How can I stop the bathroom ceiling paint from peeling?

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  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 24, 2019

    You'll probably need to scrub surfaces, sand existing paint, then prime and re-paint using a bathroom paint such as Benjamin Moore Aura, in semi gloss or gloss, for scrubability reasons.

    Paint tends to peel if surfaces were not absolutely clean, or if you tried painting with water based paint atop older oil based paint.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 24, 2019
    Olivia said it. Also do you have an exhaust fan? Really need one or it will continue to peel until you can get the moisture out.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 30, 2019

    The humidity is making it peel open the window or add a small fan to move the air

  • Kathy Kathy on Oct 31, 2019

    I had this problem in a previous house even though I had an exhaust fan in the ceiling. Turns out that when I finally had a handyman come look at it, the previous owner had not vented the fan so it wasn’t taking out any moisture 😱.

    Once it was properly vented, I no longer had the problem. So if you have a fan in the ceiling, have somebody come and check it out.