When my wife asked me to pull all the pop corn ceiling and re-paint the area she insisted that I paint it with a white satin latex paint. I'm not happy with any of the way it looks since you can see most of the roller marks and areas where I didn't do a very good job filling nail holes and covering tape marks.

When I start my next renovation projects I want to re-do the flaws in the ceiling. My question is, can someone recommend what type paint or prep work should I do to get a better finish? I haven't painted flat over simi-gloss before and just don't want to make a mess out of the projects.