I have a sloping ceiling in a bathroom and water splashes on it from
the shower causing the paint to peel. I was considering tiling the
area of the ceiling but that is a big job for me, a friend recommended
anti mildew paint, which he said could withstand the water. Can
someone suggest flat, white, ceiling anti mildew paint that comes in a
small size can? Thanks
KILZ brand has worked well for me over the years. I ~think~ you can
get it in less-than-gallon sizes, but it wouldn't hurt to buy a
gallon, put 2-3 coats on, and then "craigslist" the rest to someone in
Best of luck!
Why mildew paint, you didnt mention mold. Flat absorbes water ,gloss
oil wont. Its probably a prep -substrate, or quality paint issue. Go
to a paint store and buy what they recomend of quality products. What
is above the shower, a cold attic maybe. Ive seen a few places where
that bath peeled from previous poor work. Even a gloss latex wont
absorb as much water as flat. many things os previous work could
affect a bath ceiling. Mold is dark in color use laundry bleach on
it , if it changes color maybe its all got mold that is affecting the
job, maybe mold is below the paint and paint wont stay on mold.
I have a dropped soffit-like ceiling over our shower, it is used daily
and I have never had a peeling paint or mold problem. Scrape it down
to bare drywall, smooth/spackle and then follow the Kilz primer and
final coat with a good quality paint. Check that there is insulation
above the ceiling to avoid long-term condensation on the ceiling in
the cold weather months.
On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 14:17:03 -0800 (PST), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
When I bought deck stain and exterior house paint I had the paint
salesman put in a packet of mildewcide, even though the paint/stain
already has it in it. I live in one of those "hot and damp" areas
where mold, mildew, and moss grows where ever it can. The extra
mildewcide is well worth the extra dollar. Buy a quality paint
formulated specifically for kitchen/bath. I have not seen it sold in
quantities less than one gallon, but I'm in a smaller town with fewer
There is or used to be paint available here, originally it was always
grey but later was available white, called 'fish-box paint'.
Apparently it contained some kind of fungicide etc. It was used for
fish pounds and fish wells in boats etc. You could perhaps ask about
speaking with a knowledgeable representative of the paint supplier as
a guide. We presumed it could be other colours.
More stuff sticks to flat paint than to glossier paint - I use only
alkyd semigloss for baths and kitchen. A good paint store can offer the
right anti-mildew additive if you ask, but it shouldn't be necessary.
I've never tried "bathroom" paint. Bathroom walls and ceilings can hold
onto a lot of moisture. Last time I painted our bath, I ran the fan
longer than normal after shower before starting to paint. My first
brush stroke slid across the wet ceiling without leaving any paint on
it! Dried it, ran another fan for a while and the rest of the job went
nicely. The ceiling had had peeling and cracking beforehand due to
leaks long ago in the condo above us. I hate paint prep, but am a
fanatic about doing it right and have never had a paint job fail. First
kitchen I painted with BM semi took numerous rough cleanings with
Fantastic over the years and looked as good after 20 years as it did the
day I painted it.
I leave our shower curtain open on both sides so air can circulate
better...don't wipe it down after showers and it gets a tiny bit of
mildew in a couple of grout joints that hold more water.
We also put a timer on our exhaust fan so it can run long enough to dry
the bathroom after showers.
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