Bathroom ceiling- what is good for moisture and mold?


We recently took off all the popcorn ceiling in our bathroom. And now I’m in need of ideas of what to use for the ceiling that is good for moisture and mold from bathrooms. Please help!

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  • Sus7887901 Sus7887901 on Jul 30, 2018

    enamel paint

  • Sus7887901 Sus7887901 on Jul 30, 2018
    Enamel paint
  • Jen Jen on Jul 30, 2018
    Im in Oregon and have a skylight from hell. Mold was EVERYWHERE! Clean it with bleach/peroxide..and get some KILZ with mold block. No matter what you decide..seal it really really well. We need a stronger fan for our bath..and am going to use cedar or wood at some point to cover mine!
  • Use a good primer, it makes a world of difference. Kilz or Zinsser are the best, then paint.

  • Jen Jen on Jul 30, 2018
    after shot

  • Jason T. Lee Jason T. Lee on Jul 30, 2018

    No texture is the best thing for a bathroom. A smooth semi gloss surface is least likely to grow mold and easily cleans if mold should start. One more thing that helps greatly is good ventilation. If your bathroom exhaust is noisy it’s likely a cheap construction grade fan and probably only moves a small amount of air. Visit a reputable hardware store and they can assist you with replacement units and tell you how to get it done.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 30, 2018

    To stop moisture and mold, there needs to be air circulation - like an exhaust fan to remove the moisture from the bathroom. It needs to be exhausted to the outside, not into the attic. Use a good quality gloss paint on the walls and ceiling.

  • Sharon Sharon on Feb 16, 2021

    Agree with all of the above, and you can buy some mildewcide additive at the paint store to add to your paint also.

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