Papering Bathroom?

16 Jan 2007
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United Kingdom
Have a small bathroom where the previous paint has flaked.

I have scraped off all flaking paint, what would be the best sealer?

As the wall is now very patchy could I paper with a textured wall paper?

Filling the patches is not really an option as there are so many and some are large.

As I am getting on in years looking for the cheapest and easiest way out.

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You can certainly paper your bathroom - the only problem will be if you get excessive condensation in there.
You should ideally use a suitable bathroom paper to avoid problems. Here are a few for you to get an idea of the styles available: Bathroom Papers

If you do paper then the best way to re-seal the walls is with size (thinned paste).

Hope this helps. :D
Yes if you intend to paint it, perhaps a bark pattern, cheap as chips. Just give it a couple of coats of Vinyl Silk or Eggshell and you'll be fine.

With regard to prep if as you say you have removed the loose paintwork just sand the walls down a bit to remove any shine, size with some thinned paste and hang your paper.

Thanks for replies, I was thinking of a plain textured paper and the Bathroom Emulsion, would this be OK.
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Yes that will be fine, so long as you have some form of silk or eggshell finish there won't be a problem. The bathrooom paint will be fine to use.


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