repainting a bathroom


Old 01-12-06, 05:19 PM
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repainting a bathroom

First off hello to everyone. This site is the best I have spent allot of time looking and reading about all these helpful tips on how to do things.
I have a bathroom that the previous owner must have repainted with cheap paint just before I moved in because it is starting to peel and I want to repaint it. My question is what is the best way to get all of the paint off so I can paint without making a mess out of the bathroom since it is the only one we have?
2nd what primer and paint works the best in a bathroom and a shower.
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Old 01-12-06, 06:15 PM
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There is a possibility that the previous owner painted over oil enamel with latex. Oil enamel hasn't been used much on walls for the last 30 yrs.

There is no easy way to remove the failing paint. Scraping and sanding should work the best. Takes lots of elbow grease yah I know its expensive

When the walls are ready for primer use a solvent based primer and then you can apply a latex enamel. Any areas [of old paint] that don't want to come off can be blended in with spackling.
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Scrape and sand as needed
Prime with Bulls Eye 123 (By Zinsser)
The best paint ever for bathrooms is Zinsser's Perma-White (sometimes called Kitchen and Bath)
Remarkable for resisting mold/mildew in bathrooms
The only drawback is it can only be tinted lightly, or pastel
But it works great

If you want a darker color there are other options
Your local Paint Shop can mix a mildecide into a good quality paint before he or she puts it on the shaker

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