Sign In to join the community | Help
Building Materials

Painted Shower Ceiling

What material should I use for a shower ceiling that will be painted?

Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question
Posted 2016-01-31T19:45:41+0000  by BenefitsTamer BenefitsTamer
Hi Benefits Tamer,

Ceiling paint is typically flat.

However, in a shower, I've seen satin and semi-gloss ceiling paint.

All Behr paints contain mildewcide, so you'll gain the benefit of reducing opportunity for mildew to grow simply by using Behr.

Even more important than selecting sheen is installing and using an exhaust fan to remove moisture from that room.

You'll find that newer exhaust fans move much more air and operate much quieter as well.

Choose the sheen you prefer.

Install and operate an exhaust fan every time you're in the shower.

And, periodically clean the ceiling with Mold Control.

Click the link below to see our video about selecting paint sheen:

Watch Our How-To Video

Posted 2016-02-02T14:57:55+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL

Hello Benefits Tamer



Because you are planning on painting your shower ceiling you should use a mold and moisture resistant Drywall like USG Mold Tough Gypsum board.




SHEETROCK Brand UltraLight Mold Tough 1/2 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. Gypsum Board is the first and lightest 1/2 in. moisture- and mold-resistant panel available. As the lightest of their kind, these panels are easier to lift, carry and install, and are ideal in new and remodel construction where moisture and mold resistance is desired. They feature a non-combustible gypsum core encased in 100% recycled moisture- and mold-resistant paper, and score, snap and finish just like standard drywall.



When installing you should, space 1-1/4in. drywall screws 12 in. apart on ceilings.  For complete installation instructions click on the specification tab below the picture while viewing on Home Depot .com.



Thank you for your inquiry.



Posted 2016-02-02T15:15:37+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
Not what you were looking for ? Try posting a question