I'm repainting our bathroom finally only to find that there a lot of moisture on the existing walls. I bought bathroom paint but that didn't seem to cover the existing water marks. Any advice for a first timer?
Really should be buying your paint from a real paint store not a hardware store. Bathroom paint does not need to be Satin. Any paint with M1 added to it can be "bathroom paint". Any paint store or Home Depot has it in smaller packets for one gal.This message has been edited. Last edited by: joecaption,
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I think you also better get a fan in there to get rid of the moisture. run it when the lights are on, and run it at least 15 minutes after you take a shower. if you have one and it won't hold two sheets of TP against the grille when it's supposedly on, it's not a fan.
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Posts: 5191 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007
Applying the proper primer is all and fine, but you're still going to have the issue of where that moisture is coming from in the first place. These are bathroom walls so the moisture is coming from one of water pipes. Properly installed pipes don't leak.