DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Stripped Paint on Shower Ceiling to far Back to Plaster Cardboard Lining

Postby THEWABEL » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:46 am

Please help. I'm a infrequent/reluctant /ill informed DIY'er and I've got myself into a mess and need assistance.

My shower room ceiling was staring to peel and flake a little so had hoped to strip the paint off, give it a light sand and when I had a nice clean, flat and smooth surface, I'd bond/seal with Zinsser BULLS EYE® 1-2-3, then paint with Zinsser Perma-White Matt Interior paint.

Using a paint scrapper by hand I managed to strip a layer or 2 of the offending paint off and and saw i was quick down to the greenish coloured paper plaster board lining. I manged to get the half of the ceiling paint stripped back like this. The rest of the ceiling was more tricky and accidentally scraped and pulled the paint to far/deep and went past the plasterboard green lining revealing a cardboard like brown lining of the plaster board. I spent the next half day stripping the ceiling back to get the same flat brown cardboard lining through-out. Although there are a few 50p sized patches where I'm through to the white of plasterboard, its a fairly smooth surface, however I am unsure now what to do next?

Can I stick to the original plan? will the BULLS EYE® 1-2-3 adhere to the brown cardboard like lining of the plasterboard ? Should I PVA it 1st? If these aren't options I can't afford to get this skimmed professionally so any other guidance would be appreciated?

The shower room is approx 3 x 1.5 metres and has a decent extractor.


Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:46 am


Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby gc1967 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:42 pm

Stain block the bare patches and skim with easifil and lightly rub down, stain block over the filler and when dry apply 2 coats of your chosen ceiling paint.
Other option would be to fill bad areas and lign the ceiling a lot cheaper than getting a plasterer in
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 69
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Location: Bedford, United Kingdom

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics