Rippling paint

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Old 05-08-20, 12:14 PM
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Rippling paint

I recently painted my bathroom and now I am noticing that when the shower is used the paint will ripple and after a while you can't really see the bubbling. When it rains it does not get worse. Not sure if it is due to the painting job or something else going on. Thoughts?
 
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Old 05-08-20, 01:49 PM
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There is a contaminant under the paint. The new paint didn't bond well with the previous paint. I'd scrape off the loose, mud/texture as needed, prime and paint.
 
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Does it come an go when the shower is used??
 
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Hi Marq1- yes it does come and go.
 
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Old 05-09-20, 01:46 AM
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Unusual for sure!

What type of paint was on the wall, high or low gloss, and what was recently painted?

I also think it;s a paint adhesion issue, but that typ causes it to lift and stay lifted, not flatten out with I assume moisture in the room!
 
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Poor adhesion is the cause, lifting with high humidity and then laying back down when the air dries out is just a symptom.

Hairspray residue is one of the more common contaminants on bath rm walls.
 
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