PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Ceiling Paint

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For a paint specifically designed to take on a variety of ceiling surfaces, choose BEHR PREMIUM PLUS Interior Ceiling Paint. This flat, non-reflective sheen is spatter-resistant, and will maintain the original acoustical properties of your ceiling.

A flat sheen has a matte, non-reflective finish that's easy to clean, touches up well and will also hide minor surface imperfections.
Best for use in
Primed or painted Interior Ceilings.
250-400 Sq. Ft. per Gallon

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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Product Usage

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1 HR Dry Time

2 HR Recoat Time

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250-400 Sq. Ft.


Per Gallon

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Soap & Water


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from Freezing

Where to UseBlank space if empty.

Primed or painted Interior Ceilings.

Usage SummaryBlank space if empty.
PreparationBlank space if empty.
  • Remove loose paint, wash off any dirt and grease with detergent, remove mildew stains with a mildew stain removing product.
  • Scuff sand glossy surfaces.
  • Countersink nailheads, repair imperfections and sand smooth.
  • Remove all dust with a damp cloth, allow to dry.
  • Allow new stucco, plaster and masonry to cure for 30 days before priming.
PrimeBlank space if empty.
  • Use a product such as BEHR® Kitchen, Bath & Trim Stain-Blocking Primer & Sealer No.75.
  • On new drywall in low-moisture rooms, use a product such as BEHR® Drywall Plus Primer & Sealer No. 73.


ApplicationBlank space if empty.
  • Use product when the surface and air temperatures are between 50 - 90°F (10-32ºC).
  • Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of the same product to ensure color and sheen uniformity.
  • Use a high quality 3/8-1/2" nap roller cover, nylon/polyester brush or an airless sprayer (.015”-.019” spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
  • Coverage is 250 to 400 sq. ft. (23-37 m²) per gallon depending on the surface texture, porosity and application method.
  • Do not thin if using a roller or brush; however, if using a sprayer and thinning is required, thin with water at a rate of no more than 1/2 pint per gallon.
  • Certain colors may require more than one coat for complete hide.
  • Popcorn style acoustic ceilings, use acoustic ceiling roller cover or airless sprayer (.015-.017 spray tip).
Dry TimeBlank space if empty.
  • Dries to touch in one hour at 77°F (25ºC) and 50% humidity, recoat in 2 hours. Longer dry time required in cooler temperatures and in higher humidity.
  • After two weeks, cured paint film may be cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive liquid detergent.
  • Dry paint film is mildew resistant


Clean Up & StorageBlank space if empty.
  • Use soap and water.
  • Properly dispose of all soiled rags and protect unused product from freezing.
  • For disposal of unused paint products, please contact your household refuse collection service.

