Thanks for help.
Want to paint a upper portion of a shower stall that is not tiled.
Thought I would want/need a primer first, before the overcoat.
Not sure what to use for a primer, or for the overcoat for that matter.
Actuall there are two stalls in question.
One is presently painted with oil, and the other with latex, apparently.
Both are beginning to peel.
Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
How do you know it's oil-based? There's a simple test - dip your fingertip
in some rubbing alcohol, then rub it on the paint. If the paint laughs at
you, it's oil-based. If it rubs off, it's latex.
If it is latex-based, did the previous painter put it on top of oil paint
without first using a primer? Latex won't stick well to oil based paint
without the help of a primer.
IMO, latex paint doesn't belong in a bathroom.
Sounds like you could use a vent fan, or a bigger vent fan if you already
Not sure you'll need a primer though others will probably disagree.
You'll get a better finish with a gloss oil, it will be more
impervious to moisture. But a semi gloss latex will work.
Either case I'd use a deglosser or sand the existing, to give the
paint some bite.
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