Bathroom Ceiling - Painting - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10

Bathroom Ceiling

Paint was peeling in the bathroom - I've removed all the loose stuff in some places removing what looks like a skim of plaster or drywall mud. I've now got a height descrepancy of up to 3/32 of an inch in places.

From reading around on the site it sounds like joint compound should be used to bring the surface level followed by good surface prep - sanding entire bathroom, wiping with damp TSP+bleach, wiping with just water followed by zisser primer and bathroom paint.

As time is somewhat a factor for me and there are obviously signifiant waiting periods between paint coats, drying times after wiping, joint compound curing ect. I wanted to get some advise regarding the leveling of the surface.

What sort of prep is required prior to the joint compound? Is just sanding enough or do I need the rinse and dry before application. Can I use something like easi-fil drywall compound (I've got it on hand) or does it need to be something else? I think that it might shrink during curing - is that a problem or should I just apply more than required to compensate (v.s. a couple thinner coats which might take more time overall).




slader99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 03:06 PM   #2
Gymschu's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 5,247
Rewards Points: 1,022

To be honest, unless there's lots of dust on the area to be patched, I don't do any prep. I mix up a batch of quickset joint compound. You can buy it in bags of 20, 45, or 90 minute set times. Apply this to your holes. Allow to dry about 2 hours just to be safe. Then apply regular joint compound and allow to dry overnight. You could cheat and use more quickset, but, it's a bear to sand. Next day, sand, clean, prime, and're done!


Gymschu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
Rubbin walls since'79
Brushjockey's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Mn
Posts: 2,518
Rewards Points: 2,000

I'm wondering what was causing the original problem. Might be to go straight to mud might lead to same result.
I would have a tendancey to take where you are ( loose material removed) - take a 12" mud blade and make sure you don't have anything hanging- prime with gardz to lock it up, skim (3/32nds is nothing- and inch is a real fill!)
sand, prime paint.
Brushjockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2011, 01:28 AM   #4
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10

Thanks for the advise guys.

Roughed up my surface, went over it with the vac to get any loose dust. Went with the quickset (they don't call it quickset for nothing!). I'll do a light sand and final skim coat tomorrow.

How long do people recommend I leave between my TSP/water wipe down and the primer application? How long between the primer application and my final coat of paint? How long between paint and then caulking?


slader99 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bathroom ceiling and walls HELP! Maia Painting 13 02-21-2013 03:21 AM
crack and stains in ceiling under bathroom diy_dude Building & Construction 0 08-06-2011 05:52 AM
HELP! Ceramic tiled ceiling in basement bathroom.... jrutherford Remodeling 1 10-11-2010 12:27 PM
Bathroom and textured ceiling painting? elementz Painting 6 10-01-2010 04:27 PM
finishing a bathroom ceiling mmhendrie Building & Construction 8 03-25-2009 03:01 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1