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Removing paint on bathroom walls and tiles...Help!

Postby MrsGreene » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:15 pm


I am currently re decorating each room in my house and i am leaving the bathroom until last as i havent a clue of how to sort out this problem.

Walls - When we moved in the walls were painted a yellow/magnolia colour and we painted a light blue over the top. We made sure the wall was clean and that we had bathroom paint (bought from B&Q), we painted two coats however a few weeks later it started to peel in certain areas.
How to i repaint the walls giving there are gaps showing the colour underneath?
How do i stop future peeling after repainting?

Tiles - When we moved in it looked like the bathroom tiles were painted white, over time they have peeled off a little revealing dark blue paint underneath. They now look off white and tired and need to be updated but i dont want to have to take them off and re-tile.
Is they anything i can buy to removed tile paint?
Does anyone have any ideas to fix this?

Thank you in advance for any help or advice.

- MrsGreene
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Postby proptech » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:56 pm

Hi MrsGreene,
As much as I would like to criticize B&Q's paint, I think the most likely problem was in the preparation. You say the walls were clean, but what exactly did you do to prepare them ? and have you any idea what the previous finish was. was it gloss ? Also is there a condensation problem ? maybe an extractor fan is needed.

As for the tiles, you have to wonder why they were painted in the first place, there must have been a reason ! You could try a chemical paint stripper in a small area to find out. If you do, please follow the instructions with care.

It would be helpful if you could post a photo of the problems, might help to advise further.
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