How to stop my ceiling from peeling?

I have painted the bathroom ceiling a number of times. After a few months it starts cracking and peeling. I am wondering if I should just take the ceiling down and use some other product beside sheetrock. I do have a fan so its not that issue. Any suggestions???
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  • MaryJane MaryJane on Sep 28, 2016
    Do you prep the ceiling each time? Try Kilz. You maybe had an oil base paint to start with than switched to a water base. They don't mix and that might be the problem.

  • William William on Sep 28, 2016
    May Jane is correct! Prep is the key. Prime with KILZ, BIN, or ZInsser. Use a paint that is made for bathrooms.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 28, 2016
    You have to prime reguardless of a fan and must use the paint that is recommended for a bathroom.

  • Ljgordon Ljgordon on Sep 28, 2016
    The peeling paint must come off. Oil base primer can be t used for both oil based paint and latex, but you cannot put oil based paint over a latex primer. Oil based paint is a PITA to use , but I think it would be better than latex.

  • Leah Lapish Samples Leah Lapish Samples on Sep 29, 2016
    Prime the ceiling, and make sure you use a "ceiling paint" made for bathrooms. This helps with bacteria, mold, mildew, peeling, cracking...Good luck!

  • Bernadette Staal Bernadette Staal on Sep 29, 2016
    When I moved into my house the ceiling in my bathroom was a real mess so I got a professional in to replace the ceiling and it has looked fantastic ever since (15 years ago) so a bit of money well spent can go a long way.

  • Judy Arden Judy Arden on Sep 29, 2016
    If previous mold was painted over it will just keep peeling off. You need to strip the ceiling down to the dry wall and then prime it with Kilz. Let that dry completely before painting with a good ceiling paint.