How to paint a white ceiling?


I have a low ceiling in my kitchen. At the stove it is stained from grease. It is currently white

board of some sort that look like tile.

  7 answers
  • Use a heavy duty paint like the Kilz primer. That will cover all the stains.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Mar 26, 2019

    Hi Shawn,

    I'd first clean the ceiling with TSP to remove as much grease as possible. Be sure to wear goggles so that it doesn't drip into your eyes. Once that is done, use a good primer like Kilz then paint the ceiling with the paint of your choice. For the future, I'd suggest installing an exhaust fan over your stove if possible. If not, I'd make cleaning the ceiling a regular priority to preserve your paint job. :) Wishing you the best.

  • Shawn Shawn on Mar 26, 2019

    Thank you both. Does Kilz do paint and primer in one?

    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 26, 2019

      it's basically stain blocking primer & either ZInsser or Kilz can be tinted so you don't need to paint over it. wipe with hot water & dawn dish ultra first (don't need a bunch of expensive chemicals to clean it) let it dry well the prime. might want to do 2 coats & it's semi gloss type finish so it's easy to keep clean

  • William William on Mar 26, 2019

    Linda has got it. Clean, prime, and paint.

  • Shawn Shawn on Mar 26, 2019

    Thank you. Will do.

  • Sharon Sharon on Mar 28, 2019

    I use Dollar Tree Awesome Orange in the gallon to clean greasy ceilings in kitchens and a car sponge to make quick work of it. I suggest you use semi-gloss paint to make future cleaning easy.

  • Shawn Shawn on Apr 21, 2019

    Thank you all for the awesome tips. My local hardware is having paint on sale this week.