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kevin97 12-07-2011 09:19 PM

shower ceiling issues..
 
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Hello! I just signed up for this forum about ten seconds ago so I don't know the ins and outs of this yet(using the android app) so sorry if I'm doing something wrong.

Anyways! I have a bathtub/shower combo and the ceiling is cracking and pretty much looks like rust along the edge of where the showers ceiling meets the outside wall. Please excuse the grossness of the surrounding area.

Now. What my question is, is what is the ceiling made of? Its chipping off like its plaster or something. I have very little knowledge of bathroom stuff so bare with me. How does one go about fixing it?

Thanks in advance!
Kevin

joecaption 12-07-2011 09:25 PM

Where the 90 deg corner is may be rust from someone using a steel outside corner instead of a plastic one ( someone did not cover it with paint)
The rest is mold.
Is there a vent in this bathroom? If there is, are you leaving it on long enough?
If not there's you problum.

ben's plumbing 12-07-2011 09:37 PM

agree with joe moisture seem to be building in the room needa fan or need to leave existing one on longer or see if its even working....as far as wall and ceiling leave dry scrape prime and seal then good quality bath paint from sherwin williams..

kevin97 12-07-2011 09:39 PM

There is a fan about a foot away from it, kept clear of crap and always running during use.

ben's plumbing 12-07-2011 09:41 PM

may want to check to see if it s working properly ...does the mirror fog up when showering....maybe turn it on and hold a sheet a paper up and see if it pulls it up to it....

kevin97 12-07-2011 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing
may want to check to see if it s working properly ...does the mirror fog up when showering....maybe turn it on and hold a sheet a paper up and see if it pulls it up to it....

It doesn't fog up or anything, if you really get steam going then you can watch it all be pulled right to the fan... I just did the paper test and it held it no problem.

kevin97 12-07-2011 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing
agree with joe moisture seem to be building in the room needa fan or need to leave existing one on longer or see if its even working....as far as wall and ceiling leave dry scrape prime and seal then good quality bath paint from sherwin williams..

When you say scrape the ceiling, do you mean the entire shower part? Or just a strip off where the mold/rust is?

ben's plumbing 12-07-2011 09:49 PM

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Originally Posted by kevin97 (Post 788701)
When you say scrape the ceiling, do you mean the entire shower part? Or just a strip off where the mold/rust is?

just scrape what is needed the rust for sure. and ant thing loose....

kevin97 12-07-2011 09:53 PM

Okay sounds easier than I was expecting. Thanks a lot!

Ron6519 12-08-2011 07:42 AM

After you sand the rust off, apply a rust preventative like Rustoleum's Rust reformer. Then prime and paint it.
I'd also tape the ceiling seams outside the shower. It looks as though someone just installed some sheet goods on the ceiling and left the seams open. It's a good place to allow moisture in.

havalife 12-08-2011 08:40 AM

Just a thought but being the shower is a raised ceiling the fan is not pulling the moisture out of the ceiling area, you are getting a lot of condinsation on the ceiling. You will keep getting mold on the paint no matter what you do unless you get the steam out of that area. Can you put a vent or a fan in the ceiling? Maybe keep the shower curtain open with the fan on for little while after you shower?

PoleCat 12-08-2011 09:37 AM

wouldn't hurt to check the vent exhaust too. every now and then you will find where someone just lets it blow into the attic space where it soaks the surrounding insulation and framing with condensation.

kevin97 12-08-2011 10:59 AM

I can't put a vent in the shower, but I will leave the fan on afterward

Ron6519 12-08-2011 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by kevin97 (Post 788963)
I can't put a vent in the shower, but I will leave the fan on afterward

There's no reason to put a vent in the shower area. The other poster was under the impression the shower ceiling was higher then the room ceiling.
Just let the fan run at least 10 minutes, maybe 15, depending on the fans draw out of the room.

kevin97 12-08-2011 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519
There's no reason to put a vent in the shower area. The other poster was under the impression the shower ceiling was higher then the room ceiling.
Just let the fan run at least 10 minutes, maybe 15, depending on the fans draw out of the room.

Gotcha. Will do! And I will check the attic for sure


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