Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 8 months ago

How do you prevent paint peeling from ceiling in the bathroom?

If it is already starting to peel, is there a way to prevent it from getting worse, or is it sort of inevitable?

Update:

I want to know how to -prevent-, not repair

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  • 8 months ago

    You need damp proofing.That way you won't have to keep painting it.

  • John P
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Buy good paint sold as paint for use in bathrooms. More expensive, but worth it. And try to arrange some sort of ventilation for any room which gests an damp atmosphere.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    If it's prepared wrong, it's going to peel, you cannot prevent it unless you've prepared the wall, or anything else that's being covered in paint. You've got to prepare things for paint, such as cleaning things, and as well as using the paint correctly.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You can't prevent it. The job was DONE WRONG so the paint peels.

    All you can do is repair it PROPERLY. If you are renting, you don't worry about it. The LL either painted it himself or had his wife do it and she did not do it right. Ergo the paint is letting go.

    JUST IGNORE IT. A REAL painter would not have messed up with such an elementary job as he knows the rules of painting. A handyman does not know...nor does a LL....nor does Tom, Rick, or Harry.

    It is not inevitable. My ceiling is painted in my bathroom since 73, and the paint is just fine...in 4 bathrooms.

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  • 8 months ago

    peel off all the loose bits

    sand it all down

    seal it with some primer paint

    paint it all.

    keep it dry as much as you can - open the windows.

  • 8 months ago

    If you don’t have a fan, you’ll need one. Remaining ceiling paint needs to be scraped, sanded, primed, and repainted.

  • 8 months ago

    a note about bath exhaust fans -- these need to run for about 30 minutes after the shower is complete, as well as during the shower. The easy way to do this is to replace the switch with a turn the knob timer so you can turn the knob to 30 minutes and walk away

    Source(s): grampa
  • y
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If it is peeling and it isn't all that old, then it was probably the wrong paint and it was applied/prepped incorrectly. There is not much that can be done to save it, sorry.

  • chris
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    This could be caused by many things! Most likely it was not prepared properly before it was painted. There is not much you can do to prevent it other than doing your best to keep moisture away from it.

    Make certain there are no roof leaks above it!

    Use an exhaust fan when showering!

    Open a window to circulate air!

    That's about it!

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    A lot of times extreme stench will cause paint to peel. There is really nothing you can do.

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