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Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for so long as you reside in your home. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey:  The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Ceiling Paint is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 248.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Covers well The ceiling paint went on smoothly and covered a lot of area. The end result is great. Bright, clean ceilings that look great.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Painless Painting My wife and I lease out a house to college students. We elected to use Behr throughout the house, and painting was a breeze thanks to the primer inclusion. I was surprised at the coverage we were able to attain, and we did not require a second coat; clean-up was very easy. As you can imagine, everything must be addressed at the end of the lease; that is where "Behr" comes into action. After painting with Behr, most of the ceilings came clean with an eraser, and the others that did require touch-ups were completed with ease and were non-noticeable. We will definitely use Behr again in the future.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Coverage The previous owner painted the ceiling in the bathroom blue. I bought this ceiling paint in white and it covered so perfect! Thanks Behr for making an awesome product!!
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always Refer this to Customers I'm a painter that runs labor only advertisements. So time is money. This Stuff covers just as good and maybe better then SW's ceiling paint. And Customer isn't getting overcharged.
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The only Behr product I would NOT recommend Hmmm, I love all the other paint products made by behr but have mixed feelings about this one. Perhaps I got a bad bucket of paint? I found it to be kind of grainy and it settles way too easily - which results in difficulty mixing it. I took my bucket back twice to be mixed but it is still grainy and certainly not good for putting through my paint sprayer. That said, I LOVE BEHR - just not this product.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not flat I am very disappointed with the Behr ceiling paint. It has a shine to it and should be flat as advertised. I have contacted two pro painters and they both said that the paint is a problem and Behr knows about it.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not flat I am very disappointed with the Behr ceiling paint. It has a shine to it and should be flat as advertised. I have contacted two pro painters and they both said that the paint is a problem and Behr knows about it.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed with the cov I was suprised how poorly this covered over a previously white ceiling. After using an entire gallon to paint a single (average size) room ceiling twice, it still looks unevenly coated. I was happy with the Marquee paint that I used on the walls of the same room, but this lower tier paint just did not do the job.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Your paint doesn't cover very well at all Hello .. I bought 1 5 gallon pail of this paint at the suggestion of the lady at home depot, to paint my ceilings. So far I have done 2 coats on my 14x14 kitchen ceiling, and 2 coats on my 12x8 bathroom ceiling and they both look like they need another coat. I also have gone through almost 1/2 of the 5 gallon pail !!!!! This paint is obviously not the great product I was told it would be and am really disappointed, since I have a 14x28 living room and 2 more 14x14 bedroom ceilings left to do. I guess I will be switching brands afterwards, as I never seem to have had this problem with Glidden.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ceiling paint The color indicator helps to ensure you have 100% coverage of the ceiling and that gives your project a excellent finish. There's nothing worse then missing a spot here or there because you will see it once all the paint dries.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Whiter than the competition I bought a can of the competitor's ceiling white paint to touch up a ceiling I painted with Behr Premiim ceiling paint. The competitor's paint wasn't near as white as the Behr ceiling paint even though the Behr paint had been painted over 10 years ago. The competitor's paint also had a stronger odor. The competitor's paint was priced comparably priced to Behr. I will stick with Behr paint in the future.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean as Heaven I purchased this low odor low voc paint it was recomended by the home depot guy in the paint department, and I am extremely satisfied, ceeling looks clean and it really feels cool you can really feel the difference in the the rooms before and after been paint with this great paint i give this 5 stars Big fan of BEAR interior Ceiling Flat paint
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my go to ceiling paint. This is my go to ceiling paint. It’s not sloppy and lays well. I always do two coats and two coats of this on a properly prepped ceiling looks mint.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage I bought and old house with a whole lot of ceiling that needed work and refreshing. This paint is helping my ceilings look their best!
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fresh new clean look! We bought this several mos ago and finally finished repainting our ceilings and it looks so clean and fresh! It went on smoothly and easily and was nice to work with! It also covered nicely! No surprises and no problems which is also refreshing! Thanks so much!!!
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST ceiling paint on the market! I started using this paint about 15 or 16 years ago and absolutely love it! Because slot of my rooms have white ceilings and colored walls I have found if you love in a non smoking, no wood fireplace home that before you repaint you can re-edge the ceiling with Behr ceiling paint and you will never know that the ceiling was not painted. The new edge line blends in so seamlessly. Truly love this product,
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint Bought this paint about a month ago and it went on very smooth and coververed with no streaks. I would buy it again.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp new ceilings. We had a water leak which stained our ceiling. This ceiling paint covered the dry water stain with one coat. Our kitchen ceiling looks like new. You would never know we had an issue!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great coverage i bought this to cover a stain from a roof leak i had painted the ceiling last year with Behr interior ceiling flat the can i bought last month matches exactly.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint! Covers well and leaves a bright clean finish. Very happy!
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint I bought it yesterday. I am not a professional by any means, but it was good thick paint that was easy to use. Had new drywall installed on my ceilings. Put a coat of drywall primer on, then two coats of the ceiling paint. Although, except for a few spots from painters error, the first coat would have been all that was needed.
Date published: 2020-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Paint for Ceiling Bought this paint to touch up my ceilings in my older home. Wow, does the room look brighter and cleaning and with a fresh coat of ceiling paint! And I feel like this gallon of paint lasted a lot longer than other gallons I have purchased, I only needed to do one coat which is a blessing when painting a ceiling!
Date published: 2020-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good job Provides good coverage and nice finish, I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Behr is the "bear" of all paints We had purchase Behr ceiling paint for our remodeling job in our old house and decided to use Behr again in our new construction home because we have always been pleased with Behr products.
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Streaks across the ceiling So disappointed. I typically always use Behr when painting. The last couple rooms I have painted have been streaky but by adding a second coat, have evened our for the most part (frustrating as I should t have to do this with their premium paint). I am on my second coat of ceiling paint and the ceiling is covered in streaks. I have worked in small sections, overlapped wet edges, allowed overnight dry time and put the second coat on perpendicular to the first. I’m so disappointed and irritated. We have wasted time and money for a ceiling that looks horrible. Will end up having to try a third coat of paint but anticipate just seeing more streaks.
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Streaks on ceiling Love the other paint in the Behr line but this ceiling paint is just not very good. No matter how many coats are applied, it looks streaky in the sunlight. Very disappointed. Painting ceilings isn’t exactly a fun job so to have it come out poorly...
Date published: 2020-01-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from please discontinue already I bought this thinking “I’ll pay a bit more and just get a good paint and get it done”. I had already sprayed 2 coats of primer on a professional level-5 ceiling. Everything looks perfect. Then I get to this trash. I spray the first coat which I assumed would be the last.. “Odd, there is a bit of an eggshell sheen to this.. and a bit streaky. I’m sure it’ll dry out fine”. It didn’t. I thought I must have just missed a bunch of area between my spray marks somehow. Dumb me bought a second can to give it a second coat. This time I sprayed perpendicular to the previous coat... Same result, but now streaks in the other direction. Holding a light up to the ceiling you could see a completely covered surface with a great level coat. Just when you shined the light perpendicular to it, you’d see the patchy sheen. Luckily Home Depot was great and gave me two cans of i300 dead flat white paint for free. We’ll see if I get different results.
Date published: 2019-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat wonder I used this product last Month, October, Loved how it covered in one coat.
Date published: 2019-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very pleased My first time using Behr for the ceiling and I'm very pleased with the results...good coverage.
Date published: 2019-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers well I purchase Behr paints for my entire house. Good coverage.
Date published: 2019-09-18
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