How can I paint my bathroom?

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Can you paint over Frc panels in bathroom? If so what kind of paint can I use? Or if not what can I do to the walls in this bathroom?

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  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Nov 20, 2018

    I would think you could use a formica countertop paint. I've seen rust-oleum suggested for that application. The edge covers and the bumpy texture will be a challenge. A thick roller might work, but I would look for ways to hide or draw attention away from it. You could get a nice medicine cabinet and a few pictures.

  • Dee Dee on Nov 20, 2018

    Any paint you choose should be classed as an exterior paint, as exterior paints are made to resist weathering. When choosing a fiberglass paint, do not use oil-based or melamine; instead consider acrylic (100%), polyurethane, polyester, and epoxy paints.

  • Candee Hart Read Candee Hart Read on Nov 21, 2018

    Prime it first with bulls eye 1 2 3 then 2 coats of Clark and Kensington exterior.

  • Barbara Van Kampen Barbara Van Kampen on Nov 21, 2018

    Those are the strangest walls I’ve ever seen - I even looked up FRC panels and am still baffled! Here’s my idea - I saw wallpaper at Home Depot that is really thick and covers wall imperfections. Maybe that would work? Or if you’re getting a new vanity you could install drywall right over those walls, my sister did that with paneling. Good luck with your project!

  • Dee Simmons Dee Simmons on Nov 21, 2018

    I remember a friend of mine had these walls and they had to use acrylic primer and paint. Make sure you scrub the walls down well and let then completely dry.

  • Suz Roberts Suz Roberts on Nov 21, 2018

    I live in a mobile home made in 1972. I feel your pain. My goal is to make our home look "better" for phase 1. Phase 1; painting over wall board and paneling. Then I will focus on phase 2; retecturing with an orange peale finish.

  • Darlene Nuppnau Darlene Nuppnau on Nov 25, 2018

    My son had this type of wall board. He hired a professional who had a very hard time removing it especially the lines that are there to hold panel together. No easy way to remove it. It was painted by former owners but the vinyl covering started to peel. After gutting the bathroom, they drywalled the room.


  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Nov 27, 2018

    FRP has a very slick finish. I would test an inconspicuous place using first primer such as Kilz, allow to cure a couple of days, then latex or acrylic paint over the primer. Allow the paint to cure as well. Afterwards, try to scratch it off with a fingernail. If it holds, you should be able to paint it.

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