BEHR ULTRA® Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint No. 5558

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BEHR ULTRA Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint is an acrylic paint & primer that delivers versatile stain-blocking performance. This product, featuring NANOGUARD® Technology, forms an extra-protective shell with an easy-to-clean STAYS LOOKING NEW LONGER® finish for excellent durability. The flat sheen helps hide minor surface imperfections.

Flat finish
Best for use in
Use on properly prepared interior ceilings
250-400 sq. ft. per gallon depending on the application method and substrate porosity. It does not include the loss of material from spraying.

Read important application instructions to ensure optimum paint performance.

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250-400 Sq. Ft 
Coverage per Gallon

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Properly prepared coated and uncoated Interior Ceilings.

Usage SummaryBlank space if empty.
Preparation & PrimeBlank 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.
  • 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.
ApplicationBlank space if empty.
  • 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.
Dry TimeBlank space if empty.
  • 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 & StorageBlank space if empty.
  • 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.

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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 ULTRA® Stain-Blocking Ceiling Paint No. 5558 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 156.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint I 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 5 by from Great coverage Was 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 5 by from Excellent Update to every room! LOVE the coverage and freshness this gives every room.
Date published: 2018-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from did exactly what we needed done we had a stain issue in our closet ceiling from water and then mildew and we tried several attempts to clean and hide the area but it wasnt until we bought Behr stain blocking ceiling paint that finally solved the problem once and for all. It really looks great now
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from did good job happy with the job, blocked stains, went on easy, would use again
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great coverage Bought cheaper brand 1st to paint ceiling of course it wasn't a full coverage paint. I ditched the cheap paint from bargin store and went to home depot. So happy repainted rest ceilings with Behr. Still not happy with hallway but that is my fault for using other paint. My other rooms look great that used Behr paint. Associate at my store was more than helpful and offered advice.
Date published: 2021-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MADE MY CEILING LOOK NEW Easy to apply and the results were fantastic! It made me look like a professional painter.
Date published: 2021-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stain Blocking Ceiling Paint this paint rolled on great and did a fine job of covering our basement ceiling and helping to reduce and prevent stains.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome coverage! I used this paint and it provided the exact coverage and quality I was hoping for. It has the right reflection and a cleanable surface.
Date published: 2021-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cover We have a small bathroom with no ventilation. Our ceiling gets bad after a short time. This paint covers and looks amazing. Thank you.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent coverage Covered hurricane related ceiling stains from roof damage..... i went from tears of sadness to tears of joy when the paint covered all the spots left by the water damage...
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great paint Looks great but still needed two coats to cover previously colored ceiling into white
Date published: 2020-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ceiling Paint! Best indoor and exterior products out on the market for overall and touch ups! I’ve even used it on furniture restoration projects with great success!
Date published: 2020-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat stain gone I bought this and applied one coat over a stain in a pre bank owned property- the home had been vacant 3 years. The stain above the shower was fro the bathroom above when pipes broke. One coat, stains gone!
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One coat and ready I bought this paint las week. I am Happy with the coverage, one coat and done!
Date published: 2020-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers old stains I was thrilled with the quality of this paint. It went on smoothly and evenly. Covered old stains on the ceiling. Dried quickly.
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So thick with no dripping So happy I used this wonderful paint on my kitchen ceiling. Looks really nice. Easy to use great coverage and easy clean up.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from had to do 2 coats Product is not as good as it once was Had to repaint with 2nd coat as it did not cover
Date published: 2020-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Coverage and Low Odor We needed to touch up our bathroom ceiling. We had the paint tinted to match. Home Depot did a great job color matching. We were able to paint just the areas with stains to cover and blend. The consistency of the paint was thick enough to be able to apply with a brush without dripping all over. Once dried it blends with the original ceiling color perfectly. Nice to have a can on hand for touch ups.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good coverage Covered years of buildup on kitchen textured ceiling. It looks amazing. Covered with one coat too!
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bathroom/Bedroom Ceiling Paint This product was awesome to use. I highly recommend! I first used the product in bedroom to cover ceiling and molding, I took my time and it came out perfect. I had three small weird stains on the ceiling and followed the recommend instruction to coat then wait to see if they bleed through. Two of them did, so the next day I retouched and they were gone. As for the bathroom ceiling, great coverage, very even. Again I had to do a couple of touch ups the next day, mainly in the corner of the shower area and wow, great finish. I highly recommend this product. I am also a perfectionist, so I took my time. Plus covering white on white ceilings are not easy. Hopefully I won't have to paint the bathroom ceiling for years to come.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ceiling and walls look amazing! Got this and 3 gallons of Behr Premium wall paint to help my mother in law redo her kitchen. The ceiling, walls and trim look amazing. The only issue I've found is that it takes a few coats for even coverage even with the primer mixed in. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Date published: 2020-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prefect Went over grey walls will one coat, easy even spread
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the professional and the DIYer I live in a home built in the late 70's. Every ceiling has "popcorn" concealer. I call it concealer because of all the workmanship flaws "popcorn" hides. I am slowly working my way through the house scraping and repainting the ceilings. Behr Ultra stain blocking ceiling paint is incredible and the price is the most reasonable I have found especially considering the quality! It give great coverage and conceals the small flaws left after mudding and re-sand the ceiling. An important tip and step to take before painting with this or any product. Use a damp cloth to wipe all the dust off the ceiling. I painted professionally for several years. I tried other product then I found Behr. I have not considered another paint since. I use strictly Behr products for all my painting needs.
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers beautifully! I painted over years of little marks on the ceiling and it covered perfectly!
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Paint Ceilings are hard to paint to cover and not leave roller marks, but this paint was so easy to work with. Could easily see it cover well. Would use next project for sure.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Durable material great look available at Home Depot
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! Our kid's room had a terribly stained ceiling but this product covered the stains and imperfections beautifully! It was also very easy to work with. I plan to use it from now on when I repaint the other ceilings in the rest of the house.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice good product BEHR paint use it all the time when doing painting
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good coverage I didn’t know they had a paint that was made especially for ceilings and it’s less expensive than the regular wall paint. I decided to try this in my rental units and so far it has worked well. I like to do uniform colors in all the units as well so this makes it easy to remember what I used on the ceiling because the can says ceiling
Date published: 2020-05-30
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