About Ceiling Saver
Ceiling Saver claims to be paint, primer, stain blocker, and sealer all in one can, that can permanently coat ceiling stains on the outside, while also working as a stain blocker underneath the surface.
According to the manufacturer, in order to use Ceiling Saver, all you have to do is point the upward facing nozzle toward the ceiling, shoot, and be finished in seconds, while its no-drip formula keeps you and the surrounding area clean. And whether you’re applying it to wood, drywall, plaster, paneling, or other surfaces, Ceiling Saver is claimed to work in just one coat and last for years.
But is it really that easy and does Ceiling Saver work as well as the manufacturer claims? Consider the following:
Is Ceiling Saver Really a “No-Drip” Solution?
First, although Ceiling Saver is claimed to spray your ceiling from up to 3 feet away and to not drip after making contact, we have our doubts that it really works as well as it claims.
This is because, if you’ve ever used spray paint before, you know that not every bit of paint that exits the nozzle ends up reaching its destination. In other words, until proven otherwise, we’d say it’s almost certain that some of Ceiling Saver’s contents will end up somewhere other than your ceiling.
As such, you probably shouldn’t use it while wearing anything other than “throw away” clothes, and you should probably cover your carpeting and surrounding furniture in advance.
Covering Up May Not Address the Underlying Problem
Next, keep in mind that even if Ceiling Saver does work as well as the manufacturer claims, it’s only covering the stain and not addressing the underlying cause.
In other words, if you have a small water leak or a buildup of mold (for example), the stain will quickly reappear, while possibly causing more expensive damage in the interim.
What Color is Your Ceiling?
Based on the product’s commercial, it appears that Ceiling Saver is only available in white (which shade of white, we’re not told). As such, if your ceiling is anything other than white, Ceiling Saver probably won’t represent a viable solution.
Similar Options to Ceiling Saver
As we’ve mentioned numerous times before, a basic tenet of “As Seen on TV” manufacturers is to take a relatively mundane, commonly available product and make it seem like the greatest thing since sliced bread.
In the case of Ceiling Saver though, there are dozens of similar options, many of which are priced lower than it, especially considering the high, non-refundable S&H charges (more about this in the Pricing section).
In fact, you can see just how many options you have by typing the phrase “ceiling spray paint” into your favorite search engine. These types of products are so common that you’ll almost certainly be able to find one at your local hardware or home improvement store.
Customer Feedback for Ceiling Saver
Ceiling Saver was a very new product at the time of our research (URL registered May 2015) and didn’t have any online customer reviews available.
However, Ceiling Saver is manufactured by TeleBrands, one of the biggest players in the “As Seen on TV” industry who manufacturers hundreds of popular ASOTV products, including Copper Hands, Grassology, Ankle Genie, and many more.
There were more than 180 HighYa reader reviews for these products (as of 5/31/15), with an average rating of 1.5 stars. Among these, common complaints cited failure to work as advertised, poor quality, and difficult customer service experiences. And in our opinion, it’s probable that you’ll experience much of the same with Ceiling Saver.
From a company perspective, Telebrands had a D rating with the Better Business Bureau, with more than 1,230 close complaints, many of which referenced the same concerns noted above.
In fact, Telebrands’s accreditation was revoked in 2014 due to “failure to adhere to the BBB requirement that Accredited Businesses meet and abide by the following standards:
6A. Promptly respond to all complaints forwarded by BBB by:
- Resolving the complaint directly with the complainant and notifying BBB, or
- Providing BBB with a response that BBB determines:
- is professional,
- addresses all of the issues raised by the complainant,
- includes appropriate evidence and documents supporting the business' position, and
- explains why any relief sought by the complainant cannot or should not be granted.
Ceiling Saver Pricing & Refund Policy
Ceiling Saver is priced at $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. The product’s commercial claims you’ll be able to order a second bottle for an additional $7.99 S&H, although this option wasn’t presented when we attempted to check out.
Important note: There’s no indication on the Ceiling Saver website how big of a bottle you’ll receive or how large of an area it will cover, which are 2 very important unanswered questions.
Ceiling Saver comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. This means if you’re dissatisfied, you could lose half as much in S&H charges as you’ll receive as a refund.
With this said, in order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 855-668-1655.
Will Ceiling Saver Make Covering Ceiling Stains Easier?
Chopping to the point: With so many nearly identical options available, it’s almost a no-brainer to purchase ceiling spray paint from a local retailer, versus purchasing Ceiling Saver online, which will make the return process easier and could save you a decent chunk of change in S&H charges. In addition, if you have questions, a store associate can easily provide answers.