Bathroom paint chipping

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Old 11-05-18, 07:28 PM
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Bathroom paint chipping

I am new to all of the DIY home improvements so any advice is very appreciated! We have been living in our 1950's style home for a couple of years now, but just recently bought it. It needs quite a few improvements but the major one is the bathroom...it's alive! The paint is peeling and chipping and there is mold growing on the ceiling. The landlord had said before we moved in that they replaced the fan and made sure it was blowing to the outside as it previously hadn't and was just blowing into the attic and cleaned the mold that was growing in both the bathroom and attic. After moving in it grew! Any advice on what to do!? I don't want it to continue cracking and peeling if I put a couple new layers of paint so should I strip it all off or scrape the cracked paint off and spackle over spots left to make an even surface?
 
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Old 11-06-18, 04:02 AM
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Is the fan big enough? Is it being run long enough? Mold needs 3 things to grow; heat, moisture and a food source. Remove any one of the 3 and mold won't grow.

When the house was built the bath rm would have been painted with oil base enamel. I'm sure somewhere along the line it was changed to latex enamel. IF a solvent based primer wasn't used when it was switched the latex won't bond correctly to the oil enamel and will chip and peel sooner or later. There is a good chance the original oil base paint was lead based!
 
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You said the word, "landlord." You need to follow up with them.
 
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Old 11-08-18, 04:41 AM
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SS - they just recently bought the house from their landlord.
We have been living in our 1950's style home for a couple of years now, but just recently bought it. t
 
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Sorry, my bad

 
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