1940's Plaster Queen

04:39AM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
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We stripped the wallpaper in our bathroom and would like to paint. My concern is that the exposed wall above the shower tile is getting pretty wet during each shower.

Is this going to cause a problem with the plaster?

Is there a paint finish I should use?

How can I protect the walls from dampness?


1940's Plaster Queen

12:54PM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
15 lifetime posts
Is there no one who can help me? I know someone out there has the answer!


03:44PM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I for one don't really get asked this to much,so I don't want to give you the wrong answer.


08:17AM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
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Is the paint a bathroom paint or waterproof paint?


01:53PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
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If this is true plaster, your biggest worry from occasional splashes will be mildew. Just paihnt it with an alkyd enamel. gloss finish is more washable. See if you can get it with a mildewcide.

1940's Plaster Queen

04:42AM | 06/23/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
15 lifetime posts
Thank you!!


04:54AM | 06/29/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
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Hi - firstly - do not use alkyd paint - alkyd resin is food for mildew - even with mildewcide (which is toxic and only lasts about a year anyway) - you are going to have persistant mildew issues.

Make sure the plaster is good and dry ( be careful when you shower)

Apply a primer - Glidden Ultra-Hide Gripper is good.

Apply two coats of Glidden Ultra-Hide Semi-gloss as the finish.

Make sure you wipe it when you are cleaning the rest of the shower......

You should have no problem...

Mr. Paint

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