Re-painting Bathroom ceiling (flaking pain)

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Hi all,

Some of the paint of my bathroom ceiling has started to flake off, so I figure that's a useful prompt as any to re-do it.

Just a quick few queries - would it be okay to remove the flaking paint, and then paint over the whole ceiling again (with Dulux Easycare, or similar) or do bathroom ceilings require more in the way of prep? Do I need to sand off any edges for where things have started to flake, etc?

Any guidance from experience welcome, it may be a straightforward job, but thought it was worth a quick check before I made a start.
 
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Any paint you can't get off can be 'feathered' by sanding.

Any uneven paint levels can be improved with filler, and sanding as necessary.

Any mould needs completely removing first.

Typically, bare plaster and bare filler should be 'mistcoated' with diluted emulsion.
 
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As above, you can try to feather the paint by sanding it, but in practice it seldom works because the plater is normally much softer than the paint. You will probably need to use filler. Consider a better quality filer such as the Toupret Interior filler. You need to add water. I normally use cut up plastic milk bottles to mix the filler in and then bin them after use.
 
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@opps @sparkwright - thank you both for your responses, it’s not bare plaster showing (and there’s no mould) but rather that the Artex has peeled off - no real noticeable levels/unevenness that would require filling.
 

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