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painting bathrooms? Answered

My bathroom paint is cracking and peeling. We are going to repaint it, but don't want the same issue. What kind of paint should we use



10 years ago

What is the material to be painted? Is it drywall, wood, concrete, etc? Is the material underneath your peeling paint damp, wet, or moldy? It may need to be replaced or restored. I mention this because if your paint is peeling, it's often because moister is getting behind it. Again on the moisture thing. Do you have a working bathroom fan? Does the ducting from that fan run to the outside of your home, or does it simply stop somewhere in the ceiling? Adequete ventilation will help protect your bathroom from moisture and mold. The moisture problem has to be under control before you repaint or it's just going to happen again, no matter what kind of paint you use. Scrape and sand away the old paint. Replace material that needs replacing. Avoid showers and baths for two days and use a dehumidifier in there if you have one. Then you may paint. For drywall, plaster, or wood: Any decent latex paint that is labeled for kitchen and bath should do the trick. The same goes for oil paint. If it's labeled for kitchen and bath, you're golden. Choose a good brand such as Behr or Sico or whatever your local premium brand is. I mention that because the premium brands will have guarantees that you can fall back if you aren't satisfied. This should be preceded by a coat of compatible primer for best adhesion. For concrete: I recomend marine paint for concrete, and it's usually available for cheaper (although not always available in a wide range of colors). Keep in mind that it takes a long time to dry and it smells awful. But it builds a nice thick coat and sticks especially good to concrete. Please explain your situation further if you need more help.