I have a small basement bathroom with a shower in the corner. The room is
mostly unfinished -- painted masonry walls, square tiles over a cement
floor, and an old drop ceiling. There is also a window.
The shower has no stall. It's just exposed water lines. There is a floor
drain and naturally the floor slopes into it. I think this is all original
What can I apply to the walls to make them "showerproof"? I'd like to use
the shower for occasional guests, dirty kids and the like. Right now when we
use it, the hot water loosens the latex paint on the water lines and walls.
Eventually, I'd like to completely renovate it, but for now is there
something that will make the walls heatproof and waterproof? Should I remove
the old paint first? I originally thought any exterior paint would work, but
the steam element makes me think something else is needed -- a sealant or