Chenequa Williams
Chenequa Williams
  • Hometalker
  • Milwaukee, WI
Asked on Nov 8, 2018

How do I repair my shower ceiling?

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What is the best cheapest way to repair my shower ceiling? The paint is starting to crack from the humidity. I thought about those peel and stick tiles but I don't know if that will work or will it be waterproof or mold.

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7 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Nov 8, 2018

    You can scrape and patch, prime with Oil based primer and paint with oil based paint. But you really need to invest in an exhaust fan or it will continue to crack and peel.

  • Mogie
    on Nov 8, 2018

    Do you have some sort of exhaust fan in your bathroom? Appears to be too much moisture. You need to fix that problem first.

  • I ready dont think you have any option other than to sand it all off. Use a good primer and a paint suitable for bathroom ceilings.

  • Linda Sikut
    on Nov 8, 2018

    Hi Chenequa,

    I'm Linda and a Hometalk helper. I agree with the others. The best way to fix it is to sand it down, patch the area, sand it smooth then prime with an oil based primer and paint it with a product specifically designed for areas with more moisture. I found a tutorial from Home Painters Toronto. Of course, they say at the end that if you can't doing it yourself to give them a call. There tutorial is partly an ad for their service, but their information is good so just ignore the ad part. :) Here's the link to their article. I hope this helps you. Wishing you the best!

  • Chenequa Williams
    on Nov 8, 2018

    Thanks for all the help everyone. I will have my exhaust fan checked. Maybe it's not working properly. And after ill scrap prime and paint

  • Dee
    on Nov 9, 2018

    Instead of painting you could tile over the ceiling.

  • Debi53
    on Nov 10, 2018

    I agree with the others about getting rid of the source of the problem: moisture. Here's an idea you probably haven't thought of. For more than 20 years and in multiple houses, I have replaced my overhead ceiling light with a ceiling fan (with lights on the fan.) I always take out the exhaust fan when I put in the ceiling fan. You just don't need it-although you could leave it in. I have 3 bathrooms (2 with no windows) in my current home. For 10 years I have not had even one tiny amount of mildew. Opening the door and running the fan on high for just a few minutes clears the moisture out. You can also run the fan on low all the time although I haven't found this necessary. My bathroom ceilings have been painted all these years and no peeling or mildew.

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