Painted Wall Help

I am trying to paint over wallboard (like paneling with a picture design) in my bathroom. The first time I applied a primer and then my first coat of paint. Several days later I started to apply the second coat and it basically peeled like a face mask. So I started with just the one wall and removed as much of the old paint as possible, lightly sanded it, and then not thinking applied the first coat of paint without primer. Now if it gets real steamy in the bathroom the wall is sticky. What can I do? I really want the ugly blue roses from the previous owner to disappear but not really wanting to get into putting in more drywall (two other projects going on also involving new walls!) Any advice - all appreciated!!
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Try a layer of polyurethane first. If that doesn't work, paper it with plain brown paper, and then paint that.
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You might try Kilz. It pretty much covers up anything. You can find it at HD or Lowe's among other places. Cheers, cc
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I get the impression that you don't have a fan that vents the moisture out of the room. If this is the case, your best bet is to use exterior grade paint that will be more resistant to humid conditions. Strip and sand what you have now. Then prime with an oilbase and finish with a coat or two of exterior latex. It will be smelly, so keep the window(s) open as much as possible. Good Luck!
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toolgirl wrote:

Do you know what the stuff is made of? Wood paneling with vinyl covering? If it is vinyl coated, you need a special primer. Any paint store has them, Kilz makes one. What kind of primer and paint did you put on? Use the suitable solvent and remove what is dissolving or loose, wash well with strong detergent and start over.
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