is on the can, it is pretty accurate. My gut feeling is small ranch you are fine.... one gallon covers 250-400 sf. so average is 325 s/f.. 3 gallons then 975 s/f... need to do the bath...
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Home Depot on its site has a Paint Calculator for estimating how many gallons are needed. In the query search area at the top of the webpage enter 'paint calculator' and it will take you to it. Just enter the footage of the rooms and it will estimate the number of gallons needed. Its more accurate than estimating average room sizes.
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A 1 gallon can will cover 250-400 sqft. I guess it depends on how many coats you apply.
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Hi Patty,
One gallon of Behr Premium Plus Ceiling Paint is enough product to paint one coat on 250-400 square feet of ceiling. Three gallons is enough product to paint one coat on 750-1200 square feet. To determine the size of your ceiling, measure the width of your room and the length of your room and multiply the two measurements together. For instance, if your room is 12 feet long and 10 feet wide, Read More
Hi Patty,
One gallon of Behr Premium Plus Ceiling Paint is enough product to paint one coat on 250-400 square feet of ceiling. Three gallons is enough product to paint one coat on 750-1200 square feet. To determine the size of your ceiling, measure the width of your room and the length of your room and multiply the two measurements together. For instance, if your room is 12 feet long and 10 feet wide, your ceiling is 120 square feet. (12ft X 10ft = 120sq.ft.) One gallon of Behr Premium Plus Ceiling Paint is enough to paint 2 to 3 coats on a 120 sq ft. ceiling.
Why is there a range? You will need more paint if you are painting a rough, textured or porous surface and less product if you are painting a smooth, sealed surface. Your application technique will also affect the amount of paint you will need.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Covers well in all areas thruout the house. Best on ceilings. August 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by You will need several coats Because of pets I must use Low Oder Low VOC paint. My ceiling had not been painted in 16 years, so it was very yellow and in bad need of paint. Cutting and applying the paint looked good, since anything would look better. Got a second gallon to do a second coat since I was doing this. Before starting the second coat I noticed a lot of see through on the first coat. I am applying the second coat heavy with little working. I will probably need a third coat . If you must use this, I would recommend this. 1. Use a primer first. 2. Put the paint on as heavy as possible. 3. Hope that with the primmer you won't need a second coat. July 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very nice ceiling paint at a good price The paint covered the existing ceiling paint in only 1 coat, which surprised me. September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Finishing touches great coverage, consistent finish, blends with other batch lots. August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is a reorder. Always goes on perfectly and matches previously painted surfaces . August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Perfect for all ceilings! The color is bright & it goes on smoothly. It covers a multitude of ceiling sins. August 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great ceiling paint The behr premium is a great ceiling paint. It goes on smooth and is a nice bright white color. It's worth the extra money compared to the other cheaper ceiling paints. August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best paint brand to buy One coat coverage is what I was looking for and I got it. August 2, 2016
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