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hidenjewl

08:03AM | 11/21/04
Member Since: 11/20/04
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Help please. After having a shower in my bathroom I noticed the paint started to peel. so I started to peel it off and got a lot of it off but now I cant seem to get the rest off. I tried steaming the room but that didnt make it any easier. How do I get the rest of the paint off quickly and without ruining the dry wall?

5slb6

01:26PM | 11/22/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Is this new or old paint that is peeling off?

hidenjewl

06:40PM | 11/22/04
Member Since: 11/20/04
2 lifetime posts
It appears that the old owners painted the bathroom with water based over oil, and that's why it's peeling. I just cant seem to get some of the paint off in parts where it seems to be sticking better than others.

5slb6

03:40AM | 11/24/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
This what I have done with situations like this in the past.

If the paint is very hard to remove I would just leave it, but if you can get it off this best. Then you will need to prime all the walls with an oil based primer (not a fast dry type such as KILZ) to provide a base to apply a new finish coat. The finish paint should be an eggshell or semi-gloss finish acrylic/latex paint so as to be resistant to the moisture. Also if you can wait a few days after painting with the finish before taking showers or baths to allow the finish paint to cure out some will help out.


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