My bathroom paint is cracking, how do I fix this?
I know I need to repaint my bathroom walls, but I want to A make sure I get rid of the cracking and bubbling without destroying my walls, and B, paint it so it does not do that again. Any suggestions?
It's unclear why your walls are cracking unless you know how they were finished. I found this thread which poses some answers. http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/in … 514AADqYlN
The same is true with the blistering, but here again I found a thread that gets into more detail with possible reasons.
If it were me, I'd probably wash the walls to remove any weird unknown residue, scrape as much affected stuff off the walls as possible, then prime the walls with a good stain blocking primer... and then smooth the walls with joint compound... prime with KILZ or similar primer, and then paint or style with Venetian Plaster or Lusterstone. You can see examples of these in my online gallery: https://picasaweb.google.com/1075805718 … usterstone
Reasons for cracking could be caused from improper ventilation, which cause condensation that may cause the paint to bubble and then crack after drying. Which only happens from excessive steam during showers times the amount of users and so forth. Before you start you shower make sure the bathroom fan is turned on and is working, if you have a window in the bathroom open the window before or after shower to reduce the moisture content in the area. Scrape bubbles with a putty knife to bubbles level with the rest of the wall, use Kiltz or Bin as a primer, when dry apply a thin coat of mold resistant plaster to the problem areas and when plaster dry then sand and prime again then paint. Good luck.
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