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AlisaADams76 07-16-2007 06:41 PM

bathroom painting
 
How long do i have to wait to take a shower - i just painted my bathroom?

redline 07-16-2007 07:13 PM

What type of paint? (oil or latex)

slickshift 07-16-2007 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by AlisaADams76 (Post 53159)
How long do i have to wait to take a shower - i just painted my bathroom?

Hey there, welcome to the forums
24 hours is usually the minimum recommendation
3 days is better, but if it's your only shower, that's a toughie
Overnight can be done, but depending on conditions and paint brand/type, and how long/hot the showers are, and how much ventilation you've got in there, you could be pushing it

What paint did you use?

Da Vinci 07-18-2007 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by AlisaADams76 (Post 53159)
How long do i have to wait to take a shower - i just painted my bathroom?

3 weeks is usually the minimum or the paint could start peeling....:eek:


Boy, that would rot... Actually we recommend 24 hours for oil, and even though latex dries faster, the longer it cures the less chance of "surfactants" leeching to the surface. A couple of days is better if you can.

Rule of thumb: When your stink is worse that the paint fumes, ummm, it's ok to use the shower...:sweatdrop:

Bay Area Painting Contractor


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