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!!
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!
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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