Ceiling paint and no streaks!

What is a good ceiling paint and application to avoid streaking? I recently painted the ceiling in my dining room.flat ceiling white. I applied two coats, but can see streaking. Help!

  10 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 16, 2018
    Did you prime the ceiling first?

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 16, 2018
    Did you put primer on first? like Kilz or Zinseer The only other thing I can think of is if the ceiling has an oily residue on it from oil heater, fireplace or cooking it should have been washed with a degreaser first. If it was painted with latex, and the original paint was oil based it will also not bond..... then get Zinseer B-I-N primer and when its dry then put top coat on.
    You could try the primer in an area to see if it solves the problem..... when it drys if it looks good, then do the rest, then put on your top coat.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Feb 16, 2018
    Overlap with the roller. It will eliminate the streaks. Also you may to use better quality rollers.

  • Zita Braun Zita Braun on Feb 16, 2018
    Hi. I am just going to put some questions to you because I don't know what type of situation you have going on. Did you use primer first? Are you covering a darker color? If you did not use primer and are covering a darker color then try Behr paint. It has primer in it already and should give you better coverage. Use a nice thick roller while you are painting. the guy at the paint store can help you or read the labels. I hope this helps.

  • William William on Feb 16, 2018
    Lisa is right. You need to keep a wet edge and overlap with the roller. Too much paint will leave streaks. Do not use a thick roller for flat ceilings. It will leave streaks. A 3/8 nap roller is sufficient. A 1/2 nap roller for textured ceilings.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 16, 2018
    I recently saw an ad for paint that looked like it was tinted when applied to the ceiling and then dried white. The problem I've had with ceiling paint, was missing spots.

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 16, 2018
    There is a really neat paint out there just for ceilings. It comes in purple and pink. I know, who wants that on their ceiling??? Well, when it drys, it turns white! That way you know where you painted. Don't have a fan on while you're doing this because the paint will dry fast and you won't know where you left off. It stays pink or purple for about 15 or 20 minutes. It doesn't cost more, or if so, very little more, than regular paint. ACE Hardware carries it in the Valspar brand for about $26.00. If you don't have an ACE near you, just look for colour changing paint. I've used it and I really like it.

  • Pat Pat on Feb 16, 2018
    My son used the ceiling paint that went on pink and dried to white....was a disaster....so streaked. Painted it over again with white ceiling paint.

  • Nancy Nancy on Feb 16, 2018
    Thanks for all the comments. The ceiling was painted prior to the recent paint job with regular ceiling paint. It has always been white. With some of these answers, I am thinking that the roller I used was too thick. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and comments.

  • Nancy Nancy on Feb 17, 2018
    No, it was simply a fresh coat of white ceiling paint over another. The last time I painted the ceiling was a few years ago. No prime needed.