MyJobQuote Logomyjobquote
  • Post a Job
  • Trade Signup
  • Ask a Trade
  • Cost Guides
  • About
  • Login
  • Over 1 million homeowners and over 30,000 tradespeople
    use MyJobQuote nationwide each year

    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade
    Post a Job or Sign up as a trade

    Ask a Tradesman

    Peeling paint on bathroom ceiling

    Painters & Decorators

    The paint is from the ceiling of my bathroom. This is mostly above the bath and shower area, the rest of the room is ok. I think it is because it is a new-build and contractors have just put cheap paint directly onto the plaster and not primed it. Would I need to peel all the paint off and start from scratch, or can I just scrape it off in the affected area, prime that area and then paint over the entire ceiling with new paint?

    Asked by Tim on 11th Jan 2022
    Share this question

    Best Answer

    R@A decorating

    "Scrape the damaged paint and seal it first then recoat it with a paint that isn't a matt finish because matt paint reacts badly to moisture"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Gw Dec's

    "Rub-down the edge of the peeling, PVA the area coat with Matt emulsion then best do the whole ceiling with either a silk or eggshell paint should stop the peeling"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    SJS Paint and Build

    "Your guess seems spot on! You could apply a product such as peel stop rather than stripping it all, it just depends on the lengths you are willing to go 😉"

    Answered on 9th Feb 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Sullivan Maintenance

    "Sand the area down and prime the area with a mix coat or primer"

    Answered on 12th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    K & P Decorators

    "Yeah, they would have just used normal matt

    Scrape loose paint, get a tin of Peel Stop, B and Q sell it.

    Apply that and then a bathroom/durable white"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2017 - report

    "Hi scrape the damaged area and paint. In future, most of it will come off so up to you if you want to scrape it all now or in future"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Rj decorators

    "Best results peel all back then miss coat the plaster before emulsion or knock back the loose then fill then paint but will not be as nice"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    The Shiny Touch

    "I would scrape and sand it back and then prime it then paint"

    Answered on 4th Feb 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report

    "Scrape where it bad two coats of stain block, now two coats of water base eggshell, job done"

    Answered on 11th Jan 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    K. M. Decor

    "Use a qualified tradesmen to fix the problem and you will be okay 👌"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Chrissboys pHandyman services

    "Just the affected area light sand then paint hope this helps"

    Answered on 26th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report

    Ask a Trade

    Got a question that only a tradesperson can answer? We have thousands of trades ready to answer any question you may have.

    Ask your Question

    Related questions

    Ready to get a price for your home improvement project?

    get started

    Report Content