Best Paint For Your Ceilings

If you’ve ever repainted a room of your house, then you’ll be well aware of how frustrating it can be to paint the ceiling. Maybe you’ve never tried DIY of that scale before, though, and just want a basic understanding of how to touch up the paint on your ceiling a little bit.

Whether you want to do a full scale repaint of your entire ceiling or just to touch up some minor blemishes and cover up marks, you might find yourself wanting an introduction to the best ceiling paints available.

The experts at Occupy The Farm know all about paint, and are happy to share their knowledge and help you to make the right choice of ceiling paint for your particular needs. Below, you’ll find a guide to the best paint for your ceilings that are currently available!

Best Ceiling Paints

There are many different brands of ceiling paints available, and all of them have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages for use in different rooms of your house, thanks to different colors and formulations. Here are a few of our favorites that you might want to try next time you paint a ceiling.

Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint

Benjamin Moore is one of the biggest and best loved brands of premium paint out there, thanks to their carefully formulated paints and incredibly smooth, high quality finish. This particular color of paint is marketed as the flattest finish available, thanks to its high quality ability to cover up rough patches and discolorations on the surface of the ceiling. It’s a very easy to apply paint, and its zero VOC formulation makes it a very easy to recommend choice! It looks great, it’s easy to use, and it’s very safe, making it one of the best premium ceiling paint options currently available. 

Prestige Interior Paint and Primer

This is one of the all round best ceiling paints out there. Its low VOC formulation and latex base makes it safe and easy to use in almost any room, and it’s easy to clean with soap and water, too! The one disadvantage of this paint is that it’s not ideally suited for use in kitchens and bathrooms, but other than that it’s an incredibly versatile choice that should be ideal for almost any user.

KILZ Interior Exterior Waterproofing Paint

This is a great choice for use in high humidity rooms like kitchens and bathrooms, as its nanotechnology formulation creates a water resistant layer, protecting your ceiling from water damage. It’s important to prime the ceiling first and to apply at least two coats of paint in order to get the most secure seal possible, but the high level of waterproofing that results is more than worth that extra effort!

Homax Roll On Ceiling Texture

This ceiling texture can be easily rolled onto any popcorn style textured ceiling with cracks in the surface. It’s easy to apply and easy to paint over, and gives a great finish over any textured ceiling. This is best used for small scale patching rather than full repainting, but it’s a very easy to use texture paint.

Zinsser Ready Mixed Popcorn Ceiling Patch

If you have a textured popcorn ceiling that’s got a bit scratched up, then the Zinsser Ready Mixed Popcorn Ceiling Patch is a great way to fill those gaps on a budget. It’s a thick paste that’s ideal for filling holes in textured ceilings, although it’s worth noting that it can be quite difficult to get a perfect color match with this paint.

Montage Signature Interior Exterior Eco Friendly Paint

This is an unusually environmentally friendly ceiling paint option for the responsible consumer. It’s made entirely in the USA, from raw and post consumer latex paints. As well as being environmentally conscious, this paint also gives great coverage and a high level of mold and mildew protection, and comes in three different finishes (low sheen, eggshell, and semi gloss).

Studio Finishes Molten Metallics

Richly colored with a spectacular gloss finish, this is a great choice if you want something a bit flashier and more exciting than a plain white ceiling. It’s a very durable choice with a rust inhibiting formulation, making it a good choice for outside use as well as inside. It’s not exactly subtle, but it might be worth it if you want something a bit more vibrantly colored than the usual!


These are just a few of the current best ceiling paints. Any of them are worth looking out for, and would make a great choice for almost any user!

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