05:05AM | 10/07/02
Member Since: 10/06/02
1 lifetime posts
How do I repair peeling paint above the fiberglass shower shell? We just noticed it this week. It is peeling heavliy just above the shower head. We recently had this painted (six months ago) and have never had damage like this before.

How do I go about fixing this area and insuring it does not ahppen again.



12:46PM | 10/10/02
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Are you sure you don't have a plumbing leake?


04:42PM | 10/18/02
Member Since: 10/17/02
13 lifetime posts
In an older house we lived in, I got rid of all the loose paint, then used some plain white tileboard, gluing it into place with liquid nails. Never had a peeling problem after that! To repaint, I think you'd have to make sure your shower area is completely dry, and you might even have to strip the paint (if it's plaster). Then prime it with a good primer like Kilz (so your new paint sticks to the wall), and paint it. I've also heard that in rooms that are a bit damp, it's better to apply a paint that has more gloss to it, or get a paint made specifically for bathrooms. (It must evaporate the water quicker.)

-= N =-

Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon