Interior Painting Amador County, CA: How to Fix Peeling Paint in the Bathroom.

Showering, drying your hair, leaving wet towels lying around … All of these actions that we perform in the bathroom tend to create humidity.

As a result, in homes where the last refurbishment is several years old, peeling paint problems are relatively common.

What causes the paint to peel?

As you observe the peeling paint on your bathroom walls, you are probably wondering: but why? 

Several reasons can explain such a situation.

First, you should know that insufficient preparation of the surface to be painted such as poor cleaning is a factor that is often blamed.

Also, the use of a paint that is not antifungal and therefore unable to prevent fungal proliferation can be a cause. 

Also, keep in mind that paints with a matte finish are generally more vulnerable to mold. 

Finally, remember that choosing a poor quality paint can also contribute to premature peeling. 

Problems Caused by Peeling Paint

In addition to being unsightly, the peeling paint produces holes that can become nests where bacteria and mold prevail. 

Repairing chipped paint is not very complicated.

However, if you suspect that a lead-based product may have been used on your walls, consult a professional before starting work. 

This advice is especially important if you live in a residence that was built before 1979.

In all other cases, just follow a few steps to refurbish the bathroom paint coat and get rid of this breeding ground for mold.

If you’re in the mood for remedying your paint problem, now is the time to get started.

First Step: Get Rid of the Old Paint.

Begin this part of the task by removing the paint chips. Work carefully and be precise when removing loose paint from walls and ceilings, making sure that only paint that is firmly attached to the surface remains.

This task can be done using a scraper or a knife with a flat surface (ex: a putty knife).

Wear protective goggles and a dust mask so as not to inhale paint residues.

You are off to a good start!

Following the first step, you will end up with an uneven surface, covered with holes. Before moving on, you will need to smooth the surface you are repairing.

This process can be completed using an electric sandblaster or sandpaper. 

As you sand, remember to remove dust from the surfaces so they are even.

Repair holes and uneven bathroom wall surfaces with filler compound

The filling compounds are available in your local hardware stores. 

Apply the product carefully, making sure to maintain an even surface. 

Once the first coat has had time to dry, apply a second coat, and let it dry overnight.

Sand evenly again after drying.

Preparation Before Painting 

It is very important to apply a coat of primer on walls and ceilings, before putting a coat of paint. 

Lack of primer is one of the main causes of peeling paint. 

Your primer should offer a good level of resistance against humidity.

With a small brush or paint roller, apply the primer to the areas you are going to paint and allow adequate drying time.

You are now ready to paint. Hope you were able to get a smooth surface so the paint was easy to apply. 

When it comes to painting, be sure to choose products that are suitable for bathrooms, like paints with a gloss or semi-gloss finish, as well as colors that will maintain the tranquil ambiance of the room. 

We understand that painting the bathroom can a tall order especially if you don’t have the skills and experience required.

 If you need professional help repainting your bathroom or your entire home interior, Michael Hines Painting can help.

Call us at 209-256-4587 to book a FREE estimate and let us help you make your interior more interesting!

 

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