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Old 02-11-2009, 09:01 AM   #1
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Getting ready to remodel a small full bath. Tub and shower is a two piece fiberglass unit and is brand new. Toilet is brand new. Medicine cabinet is new. This leaves only a vanity and vanity top. Floor and walls, and accessories. I want to spend as little as possible. I am thinking about a nice light gray ceramic tile for the floor, or possible marble considering the floor is so small I could afford either I guess. My question is about the walls. My first inclination was to wallpaper the entire room. Cheaper than wall tile and easier. BUT, the shower moisture might make it peel I guess? Any suggestions? I also though about perhaps just painting but above the shower walls and around it this wouldn't work, right?

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In my opinion, wallpaper is from the devil. There are a ton of different paint treatments that are extremely inexpensive and give a nice professional look. If you are worried about condensation, make sure your bathroom has a good exhaust fan, it works and you use it.

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Sure you can wallpaper or paint successfully in a bathroom. Just stay away from "cheap" products (and box store advice...) Use a good primer/sealer made for this purpose, appropriate paste and vinyl wallcovering, or paint made for baths. Go to a good wallcovering store or a Sherwin Williams and they'll walk you through the whole thing.And, as bradnailer said, put in an exhaust fan if you don't already have one.
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Thanks. I not only have a good exhaust, but I have a timer switch so it continues to run for 20min after we have showered and left the room. I originally repainted with Sherwin Bath paint, but its bubbling and peeling around the shower wall... So I figured that it was probably not a good idea for directly around the tub surround.
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