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Old 07-16-2007, 05:41 PM   #1
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How long do i have to wait to take a shower - i just painted my bathroom?

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Old 07-16-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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What type of paint? (oil or latex)

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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?
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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....


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...

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