How do you paint a bathroom beadboard that has a shine?

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I have white shiny beadboard in my bathroom. How can I paint it?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 18, 2016
    Use a good primer for the bathroom such as zinser to kilz.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 18, 2016
    defiantly use a primer, i would also take a fine grit sand paper and give it a once over before the primer or use a commercial liquid sand paper de glossing agent.

  • Merrill Merrill on Jan 18, 2016
    sand and use a primer that is good for oil or water based paints. The newer paints do not do well with liquid sand paper so it is all elbow grease good luck i have learned these all the hard way DIY

    • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 18, 2016
      Hi @Merrill, I use liquid sandpaper all the time. Are you wiping it off with a damp rag and letting the surface dry thoroughly? I always use a cheapy hardware store brand.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jan 19, 2016
    Am getting ready to paint some old beadboard that is same. Am going to run my hand sander over it before I prime.

  • 118330 118330 on Jan 19, 2016
    I agree with dfm - sand lightly to raise the grain then use a good primer like Zinsser. It gives the paint something to grab on to.

  • Lisa Cuddy Lisa Cuddy on Jan 19, 2016
    Sand it lightly and then use a semi-gloss paint. Never use flat pait in a bathroom.