How do you stop a ceiling over a shower from peeling?


tried sealant and enamel paint, but peeling continues. Any help greatly appreciated

  6 answers
  • William William on Dec 24, 2018

    You need to sand any peeling paint. Prime with Kilz primer. Use a bathroom paint. Also need to vent the moisture out of the room. Exhaust fan, open window after use.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 24, 2018

    The surface you paint must be completely dry. Peeling paint usually indicated a moisture problem of some sort.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Dec 24, 2018

    I always ceramic tile entire wall up to ceiling and ceiling in shower to totally waterproof the area. If you can add to your tile, I'd do it. Be sure to put Red Guard water proofing under it.

  • Reo33875684 Reo33875684 on Dec 25, 2018

    This is an indicator that too much moisture (steam) is in the the room. Do you have an exhaust fan. See if you can install one. Perhaps a window fan if you can't install one. Don't exhaust it into an attic as that will cause a problem with your roof.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 25, 2018

    Hi Mike. Your paint is peeling for a reason. It sounds like your method of exhaust is working poorly. Exhaust fans are made according to how many cubic feet you need to exhaust per minute. Measure your bathroom and take these measurements with you to the hardware store. They will be able to tell you what size fan you need. After you install the new exhaust fan, you can repair the peeling paint for the last time. Good luck Mike and Happy Holidays.

  • Oliva Oliva on Dec 27, 2018

    Exhaust fans in a bath should be run for the duration of the bath/shower, as well as for a minimum of 20 minutes thereafter. Walls should be dried with squeegee or microfiber cloths. Shower liners should also be wiped dry.

    You can always look for a larger bath fan with more powerful exhaust than that prescribed for your bath's dimensions. If your bath door is close to the floor, you may lack sufficient "draw" from asjacent area.