Help!!Bathroom paint problem..


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Old 06-29-06, 02:56 PM
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Help!!Bathroom paint problem..

I used white bathroom paint over strips of wood that hold up the panels in my bathroom ceiling. A few weeks after, I started to notice little brown drips coming through the paint. I can wipe them off, but they always return and now the drips have spread out and into larger areas of brown mess. Is this from oils in the wood? I know I have to repaint, but I want to make sure I can keep it from happening again. Anyone have experience with this problem can help me out?
 
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Old 06-29-06, 03:26 PM
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Failure to properly sand and prime can cause adhesion problems. You will need to sand, apply a couple coats of primer/sealer like Zinnser, and then paint again.
 
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Old 06-29-06, 06:26 PM
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thanks for your help

So I should go ahead and sand over the painted wood? Should I sand down completely removing the new paint? (I applied about 3 coats already)
 
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Old 06-29-06, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by jeninseattle
...little brown drips coming through the paint. ...
What color paint?
Did you use primer?
And what kind either/or?
What kind of wood?

Brown is weird
I'd suspect a water roof/pipe leak, not paint
 
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Old 06-29-06, 09:54 PM
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Don't know the kind of wood. I used white paint, but no primer..I do know for sure it is not mold or a leak. The wood parts supporting the panels were fine before I painted them, and now they have developed brown little drips coming through the white paint, maybe brought out by the steam from the shower?
 
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Old 06-30-06, 05:22 AM
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If it is from the wood and not something else a solvent based primer would be in order
It also might be a good idea to caulk the strips..
 
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Old 06-30-06, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
If it is from the wood and not something else a solvent based primer would be in order
If that's the case then yup
 
 

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