What should I do if the paint is peeling from the bathroom ceiling?


To fix bathroom ceiling paint that is peeling, it will first need to be sanded or scraped. The first step in the refinishing process is recreating a smooth surface.

Step 1:

To begin, a drop cloth should be placed on the floor to catch paint chips and protect bathroom surfaces. If ceiling lights are in place, they should be removed. Use a paint scraper to go back and forth over the ceiling to remove as much paint as possible.

Step 2

Next, a hand sander or a disc sander with 60, 80 or 120-grit sanding discs should be used to sand the entire surface, paying extra attention to major areas where the paint has chipped. It's important to start with a coarse abrasive and finish with a fine one, making sure the ceiling is as smooth as possible.

Step 3

After sanding, the large gouges or problems areas should be filled with spackling or plaster compound. After filling the holes, the area will need to be sanded again to recreate a smooth surface. When the sanding is finished, the ceiling should be wiped with a damp sponge to remove dust and excess debris.

Step 4

Once the prep work is done, homeowners can begin the repainting process. Using a primer before painting can save time as less coats of paint will be required. After letting the primer dry completely, the ceiling will be ready to be repainted.

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1. Use a fine-grit sandpaper to gently buff the edges of the peeling paint. Sand until the edge is well blended with the surface of the wall. Scrape any areas that are bubbling. Do
Possibly because the ceiling wasn't properly prepped before being painted the last time.
Stop thinking about the paint being the problem - it's the moisture. Get a good exhaust fan installed in the ceiling, to remove the steamy air to the outside world. Choose one that
I'm not sure the problem is due to sealing, it sounds more like the paint is not adhering to the surface, or to a previous paint job. That is one of the more troublesome of a painter's
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How to Remove Peeling Paint From a Bathroom Ceiling
The changing atmosphere in a bathroom may lead to peeling paint from the ceiling. Rising steam from showers and baths cover a ceiling and smother the paint, allowing it to peel from the surface. Water leaks from pipes within the ceiling can also... More »
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