Step 1 Choose the Best Paint for Your Ceiling
The ceiling paint you choose should provide the most uniform surface possible while hiding any imperfections and stains that may be present. You'll also need to consider the adhesion of your paint if your ceiling is made of drywall, plaster or stucco. It should also be resistant to cracking and peeling. Traditionally, a flat latex paint is the best for ceilings, while glazes and eggshell or satin finishes can add a bit of sheen to the finished product.