For advanced performance and stain-blocking on all of your home’s ceilings, choose BEHR ULTRA Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint. Its flat sheen hides minor surface imperfections, and can be tinted to light colors.
Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior Ceilings.
1 HR Dry Time 2 HR Recoat Time
250-400 Sq. Ft
Coverage per Gallon
Soap & Water
Preparation & Prime
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.
Make sure that there are no active water problems and that any previous water damage is fully dry.
Use BEHR ULTRA™ STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT as a primer for repaired or uncoated surfaces.
Lock in stains with BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT as a spot primer. For heavy stains, test for stain bleedthrough by applying BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT as a topcoat to a small section. If the stain bleeds through the topcoat, spot prime another coat to the stained area and test again before topcoating the entire ceiling. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating. Additional coats may be needed to achieve hide.
For drastic color changes, apply a primer coat of BEHR ULTRA STAIN-BLOCKING CEILING PAINT if needed.
Use product when the surface and air temperatures are between 50-90°F (10-32°C).
Stir paint occasionally. Intermix containers of 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).
Popcorn style acoustic ceilings; use acoustic ceiling roller cover (1/2-3/4” nap) or airless sprayer (.015-.019” spray tip, 60 mesh filter).
Coverage is 250-400 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.
Multiple coats may be required to complete hide.
Dries to touch in 30 minutes at 77°F (25°C) and 50% humidity, re-coat in 1 hour.
Longer dry time required in cooler temperatures and in higher humidity.
Clean Up & Storage
Use soap and water.
Properly dispose of all soiled rags and protect unused product from freezing.
For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your local household refuse collection service.
To consult with a Behr Certified Coatings Professional, call Behr Pro Hotline Toll Free number at 1-877-776-3961 (U.S.A. only).
PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA® Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint No. 5558 is rated
4.6 out of
Rated 5 out of
Mrs Happy from
Covers well with no roller or brush marksI bought at least 4 gallons of the optic white ceiling paint and I love it. I paid a professional painter and he said it was the best paint he has used. It’s worth every penny. The ceiling in this old house had stress lines and seemed uneven. This wonderful paint covered everything. The entire house was done in Behr Optic white. It’s the only paint I’ll ever use.
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of
Great PaintI used this in my bathroom ceiling because I had water stains in the ceiling of the shower area. This paint covered it 100% my bathroom looks great!!
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 5 out of
Hobby Painter from
Great coverageWas very pleased with this product, we were able to cover up dark paint on the wall without having to paint multiple coats!
Date published: 2018-12-03
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Update to every room!LOVE the coverage and freshness this gives every room.
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