I textured the ceiling and walls. I used the best exterior house paint that I could find. I tried to use the 2-part Perfection paint ($75 a quart) but the wall sucked up a quart like a desert sucks up rain. I got almost no coverage. It would have cost way to much for that paint. As it was, it took 3 gallons of "Behr Premium Plus Ultra Pure White" @ $35.00 a gallon to cover the interior. The results were absolutely beautiful. And durable. I also placed racks on the ceiling to hang items from. And added a grab rail. Both items are threw bolted to the outside. The overhead rack came in very handy for hanging lights, fruit basket, etc.