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 Use

Primed or painted Interior Ceilings.

Usage Summary
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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 Time
  • 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 & Storage
  • 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.

Read Application Instructions


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 223.
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product I used it after I pulled down my Popcorn Ceiling Texture. I worked Perfectly.
Date published: 2019-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Have been a customer of Behr's for 15 years. Great product value especially when rebates are offered.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Apply this to my new remodel and it looks wonderful
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy working paint I used this paint, easy to work with, coverage was great, drying time was quicker than i exspected,very good price for a high quality paint, will buy this brand again!!!
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job right. A great, flat, white bright ceiling paint that usually works in one coat. It does require 2 coats if you have patching or discoloration underneath.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great paint. Wish it came with a primer. Sometimes 2 coats are required even on existing white ceiling where one coat should have worked.
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superior Hiding ability This is my 9th house and my 8th rehab in 35 years. I started using Behr paint from inception and would not use anything else. The quality and hideability is second to none. I use the ceiling paint, wall (eggshell for me) and trim in satin. Just great stuff all around and the price is reasonable. Ceiling paint hides cigarette smoke and dark dirty ceilings
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage! Coverage was great! Very happy with this product and the rebate!
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic coverage I am more than pleaed with the coverage and hidability of this product . This is one of the brightest white paints available and will enhance the coloration of any room making it apear brighter more airy and seemingly larger !
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage Paint covered the ceiling perfectly. Look very good.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ceiling flat streaks The ceiling white streaks requiring multiple coats to fix.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage I used this on my dining room ceiling. Bright white and excellent coverage compared to a similar paint from another brand that I used elsewhere.
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint! I bought some ceiling paint last month and gave my ceilings a fresh coat. It really brightened and freshened up the room.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rofin Quality without question I definitely recommend this
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good but... I bought this paint for the popcorn ceilings. I was painting with 3/8in thick roller and had no issues with picking up popcorn or bubbles. That was a good part. However, I had to run second coat because paint did not fully cover the original paint. I could attribute that to the popcorn and rough surface but even in the areas with smooth surface the second layer was required. For clarity I was not trying too cover too large areas with single dip. Overall, I had good experience and still would recommend the product.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great paint Easy to roll or brush on. I started out with clean white ceilings so coverage with just 1 coat was great.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good adhesion I painted ceiling in mobile home and only needed one coat with no paint dripping onto the floor.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glorious Shine I purchased this paint during the middle of the summer.... it dried so quickly ( and not weird or bubbly from the heat). It’s still as shiny as the day is was applied and my kitchen ceiling looks better than when I actually moved in!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Excellent paint, great finish, nice match with original paint
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dig it. Worked great and has nice coat. It went on well and looks clean.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Geat coverage Worked well. will use again for the rest of the house.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes on and stay on! My wife and I purchased while we were getting ready to sell out home. We were able to repaint the entire main floor ceilings with this paint. It did not take a thick application and we were able to just do 1 coat and it looked great!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color The color was perfect and went on very smooth!! We couldn’t be more happy with it!!
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Did the job Liked the ceiling certainly made a difference and brightened up the ceiling. I used it on a 'popcorn' ceiling.
Date published: 2019-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Homeowner Bought a couple of months ago. Performed as expected.
Date published: 2019-09-04
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