So, about 9 months ago my wife decided she wanted to strip the wallpaper off
the bathroom walls and cover the walls and ceiling with ceramic tile. She
felt it would help with the mold problem. I didn't think it was a good idea
so I haven't been much help. ;>)
In preparation for my daughter's October wedding in the backyard, the wife
and daughter stripped the old wall paper off leaving a nice shredded paper
kind of finish. About a month ago they agreed that they needed to just paint
the walls. Now, with 18 days to go it's obvious they're not gonna get it
done. I gotta help.
How do I get the walls ready to paint? Do I finish stripping the paper off
the walls completely or just get the loose stuff off and blow some texture
on the wall? I assume I need to prime the walls and then put a top coat
Ultimately she thinks she still wants something else, but we need something
besides brown paper for the wedding.
Oh, it's a small bathroom with a shower. I installed a ceiling vent several
years ago which is switched on almost every time someone takes a shower.
(With teenagers though, it still gets pretty steamy in there.) Now, the one
thing I didn't do right was vent the fan through the roof. Instead I have it
strapped to a rafter so I know there's more moisture in the attic than
necessary and that's not good. It's an old ranch style house with big vents
at either end of the roof and both soffit and ridge vents.
Anyway, any help with 1) getting paint on the walls and 2) addressing the
mold issue would be really appreciated.
Fred. (Life is good, don't blow it!)