How can I paint my bathroom once and for all?
March 18, 2010 8:57 PM Subscribe
How can I paint my bathroom once and for all? My steamy showers seem to obliterate paint.
posted by Ookseer to home & garden (18 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My current bathroom had huge flakes of paint coming off. I want to paint it the right way so that it won't need another painting for a good many years.
What's on there now is two layers of paint over plaster or wood. I've gone at a bit of it with a scraper and it doesn't look like there's any mold anywhere. Many places on the plaster both layers of paint came off pretty easily and got straight down to bare plaster. The plaster has a couple cracks that need to be filled, and a few places that look like they got wet, but not seriously. On the wood the top layer is pretty flaky but the bottom layer is in tact.
So what's the best process to seal prime and paint? Recommended brands of paint? How many coats of what and what should I do to prep the surfaces to make sure I don't have to do this again soon.
(Extra difficulty: I love long hot showers and there is no exhaust fan, and one will not be installed. There is however a big window that's always open and the door is always open when not in service.)