As a first time homeowner, I'm not up-to-par on the latest and greatest ideas in home improvements. I am in the process of painting a spare room in my house, and was told that I should paint the ceiling first, before the walls. Okay, so is there a special, or better brand of paint to use to do a ceiling, that won't splatter much? The ceiling is also textured, and is plaster. Does it need to be primed first, then painted? What type of paint, latex, high-gloss, matte? So many options! Please help!