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Old 03-02-2003, 06:01 PM
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Bathroom Paint

I am planning to paint my bathroom a deep burgandy-brick color and I am wondering if I need to use some sort of special paint for the moisture in there. There is tile above the tub about 6' then the ceiling arches and is just painted like the rest of the bathroom. It is starting to peel where the paint meets the tile. I don't want this to happen again after I paint. Do I need to do the whole bathroom in that paint, if needed, or just the part in the shower where it gets wet the most? I am a new homeowner and new to all this repair/remodle business so your ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-09-2003, 01:11 PM
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There's an anti-mildew product that any paint store can add for you, I believe it's called Kilz. And my experience with paints is also that glossier surfaces hold up better under humidity.

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Old 03-09-2003, 01:47 PM
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Scrape off all the peelings, sand if necessary and repaint all with High gloss...and if you can get an anti-humidity additive, then add it to the paint..
Do you have a fan or window in the bathroom?
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Old 03-09-2003, 03:11 PM
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Mildew Resistant

You definitely want to get a mildew resistant paint. I had used Sear's brand of bathroom paint (they matched the Martha Stewart color I was wanting to use) in one of those teeny tiny toilet-and-shower-only bathroom spaces that had no ventilation except for the exhaust fan and it did fine. No problems.
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Old 03-10-2003, 03:24 AM
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Thank you all! These are just the ideas I needed to hear. No, it has no fan but does have a window (with close neighbors) I will definately be checking on all this before I buy the paint.
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Old 03-10-2003, 04:44 AM
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Bathroom windows

We had an apartment once with a frosted bathroom window in the tub/shower and close neighbors. It wasn't until one night when we had to do an emergency grocery run that we realized (from a neighbor using their shower) that the silhouette left nothing to the imagination. I got an opaque shower curtain and cut the length in half to hang over the window so we could still get some light during the day, but it fuzzed out better at night.

Hopefully your window isn't in your shower. ;-)
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Old 03-10-2003, 10:18 AM
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definitely scrape all the loose paint off with a plastic paint scraper. then check for water damage to the wall. if it is damp try to let the wall dry out for atleast 1 full day before any painting. then first prime w/ kilz primer sealer. let dry per directions and then paint a good quality kitchen or bathroom mildew resistant paint- i usually use satin .
do u have any friends or relatives with electrical experience.??
buying an inexpensive bathroom vent fan and installing it willl really help. (good prices at LOWES). also always keep your bathroom door wide open when showering. dont turn your bathroom into a sauna when bathing will keep walls in good shape. lastly- atleast consider buying a small but powerful fan to run in the bathroom while showering and face fan towards the door opening to direct moisture from the bathroom.we purchased a small "lakewood" fan last summer and boy does it move air.i think we found that one at target. we also picked up a couple of honeywell fans (same small round shape) and they also move air well. they should run 20-30 dollars.
hope this helps you out.
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