Not a typical choice. Check with a pro paint store like Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore? They may have a non reflective paint that would serve well in the bathroom. I am assuming you want flat sheen due to not wanting to draw attention to some sort of surface texture or surface variation, like from repairs/damage?
I feel differently. No reason not to use a flat ceiling paint in a bathroom. Just like in any other room, the flat will help hide imperfections. Even in the high humidity area like a bath, flat paint will stay on just as well as any other finish.
Flat ceiling paint is perfectly fine and in most people's opinion looks best. I see no reason to put any sheen on a ceiling.
If you've had moisture/mildew problems in the past, I highly recommend using Perma-White by Zinsser. It's made just for the job, is mildew proof and can be tinted if you like. It comes in 3 sheen levels including satin.
Semi gloss is what is recommended for bathrooms, it has been the standard for many years. As the ex manager of a name brand paint store (many moons ago) we always recommended semi gloss for the bathrooms.
As a homeowner and as a builder, I always go with flat --especially with a textured wall. It looks good, it lasts good. And we people on the west coast love our textured walls -- which look best when painted with flat paint.
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is it ok to use flat ceiling paint on a bathroom ceiling?
By personal experience I can tell you that flat paint works very well on a bathroom ceiling and lasts longer than other paints do.
I have a relatively pretty small bathroom in my house which doesn't have much ventilation either, with just a little window which is almost always closed. And when I generally shower, the water almost inevitably splashes all over the walls and sometimes the ceiling as well.But no mildew, no moisture damage and no peeling paint can be seen in spite of all this on the ceiling. If you ask for my advice, use a flat latex for your bathroom ceiling and you'll be spared the headache of having to get it painted and re-painted time and again for at least a couple of years at a time.This message has been edited. Last edited by: Carrie84,