• Hometalker
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
Asked on Oct 5, 2017

Repainting a Bubbling ceiling paint after hot showers

GinnyFlipturnRobyn Garner


4 answers
  • Amanda
    on Oct 5, 2017

    Hi Linda. You will need to scrap off the bubbling paint. Then I would apply a thin coat of drywall compound to blend the area. Let this dry and sand to blend in. Prime and paint with a good paint made for bathrooms. I would also see about have a exhaust fan installed if you don't have one. This will help with the moisture in the air. Good Luck.
  • Robyn Garner
    on Oct 5, 2017

    You've got moisture building up in the room and it's gotten between the paint layers, possibly into the drywall. First, you need much better air circulation in the room to keep this from reoccurring. Yes, do scrape the area well and sand the scraped edges down. Next, you must seal the area with something like BIN, KILZ, etc. Finally, use a semigloss paint for the damp bathroom.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Robyn is right.
    To just try to re-paint over the bubbling paint would be a poor move and an ineffective quick fix, that will not only not fix the cause of the problem in the first place, but will result in worse problems.
  • Ginny
    on Oct 6, 2017

    Do you have a fan or window in the bathroom? If so, use them or you will probably be repainting again soon. Use a good primer. Never close the bathroom door all the way. Steam needs a way to escape. Hot showers aren't good for your lovely skin anyway.
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