Bathroom Ceiling

15 Dec 2006
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United Kingdom
Morning all

Pls could you give me some on advice on painting the bathroom ceiling ?

The ceiling was skimmed and sealed with some Dulux sealer , then painted , however it flakes all around the edges , I scraped away the flaking paint and resealed and painted again (just with plain white emulsion)

Can you recommend any treatment for these persistant areas , i.e. should use a specific oil based bathroom paint ? is it best to scrape or can you blow torch the existing paint away ?

Any help would be much appreciated

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This would be my way to deal with the problem.
First of all,, :eek: DON'T USE A BLOW TORCH. :eek: Just scrape away the loose paint, give a light sand down, and if it needs it, give any affected areas a flush off with a "thin"coat of ready mix joint finish. When that's dried out, sand it down, and then seal the whole ceiling with an oil based undercoat or satin. You can get bathroom/kitchen emulsions, but i don't know whether they're any good or not,,, the painters will tell you. One thing's for sure, ordinary emulsion is no good in a steamy bathroom/kitchen.


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