Ceiling paint issue

Old 09-05-14, 07:09 PM
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Ceiling paint issue

Hi... Last week I had painted over the popcorn ceiling in my daughters very small bathroom. Because of the small size of the room I used a paintbrush, and some leftover satin eggshell colored paint from a Big Box Store. Today I went to her house and while in the bathroom, I looked up to see many spots in the ceiling peeling very badly. Some of the pieces are like 9 inches long, and look like they are coming down any moment. There is no ventilation in the bathroom, so I am wondering if maybe that might have something to do with the problem.
I am at a loss, and since I have many more ceilings to paint I don't want to run into same issue. Any help would be so appreciated
Old 09-06-14, 05:02 AM
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Is the paint peeling by itself? or is the texture coming off? Popcorn texture in a bath rm with shower is always a bad idea. The moisture from the shower degrades the popcorn! Often the water in latex paint will cause degraded popcorn texture to turn loose. Normally this happens during the painting process but it's possible you didn't notice it at that time or the weight of the fresh paint pulled it loose over time.

Coating the ceiling first with oil base primer helps to prevent the moisture in latex paint from 'dissolving' the texture. In bath rms it's best to scrape off the texture, skim coat the ceiling, prime and paint! It would be a good idea to add an exhaust fan .... if feasible.

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